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(Independent)   If this ends up on the "Food" tab, then the answer is "yes, we should. Tastes like chicken?". If it ends up on the STEM tab, then the answer is "no, do you want them to go extinct again?"   (independent.co.uk) divider line
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2022-08-08 10:22:23 AM  
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2022-08-08 11:09:40 AM  
I sorta feel like the animals humans caused to go to extinct deserve a second chance: Mammoths, Dodos, Great Awks, Passenger Pigeons, Tasmanian Tigers, Yangtze River Dolphins, etc..

Of course, we're f*cking over thousands and thousands of species right now, so maybe we should get to work on protecting those first.
 
2022-08-08 12:47:56 PM  
Maybe we should save the planet first, before we try to repopulate it with extinct species.
 
2022-08-08 12:52:54 PM  
Its Texas.

The only reason they would breed them is to eat them.
 
2022-08-08 12:55:36 PM  
And if both, well I don't have the time to write out an article on quantum mammoths.
 
2022-08-08 12:58:24 PM  

aleister_greynight: Maybe we should save the planet first, before we try to repopulate it with extinct species.


Not to mention that it's a species that would probably be an enormous contributor to greenhouse gases in itself
 
2022-08-08 1:00:48 PM  
But no, seriously TFAuthor, are you high? If you de-extinct something, particularly something with a long lifespan and long gestation period that can't rapidly increase in number, you don't eat it. Your great^n grandkids might get to partake, but you'd just be doing harm to the entire project.

If it turns out that it was a terrible mistake, well it's large enough that we can step in and easily re-extinctify it by giving in to our nature and determining what seasonings go best with it for a generation or two.
 
2022-08-08 1:06:57 PM  
I had a mammoth in Ark named Puffalottagrass
 
2022-08-08 1:09:51 PM  
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2022-08-08 1:14:20 PM  
So you're going to revive an Ice Age species just as the entire planet is about to combust?

Kind of a dick move, scientists...
 
2022-08-08 1:16:02 PM  
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Now here's what we need.
 
2022-08-08 1:16:52 PM  
Meh, I only eat mastodon.
 
2022-08-08 1:18:41 PM  

I Ate Shergar: [static.sluggy.com image 850×304]

Argh! I knew there was something I meant to do during the pandemic lockdowns ― get caught back up on Sluggy Freelance, which I'd stopped reading over a decade ago!
 
2022-08-08 1:48:41 PM  
I would have to get a bigger bbq smoker. I would HAVE to!
 
2022-08-08 2:01:52 PM  
I'm totally down with trying some car flipping Bedrock style mammoth ribs.
 
2022-08-08 2:03:39 PM  
Wasn't this a Northern Exposure episode?
 
2022-08-08 2:10:03 PM  

brainlordmesomorph: Its Texas.

The only reason they would breed them is to eat them.


Actually, Texas is interested in turning them into an invasive species to justify more powerful gunz.
 
2022-08-08 2:19:56 PM  

brainlordmesomorph: Its Texas.

The only reason they would breed them is to eat  huntthem.


FTFY
 
2022-08-08 2:36:58 PM  

Veloram: Not to mention that it's a species that would probably be an enormous contributor to greenhouse gases in itself


The exact opposite, actually. The reasoning behind bringing mammoths back is to reinvigorate arctic tundra and prevent the release of greenhouse gases stored beneath the permafrost.
 
2022-08-08 2:54:41 PM  

Slypork: brainlordmesomorph: Its Texas.

The only reason they would breed them is to eat  huntthem.

FTFY


If by "hunt" you mean get driven out by a guide to a comfy chair set up 20 meters from where they feed them then yes.
 
2022-08-08 3:02:12 PM  
Off topic for article but on topic for headline...

How do you submit a link and indicate more than one category? Or do you have to submit the same link twice, once to the food tab and once to the STEM tab?
 
2022-08-08 3:50:59 PM  

aleister_greynight: Maybe we should save the planet first, before we try to repopulate it with extinct species.


The planet is fine... the people are farked!

George Carlin - Saving the Planet
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2022-08-08 4:29:49 PM  

bisonjelly: brainlordmesomorph: Its Texas.

The only reason they would breed them is to eat them.

Actually, Texas is interested in turning them into an invasive species to justify more powerful gunz.


How am I supposed to stop 40 rampaging mammoths in my yard while my kids are playing if I don't have a rocket launcher?
 
2022-08-08 5:09:07 PM  
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2022-08-08 5:22:07 PM  
Oh hai guys
 
2022-08-08 6:25:25 PM  

emtwo: Veloram: Not to mention that it's a species that would probably be an enormous contributor to greenhouse gases in itself

The exact opposite, actually. The reasoning behind bringing mammoths back is to reinvigorate arctic tundra and prevent the release of greenhouse gases stored beneath the permafrost.


Are we also repopulating Saber-Tooth Tigers, Giant Ground Sloths, and other animals at the same time.  Introducing the Mammoth without the corresponding predators can lead to issues in the long term.  Just look at the reintroduction of Buffalo to areas without the wolf population being available to keep it in check.
 
2022-08-08 6:49:34 PM  

Daedalus27: emtwo: Veloram: Not to mention that it's a species that would probably be an enormous contributor to greenhouse gases in itself

The exact opposite, actually. The reasoning behind bringing mammoths back is to reinvigorate arctic tundra and prevent the release of greenhouse gases stored beneath the permafrost.

Are we also repopulating Saber-Tooth Tigers, Giant Ground Sloths, and other animals at the same time.  Introducing the Mammoth without the corresponding predators can lead to issues in the long term.  Just look at the reintroduction of Buffalo to areas without the wolf population being available to keep it in check.


Due largely to its isolation, there is still a healthy wolf population in the arctic.
 
2022-08-08 7:22:53 PM  
FWIW, what does your run-of-the-mill  "regular"elephant taste like?

Anyone had it before?

I'm sure someone is eating the farkers after the safari dudes knock 'em down.
 
2022-08-08 8:56:12 PM  

Daedalus27: emtwo: Veloram: Not to mention that it's a species that would probably be an enormous contributor to greenhouse gases in itself

The exact opposite, actually. The reasoning behind bringing mammoths back is to reinvigorate arctic tundra and prevent the release of greenhouse gases stored beneath the permafrost.

Are we also repopulating Saber-Tooth Tigers, Giant Ground Sloths, and other animals at the same time.  Introducing the Mammoth without the corresponding predators can lead to issues in the long term.  Just look at the reintroduction of Buffalo to areas without the wolf population being available to keep it in check.


Wolves don't kill healthy bison herds. They get the lame and weak. But not healthy ones. That's how a wolf dies a quick death.

Wolves were never a population control on bison except to cull the weak and sick.

Hell there's never been a documented wolf killing a human in the US.
 
2022-08-08 9:32:56 PM  
Jurassic Pork
 
2022-08-08 9:59:17 PM  

wildcardjack: Jurassic Pork


Jurassic Bark However..

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