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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. 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.
    Cloning a sheep where there are already sheep is pretty harmless(assuming you don't do it in HUGE numbers).

    Bringing a Mammoth into an environment where no Mammoths exist is worlds different.

    Have you ever read about the pythons in the Everglades? Just as an example.
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    Or rabbits in Australia. Or Nile perch in lake Victoria? We are dealing with the stinkbug infestation here on the east coast presently. Or hundreds of other examples?

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    Or did you see Jurassic Park?

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    Sorry I just seriously doubt that even if they did manage to clone one that there would ever be enough of them that they would exist anywhere besides a zoo, and even then it would be questionable whether at that point they would be able to create one that could reproduce since they would only be able to clone a female. They might possibly be able to cross it with an elephant but then it might be like a mule that isn't able to reproduce. It wouldn't ever be anything more than a novelty.
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    Anyone remember the movie The Boys From Brazil where they cloned Hitler?

    That would be worse than the mammoth.

    But I still don't think the mammoth is a good idea.

    (I'm so annoying.)
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    Quote Originally Posted by GloriaInTX View Post
    Sorry I just seriously doubt that even if they did manage to clone one that there would ever be enough of them that they would exist anywhere besides a zoo, and even then it would be questionable whether at that point they would be able to create one that could reproduce since they would only be able to clone a female. They might possibly be able to cross it with an elephant but then it might be like a mule that isn't able to reproduce. It wouldn't ever be anything more than a novelty.
    So..... Spend millions (billions?) doing it and caring for these beasts just.......because it would be neat to have what you picture as a giant mule in a cage?

    Such a strange argument, to me. No care for possible ramifications? No ethical or religious objection to bringing back something that presumably god or evolution saw fit to do away with? Interesting.

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    Quote Originally Posted by freddieflounder101 View Post
    Anyone remember the movie The Boys From Brazil where they cloned Hitler?

    That would be worse than the mammoth.

    But I still don't think the mammoth is a good idea.

    (I'm so annoying.)
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    I actually think this is a better idea than the mammoth. Wouldn't it be an awesome nature vs nurture experiment? Start him as an embryo and then control the environment he is raised in. You could clone him more than once and then raise him in different environments.....kind of like the Truman show, but with lots of different bubbles. Totally unethical, but I would watch.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ftmom View Post
    I will derail with you
    I actually think this is a better idea than the mammoth. Wouldn't it be an awesome nature vs nurture experiment? Start him as an embryo and then control the environment he is raised in. You could clone him more than once and then raise him in different environments.....kind of like the Truman show, but with lots of different bubbles. Totally unethical, but I would watch.
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    Guys, just go watch the movie!!!!!!!!! They already did that!!!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Potter75 View Post
    So..... Spend millions (billions?) doing it and caring for these beasts just.......because it would be neat to have what you picture as a giant mule in a cage?

    Such a strange argument, to me. No care for possible ramifications? No ethical or religious objection to bringing back something that presumably god or evolution saw fit to do away with? Interesting.
    Sin caused death.. So humanity killed the mammoth.

    far are introducing variety of species to other areas.. far as I know clones can not reproduce.
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