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(Martha's Vineyard Times)   For less than a million dollars, scientists can hack prairie chicken genes to de-extinct the heath hen   (mvtimes.com) divider line 24
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2014-07-20 12:39:15 PM  
What a delicious idea
 
2014-07-20 01:38:59 PM  
Ok. For less than 5 dollars I could shiat in a bucket and paint my walls with it.  Why would I want to do that, either?
 
2014-07-20 01:42:09 PM  
And it'll figure out how to OPEN DOORS. Then we're F*CKED.
 
2014-07-20 01:55:33 PM  
I read that as "death hen" and was expecting more veloci-awesome.
 
2014-07-20 01:59:12 PM  
Big deal. I've been a heathen my whole life ...
 
2014-07-20 02:10:33 PM  
Pleased:

api.ning.com
 
2014-07-20 03:13:48 PM  
Just wait. You bring back that little monster and the avianflupocalypse is back on schedule.
 
2014-07-20 03:25:15 PM  
i291.photobucket.com
 
2014-07-20 03:37:40 PM  
Bring back the Moa first.

Bigger drumsticks.
 
2014-07-20 04:08:45 PM  
31.media.tumblr.com
 
2014-07-20 04:18:39 PM  

studebaker hoch: I read that as "death hen" and was expecting more veloci-awesome.


img.fark.net
 
2014-07-20 04:57:54 PM  
How much would it cost to hack morning doves into passenger pigeons?
 
2014-07-20 05:18:27 PM  
"Now researchers may be able to re-create any number of species once thought to be gone for good. That does not mean that they should. With limited intellectual bandwidth and financial resources, de-extinction threatens to divert attention from the modern biodiversity crisis. Already conservationists face difficult choices about which species and ecosystems to save, since they cannot hope to rescue them all. Should we resurrect the mammoth only to let elephants go under? Of course not."

Gaah! No! Who cares if we resurrect the mammoth and the elephant goes under? We can resurrect the elephant too. Why not both? What not give people something to be enthusiastic about, mammoths or moas or giant ground sloths, if you want them to be invested in biodiversity? Why can't it be fun? Screw the sourpusses on both sides of the aisle, I say.
 
2014-07-20 07:48:27 PM  
Good. Release them into the Sandhills of Nebraska and maybe the prairie chicken itself will make a strong comeback too. Used to be flocks of em when I was a kid, and now it's often hard to pull the three-a-day bag limit when they're in season.
 
2014-07-20 07:56:05 PM  
That's fine, but how long til they can make enough of them for us to eat into extinction again? I want some KFHH.
 
2014-07-20 08:50:48 PM  
A death hen? Do it!!
 
2014-07-20 10:07:09 PM  
For less than a million dollars, scientists can [figure out if it is feasible to] hack prairie chicken genes to de-extinct the heath hen.

"It will require funding and community support. If the Island is interested, the first step would be to complete a feasibility study." The study would cost $250,000. Full revival and restoration would require several million dollars, but Ms. Phelan and Mr. Brand are undaunted by the price.
 
2014-07-20 10:16:13 PM  
Sounds like something that should be on KickStarter.
 
2014-07-21 12:31:26 AM  
I use "de-extincting the heath hen" as a euphemism for masturbation.
 
2014-07-21 12:51:31 AM  

clambam: Gaah! No! Who cares if we resurrect the mammoth and the elephant goes under? We can resurrect the elephant too. Why not both? What not give people something to be enthusiastic about, mammoths or moas or giant ground sloths, if you want them to be invested in biodiversity? Why can't it be fun? Screw the sourpusses on both sides of the aisle, I say.


You could get away with mammoths and elephants at the same time as they lived on different continents.  The problem would be what the mammoths would do to the buffalo's natural habitat and what effect both of them would have on the land we now use for growing grain and raising cattle.
 
2014-07-21 03:12:38 AM  
Instinction
 
2014-07-21 08:40:49 AM  

studebaker hoch: I read that as "death hen" and was expecting more veloci-awesome.


I read it as "health hen" and thought fark that.

Now I wonder why it's extinct. Too delicious? Like the giant tortoise? Because I really fancy some tortoise right now. Let's bring back the giant tortoise instead, and I'll retire to a delicious, delicious tortoise ranch.

/Tortoise
 
2014-07-21 10:19:13 AM  
I see someone got here first with a Mike Nesmith ref.  Kudos.
 
2014-07-21 01:55:40 PM  
FTFA: "In 1708 New York state passed a bill..."

Uhhh, New York state? In 1708?
 
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