28.12.09

A Mammoth task

A Mammoth task indeed is it possible to re-create one from DNA well an International team thinks it possible to recreate this huge beast; the thing is why; it died out more than 10.000 Years ago, the real question facing us is do we really want Sabre toothed tigers and the like roaming the Earth once again. Still these jokers appear to be on track with this and it seems DNA was extracted from a well-preserved 27,000-year-old specimen found in the Siberian permafrost. So far, about 30 million "letters" of the genetic code have been read, albeit in small pieces, representing about 1 per cent of the entire code. Looks to me as though it will take ages anyway would these people be more gainfully employed trying to find this world of ours a better place to live in? I reckon they would. Scientists in Japan and Russia have announced plans to attempt to clone woolly mammoths with the help of the ancient animal's living relatives and, despite scepticism that they will be successful, this recent development will renew interest in the idea.Personally I think they are as nutty as the first lot. so if you see one of these Flee for your very life Which looks the more dangerous of the two? they both do to me and of course there were many other Prehistoric animals as well. Jurassic Park was enough I think lol...good movie but.

5 comments:

  1. Ha ! What a crazy bunch ! I think the mammoth would be the most dangerous though. You'd maybe be safe from the cat in a car or truck. Absolutely NOT from the mammoth, that thing looks like it could destroy brick buildings !!

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  2. I reckon it could at that...and such a waste of money...thanks for your comment Phill

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  3. I tend to agree with you ; Sometimes practical concerns need to take precedence ; When we ask - 'can' we ?; the answer may be 'yes' ; however 'should we,: takes it a step further

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  4. I would feel sorry for that poor Mammoth in search of a bit of ice and snow which is disappearing fast from his tundra. Where to put the Mammoth? It's world has gone.
    I prefer science with a conscience.

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  5. Thank you all for your comments...when your time is up is the clincher...plus the huge cost involved

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