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← Regenerating a Mammoth for $10 Million

hungarianelephant's Avatar Jump to comment 28 by hungarianelephant

I'm in two minds about this. On the one hand, like Philip, you could say that the mammoth had its chance and was selected for extinction.

On the other, there's ample evidence that the demise of the larger mammals is related to the rise of homo sapiens. If we could repair some of the damage - a big if - then it's much harder to object. We're not talking about dinosaurs here. 10,000 years in geological time is nothing.

It might also help focus minds on the plight of the three remaining elephant species, who remain in deep trouble.

Also on the positive side, the fundies will have twenty two whole months to rave on about playing God, which should keep them busy.

Tue, 25 Nov 2008 01:03:00 UTC | #276418