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Resurrecting Wooly Mammoths


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http://www.ted.com/t..._you_ready.html

 

What time do you guys predict we will bring them back. 5 years?

 

 

 


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I couldnt say when we do first bring them back, but the first few times i think they will likley die very quickly after. So in terms of actually truly bringing them back practically, i think 5 years will be far too short.



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Almost certainly less than ten years - five years does seem most likely. Eventually even dinosaurs will be brought back, probably by the end of the century.

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dinosaurs? I think their DNA is too old, so we can't bring them back.

 

Man I can't wait for my Dodo burger though!


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Don't count on dinosaurs being resurrected for quite a long time until we can actually design an entire creature from scratch. And even then it wouldn't be a real dinosaur, would it? Just a construct.


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Don't count on dinosaurs being resurrected for quite a long time until we can actually design an entire creature from scratch. And even then it wouldn't be a real dinosaur, would it? Just a construct.

 

Well, it's a matter of perspective. If people don't know how these "contructs" were created, they might as well simply call them dinosaurs because they look like the original ones. :)


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I think cloning dinosaurs will be possible eventually - as long as they have some sample of the DNA - the age shouldn't make it impossible.

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I think cloning dinosaurs will be possible eventually - as long as they have some sample of the DNA - the age shouldn't make it impossible.

DNA has a half-life of about 521 years... so unless they were preserved in amber, ice, or something that wouldn't have allowed the DNA to decay it's unlikely we'll be ressurecting the dinosaurs. http://www.popsci.co...s-half-life-dna

 

edit: article states that "...the scientists calculated that every single DNA bond would be broken at 6.8 million years: The youngest dino fossils are 65 million years old."


Edited by CamGoldenGun, 08 May 2013 - 07:11 PM.


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Maybe they will develop a way to use ancient bones for cloning - it can't be out of the question - it is biological material after all.

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Stalkers! lol we already discussed of this lol... I don't know if there is still in the timeline but that prediction was inserted because of me :spiteful:



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Maybe they will develop a way to use ancient bones for cloning - it can't be out of the question - it is biological material after all.

It was, now it's basically just rock.

 

They could try and make their own though, Jurassic Park will be a possibility some day.


Edited by Rkw, 08 May 2013 - 07:48 PM.


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Yeah, scientists have created a new species of bacteria. Give it a few decades, you'll have people inventing species out of nothing. We could look at the fossils, see how the dinosaurs lived through that, and know how to 'build' that specific genome from scratch. Of course, that's a ways off yet.


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