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Mammoth 'could be reborn in four years'
The Telegraph ^ | 13 Jan 2011 | Julian Ryall

Posted on 01/14/2011 12:08:20 AM PST by bogusname

The woolly mammoth, extinct for thousands of years, could be brought back to life in as little as four years thanks to a breakthrough in cloning technology.

(Excerpt) Read more at telegraph.co.uk ...


TOPICS: Science
KEYWORDS: clone; elephant; godsgravesglyphs; mammoth
Shucks! I wanted to be the first one to clone a Mammoth.
1 posted on 01/14/2011 12:08:23 AM PST by bogusname
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To: SunkenCiv

/mark


2 posted on 01/14/2011 12:11:27 AM PST by KoRn (Department of Homeland Security, Certified - "Right Wing Extremist")
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To: bogusname

If he succeeds, how much land will be set aside as wilderness habitat for the newly created “Endangered species”?

In what country, and who is going to pay to guard the damn thing?

If he makes more than one, will they be fertile?
How many to have a stable breeding population?

WHO is paying for all this?

And WHY?


3 posted on 01/14/2011 12:17:12 AM PST by Loyal Sedition (Loyal Sedition, often described as "To the right of Attila The Hun"!)
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To: KoRn
The rebirth of Republican party, I can't think of a better mascot. The 'ass' had it's day.
4 posted on 01/14/2011 12:24:37 AM PST by ResearchMonkey (Holding Conservative Country in California.)
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To: ResearchMonkey
 

Dagnabbit

The rebirth of the Republican party, I can't think of a better mascot. The 'ass' had it's day.

I hate it when I do that!!!

5 posted on 01/14/2011 12:28:14 AM PST by ResearchMonkey (Holding Conservative Country in California.)
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To: Loyal Sedition

Who would pay? We would—folks would line up and spend their money to see one! Every zoo in the world will want one. Think of what we could learn about them? As for land—I don’t see a great many being made. Also—they taste good—we can raise them to eat! The rich will pay $1,000 each for a Mammoth steak! No, I see this as a real capitalist gain!


6 posted on 01/14/2011 12:28:28 AM PST by Forward the Light Brigade (Into the Jaws of H*ll)
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To: bogusname

Make it so, Number One...


7 posted on 01/14/2011 12:34:46 AM PST by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously..... You won't live through it anyway.)
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To: bogusname

Plus, would any animal ever truely be “endangered” after that? “But, Your Honor!If we run out of triple toed whomp bats, we can just fire up the test tubes and make more!” Win-win!


8 posted on 01/14/2011 12:37:43 AM PST by Sparticus (Tar and feathers for the first dumbass Republican that uses the word bipartisanship.)
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To: Loyal Sedition

Right now it sounds like he’s only trying to clone one. He would have to clone one of each sex in order to bring the Mammoth back into existence for good. I would suppose they would be as fertile as any clone and could be housed in a Zoo in Japan just like an elephant would. My guess is that there will be hundred of people wanting to invest in this sort of thing if he’s successful. Can you imagine how many millions would travel to Japan just to see this animal? If it works, a lot of folks are going to make a lot of money.


9 posted on 01/14/2011 12:40:42 AM PST by bogusname (Banish All Liberals)
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To: bogusname
If they pull this off, you won't have to worry about your kid wanting a Pony for Christmas.
10 posted on 01/14/2011 12:43:30 AM PST by Kickass Conservative (Obamunism, the fatal cure for Bush Derangement Syndrome.)
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To: bogusname

We already have a Mammoth on the White House grounds.


11 posted on 01/14/2011 12:44:21 AM PST by bushpilot1
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To: bogusname

It’s not too late to be the first to give birth to one.


12 posted on 01/14/2011 12:46:00 AM PST by E-Mat (Made in China = Arms for Tyrants)
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To: Forward the Light Brigade

Why?

It will just be a hybrid long haired elephant.

What are you going to “learn about them” from an artificially created creature that has no experience of living in a natural environment, where are it’s instincts from?
It will never have learned behavior natural to it’s species from any members of it’s species.

The final product is artificial, spend the money on something more worthwhile.


13 posted on 01/14/2011 12:48:21 AM PST by Loyal Sedition (Loyal Sedition, often described as "To the right of Attila The Hun"!)
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To: bogusname

Updating my list early this year. Scratch the hippopotamus, I want a wooly mammoth for Christmas.


14 posted on 01/14/2011 12:52:40 AM PST by BykrBayb (Somewhere, my flower is there. ~ Þ)
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To: Loyal Sedition; bogusname; reaganaut

Q: If he succeeds, how much land will be set aside as wilderness habitat for the newly created “Endangered species”? A: All the National Grasslands (probably, like for buffalo), and all the hunting lodges in the Dakotas that can afford to invest in getting them.

Q: In what country, and who is going to pay to guard the damn thing? A: Russia, by crazy billionaires, and Dakota hunting lodge investors.

Q: If he makes more than one, will they be fertile? How many to have a stable breeding population? A: They’ll use every mammoth they can find, then call it enough.

Q: WHO is paying for all this? A: Crazy Russian billionaires.

Q: And WHY? A: Putin wants to be seen killing one with just a stone knife.


15 posted on 01/14/2011 1:54:20 AM PST by mrreaganaut (Coolidge for President!)
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To: Sparticus

Eh, interesting times.


16 posted on 01/14/2011 2:09:45 AM PST by BenKenobi (The past is a foreign country: they do things differently there)
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To: bogusname

17 posted on 01/14/2011 3:49:08 AM PST by TSgt (Colonel Allen West & Michele Bachman - 2012 POTUS Dream Team Ticket!)
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To: TSgt

You’re not planning a breeding program with those two are you?


18 posted on 01/14/2011 4:03:49 AM PST by Vanders9
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To: Loyal Sedition
And WHY?

Reparations to the mammoths for the "mammoth hunters"?

19 posted on 01/14/2011 4:05:50 AM PST by Caipirabob ( Communists... Socialists... Democrats...Traitors... Who can tell the difference?)
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To: bogusname

“He has announced plans to travel to Siberia in the summer to search for mammoths in the permafrost and to recover a sample of skin or tissue that can be as small as 3cm square.”

He hasn’t even gotten a sample yet? The gestation period is 600 days, from inception.

This is going to take a while, at best.


20 posted on 01/14/2011 4:08:48 AM PST by Beowulf9
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To: Forward the Light Brigade

>> Who would pay? We would—folks would line up and spend their money to see one! Every zoo in the world will want one. <<

Are you intentionally quoting Jurassic Park? Or is the topic so close it’s simply inevitable?


21 posted on 01/14/2011 4:18:35 AM PST by dangus ("The floor of Hell is paved with the skulls of bishops" -- St. John Crysostom ("the Golden-Mouthed"))
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To: Loyal Sedition
If he succeeds, how much land will be set aside as wilderness habitat for the newly created “Endangered species”?

How about the whole of Siberia?

22 posted on 01/14/2011 4:24:33 AM PST by Sawdring
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To: bogusname

Regenerated Wooly Mamouths; pretty cool.
Regenerated T-Rex; mega cool!


23 posted on 01/14/2011 5:39:40 AM PST by 6SJ7 (atlasShruggedInd = TRUE)
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To: 6SJ7

[ Regenerated Wooly Mamouths; pretty cool.
Regenerated T-Rex; mega cool! ]

Mammoth vs. T-Rex Cage Fight!!!! EPIC WIN!!!


24 posted on 01/14/2011 8:14:32 AM PST by GraceG
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To: 6SJ7

[ Regenerated Wooly Mamouths; pretty cool.
Regenerated T-Rex; mega cool! ]

Mammoth vs. T-Rex Cage Fight!!!! EPIC WIN!!!


25 posted on 01/14/2011 8:14:34 AM PST by GraceG
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To: bogusname

I’ll start working on a good barbecue sauce right now...


26 posted on 01/14/2011 8:15:35 AM PST by Dead Corpse (III%. The last line in the sand)
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To: bogusname
Jim Shockey awaits.


27 posted on 01/14/2011 8:28:34 AM PST by wardaddy ("Out Here" by Josh Thompson pretty much says it all to those who will never understand anyhow)
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To: bogusname
Shucks! I wanted to be the first one to clone a Mammoth.

Both you and this article are a step behind. Garth's rapidly become one of my favorite pets, ever.

The only drawback was having to turn the entire first floor of my house into a litter box.

28 posted on 01/14/2011 8:29:39 AM PST by Scoutmaster (You knew the job was dangerous when you took it, Fred.)
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To: Loyal Sedition

The first ones will be a huge money maker. It wouldn’t matter who guards them as long as it isn’t government since they can easily pay for themselves.


29 posted on 01/14/2011 11:02:58 AM PST by Steve Van Doorn (*in my best Eric cartman voice* 'I love you guys')
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To: bogusname

Think of what you could get for those tusks!


30 posted on 01/14/2011 11:20:42 AM PST by Hatteras
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31 posted on 01/14/2011 4:49:31 PM PST by SunkenCiv (The 2nd Amendment follows right behind the 1st because some people are hard of hearing.)
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Why not go ahead and ‘create’ a bunch of Saber Tooth Tigers and Mammoth and turn them loose in the wild? Would make life in America MUCH more interesting. LOL!!


32 posted on 01/14/2011 4:53:37 PM PST by KoRn (Department of Homeland Security, Certified - "Right Wing Extremist")
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To: bogusname

Gee, do we really want one of those things running around?

Just because you can do something...


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34 posted on 01/14/2011 5:01:14 PM PST by SunkenCiv (The 2nd Amendment follows right behind the 1st because some people are hard of hearing.)
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