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|SoulBlazerFan Posted: Sat Sep 07, 2013 7:22 am Post subject: So... Cloning a Mammoth Anyone?
|Someone brought this to my attention earlier. I'm sure several of you have read this by now, but if not:
Dolly the Sheep Scientist Says Mammoth Could Be Cloned
Fascinating stuff. Apparently nearly perfectly preserved blood was discovered, and there is enough potential DNA that they could, conceivably clone a Mammoth out of extinction. The question is... should they? Should man be allowed to recreate a life that died out for a reason?
If this does happen, whose to say they will stop there? Dinosaurs next? Who's to say?
I feel as though man should never be allowed to play God. We have in the past- the Dolly cloning project is a perfect example- but at the same, time, what happens when if you do? Whose to say there is an ethical right? Or, something I'm concerned over, whose to say this won't also resurrect a disease that died millions of years ago?
AIDS was traced back to monkeys, so what if some other man-killing disease is reborn through this process? Discuss below, but my final statement is, regardless of the choices made here in either direction..."life will find a way."
"...at first it's fine and you think you have a dark side – it's exciting – and then you realise the dark side wins every time if you decide to indulge in it. It's also a completely different way of living when you know that...a different species of person." - Lana Del Rey
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