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    Do you think its a good idea to try and clone a Mammoth?

    Return of the mammoth? Dolly scientist says beast should be cloned | Fox News
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    I didn't read the fox article but I read national geographical piece on this a month or two ago and no, I believe this is a terrible idea. First off- these animals would be raised by humans or some other species- NOT wooly mammoths- nothing about this version would be authentic in any way- they would have no species identification/nurture/ etc. their environment/ ecosystem no longer exists and I believe that it is cruel to create a species simply to cage it. I also think that we have seen the down side to tampering with nature (introducing foreign species to native habitats) a thousand times over and it's never good. This would be a mistake on a myriad of levels IMO. Not our job to play god.

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    My first response is, SO COOL! I would love to see a real live mammoth! Awesome!

    However, my adult side has to agree with Melis. Darn! Cause, so cool.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ftmom View Post
    My first response is, SO COOL! I would love to see a real live mammoth! Awesome!

    However, my adult side has to agree with Melis. Darn! Cause, so cool.
    This, exactly. *sniff*



    *scowls at Melis for being the voice of reason*



    *stomps feet & sulks at never being able to pet a real mammoth*
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    I agree I guess. I'll be an adult and say this is not a good idea

    The 8 year old in me is very upset.
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    I really do not understand the mindset presented here... is it any more "playing God" to create life than destroy it? I can't see that it is evil to create life... not sure on this one.
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    I don't really have that big a problem with cloning animals. After all they are animals. I don't see that much of a difference between cloning a sheep and a mammoth. I would have a problem with cloning people because I think there is a lot of experimentation that would have to happen before they are successful and don't agree with experimenting on human embryos.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rivergallery View Post
    I really do not understand the mindset presented here... is it any more "playing God" to create life than destroy it? I can't see that it is evil to create life... not sure on this one.
    This is a good point and we as a society often choose to create life when natural science would dictate that it should not be created when it comes to humans.

    So i don't think the playing God argument really works. We play God when we think its a good thing and don't when we don't think its a good thing.

    But i do agree that from a scientific standpoint it could be disastrous. I'll just stick to scientific reasons....i think it could be bad for the things already mentioned. I would like to read some opinions from actual scientists who are in this camp...i'm sure they must exist?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rivergallery View Post
    I really do not understand the mindset presented here... is it any more "playing God" to create life than destroy it? I can't see that it is evil to create life... not sure on this one.
    Like eating animals and stuff? I see that as natural order. Bringing back extinct animals is not natural order.

    If you are making reference to abortion that's why I personally would not have one- but I simply don't make that decision for others. Like you have no problem wanting to all sexual offenders out to death though you personally might not want to have to kill them yourself.

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    Quote Originally Posted by GloriaInTX View Post
    I don't really have that big a problem with cloning animals. After all they are animals. I don't see that much of a difference between cloning a sheep and a mammoth.
    The difference for me is that sheep still exist today. Mammoths do not, nor does the world they lived in exist today. What animal would gestate this mammoth, and how would it give birth? A baby mammoth would be significantly larger than a baby elephant so the baby mammoth would either need to be born prematurely, which might kill it, or delivered by c-section which would probably kill the host mother. If this is really about advancing the science, then how about cloning some of the species that are on the brink of extinction? Giant pandas, Bengal tigers, Hawaiian monk seals, California condors, the list goes on & on & on.
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