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2014-05-02 02:02:37 PM
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2014-05-02 02:06:12 PM
Could they bring back the pork from the 1950's? Thanks.
 
2014-05-02 02:24:52 PM

flucto: Could they bring back the pork from the 1950's? Thanks.


You mean the pork riddled with trichinosis?
 
2014-05-02 02:57:57 PM

Sybarite: [media1.giphy.com image 459x200]


10 punch in face
20 goto 10

my god he was irritating in that movie
I dont remember his character being that annoying in the book.
 
2014-05-02 03:08:16 PM

Shostie: You mean the pork riddled with trichinosis?


If that's what made it so tasty, yes. mmmm.
 
2014-05-02 03:18:06 PM

namatad: Sybarite: [media1.giphy.com image 459x200]

10 punch in face
20 goto 10

my god he was irritating in that movie
I dont remember his character being that annoying in the book.


He was that irritating in the book.
 
2014-05-02 03:18:44 PM
I'm pretty sure than non-partisan politicians didn't exist in the UD past Washington.
 
2014-05-02 03:20:16 PM

meanmutton: I'm pretty sure than non-partisan politicians didn't exist in the UD past Washington.


They didnt' even exist then, which is why Washington went to such lengths to warn us about 'em.

/ Farkin' whigs.
 
2014-05-02 03:20:51 PM
I have always wondered what a mammoth would taste like
 
2014-05-02 03:21:19 PM
No thanks. Just this one &#$hole is enough.
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2014-05-02 03:34:03 PM
As long as the criterion for is based off of the animals tastyness, I am OK with it.  I wouldnt mind having some passenger pigion.
 
2014-05-02 03:46:07 PM
Can we pull any DNA off the shroud of turin? That would be kinda intersting to make happen.
 
2014-05-02 03:54:29 PM

flucto: Shostie: You mean the pork riddled with trichinosis?

If that's what made it so tasty, yes. mmmm.


pork may still have trichinosis.   pork should be cooked to 145 to remove the risks

the real reason for the lack of taste is that, sometime in the latter half of the 20th century, the pork industry tried to re-market pork as "the other white meat".  the wanted pork to be thought of as healthy and lean, so they raised leaner pigs.
 
2014-05-02 04:08:12 PM
Of course they should.

Give me one reason why not.
 
2014-05-02 04:11:33 PM
Jurassic park is frightening in the dark, with all the dinosaurs gone running wild....
 
2014-05-02 04:20:18 PM
Yes, we need to bring back the wooly mammoths, just to put those bastard brown bears in their place.

/ sabre-tooths would be awesome too
// and north american cheetahs?
 
2014-05-02 04:21:28 PM
I don't quite understand this moral issue.  What is the difference between preventing species from going extinct and re-spawning those that did go extinct?

Whatever we re-spawn has to come out better than taco bell, and we allow them to still exist.
 
2014-05-02 04:30:34 PM

flucto: Shostie: You mean the pork riddled with trichinosis?

If that's what made it so tasty, yes. mmmm.


Yeah, no, that's nostalgia.
 
2014-05-02 04:38:28 PM

pute kisses like a man: the real reason for the lack of taste is that, sometime in the latter half of the 20th century, the pork industry tried to re-market pork as "the other white meat". the wanted pork to be thought of as healthy and lean, so they raised leaner pigs.


I know. I buy much fattier pork from a place in NJ and it's incredible.

ikanreed: Yeah, no, that's nostalgia.


No no, the man kissing guy is right. it used to have a lot more fat. Those Hungarian cocker hamiel things for example are freaking delicious.
 
2014-05-02 04:40:40 PM
Yes they should. I don't understand why anyone would think otherwise. I also fully support any scheme to bring back our hominid ancestors. It's not unethical or immoral. Just do it already. We wanna know how they tast... think and act, and speak, and their proclivity toward moving in herds. Do they move in herds? We need to know.
 
2014-05-02 04:49:56 PM
I for one look forward to our future Dodo Bird overlords.
 
2014-05-02 04:53:40 PM
nichepork.org
that is all
 
2014-05-02 05:07:14 PM

flucto: pute kisses like a man:

No no, the man kissing guy is right. it used to have a lot more fat. Those Hungarian cocker hamiel things for example are freaking delicious.


hah.  i always knew my handle was stupid (what happens when you invent your fark handle while drunk watching ingmar bergman films and have a passionate interest in the trivial and aside)...  but usually the comments have to do with pute part.
 
2014-05-02 05:09:44 PM
How hard can it be?
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2014-05-02 05:47:47 PM

ModernPrimitive01: I have always wondered what a mammoth would taste like


I'd like to think it'd be like a cross between manatee and polar bear.
 
2014-05-02 06:25:15 PM
Wow, that's a lot of butthurt about something that's not really a problem.

If we bring something back and it's fit for the environment, then we're just re-establishing the older homeostasis/balance.

If we bring something back and it's not fit for the environment, it'll just die again.

If we bring something back and it's too good/overpopulates, we can kill it again.

This really isn't the 'big deal' part of the problem of de-exctinction.  The big deal is in the actual technical details of creating the organism and re-introducing it, there's really nothing but potential upsides here beyond it possibly not working and being a waste of money.
 
2014-05-02 08:56:10 PM

Jim_Callahan: If we bring something back and it's too good/overpopulates, we can kill it again.


www.mnn.com

ORLY?
 
2014-05-02 11:04:42 PM
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2014-05-03 12:38:19 AM

Sybarite:


The quote it instantly brought to my mind was, "your scientists were so preoccupied with whether or not they could that they didn't stop to think if they should."
 
2014-05-03 07:17:47 AM
Nonpartisan politicians? Yeah right after we bring back the brontosaurus.
 
2014-05-03 10:03:16 AM

IC Stars: Yes, we need to bring back the wooly mammoths, just to put those bastard brown bears in their place.

/ sabre-tooths would be awesome too
// and north american cheetahs?


Woodland musk ox.
 
2014-05-03 05:34:03 PM

pute kisses like a man: pork may still have trichinosis.   pork should be cooked to 145 to remove the risks


Pork raised in the US currently has almost no risk for trichinosis.  It's fine, and tasty, to cook pork medium rare.


I vote for aurochs myself, if only to try the five-pound ribeye.
 
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