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(Ars Technica)   A "de-extinctiion" company plans to bring back the coolest animal ever   (arstechnica.com) divider line
    More: Spiffy, Marsupial, Mammal, Gene, wolf-sized marsupial, Dasyuromorphia, Thylacine, number of features of marsupial biology, least partial genomes  
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1169 clicks; posted to STEM » on 16 Aug 2022 at 4:42 PM (7 weeks ago)   |   Favorite    |   share:  Share on Twitter share via Email Share on Facebook



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2022-08-16 3:45:04 PM  
The platypus is not extinct.
 
2022-08-16 4:12:01 PM  
Your scientists were so preoccupied with whether or not they could, they didn't stop to think if they should.
 
2022-08-16 4:16:40 PM  

Demetrius: Your scientists were so preoccupied with whether or not they could, they didn't stop to think if they should.


We are done here. Turn out the lights.
 
2022-08-16 4:46:45 PM  
What could possibly go wrong?
 
2022-08-16 4:55:52 PM  
They way things are going, there's a good chance that someday they will open a real life Jurassic Park with read dinosaurs.  If that does happen, take my advice - don't go on opening day.
 
2022-08-16 4:58:05 PM  

Dr Jack Badofsky: What could possibly go wrong?


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2022-08-16 4:58:24 PM  
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2022-08-16 5:03:32 PM  

Demetrius: Your scientists were so preoccupied with whether or not they could, they didn't stop to think if they should.


But life, uh, finds a way.
 
2022-08-16 5:07:29 PM  
These people obviously haven't played Ark Survival Evolved.
 
Xai
2022-08-16 5:15:40 PM  
Passenger pigeon please
 
2022-08-16 5:15:53 PM  
I want my quagga, dammit.
 
2022-08-16 5:19:18 PM  

Xai: Passenger pigeon please


A good choice, but not as flashy as a large mammal or marsupial.  I don't believe anyone has done a bird yet.  They should try a dodo first. It would be a serious upgrade the the GQP platform.
 
2022-08-16 5:35:18 PM  
I was hoping it would be Martha...
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2022-08-16 5:50:07 PM  

Demetrius: Your scientists were so preoccupied with whether or not they could, they didn't stop to think if they should.


I think, if you recall the full conversation you are quoting from, you will remember that that statement didn't apply to condors. This is essentially the condor.
 
2022-08-16 6:26:54 PM  
We could also start by being a little more protective of the ones we still have... cause I'm sure Eastern Medicine will eventually decide that powdered Tasmanian Tiger penis is the best thing since normal tiger penis (whoops, we killed all those we meant lions all along!) ... and then they'll all be dead again. Just like it happening with all the rhinos, elephants, tigers, lions, sharks, and vacquitas.
 
2022-08-16 6:30:03 PM  
I'd be happy to see a map of Tasmanian at the moment.
 
2022-08-16 6:43:07 PM  
I plan on winning the lottery this week.
 
2022-08-16 6:55:42 PM  
Cool. Next clone a Dodo!
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2022-08-16 7:01:14 PM  
Sadly not the sabre tooth tiger.
 
2022-08-16 7:35:05 PM  
If you're rolling back the bloodline, why not take it a bit further and go with the Thylacoleo?  Make those bush hikes a little more interesting!
 
2022-08-16 7:59:02 PM  
why would i trust them to do science when they can't even spell their goals right!
 
2022-08-16 8:07:02 PM  

Brandi Morgan: They way things are going, there's a good chance that someday they will open a real life Jurassic Park with read dinosaurs.  If that does happen, take my advice - don't go on opening day.


Doubtful it would work. I dont think theres enough oxygen in the air for those sizes.
 
DVD
2022-08-16 8:32:22 PM  
Coolest animal ever?  I didn't know that ManBearPig was even extinct???
 
2022-08-16 9:06:57 PM  
Carolina parakeet?
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2022-08-16 9:49:04 PM  

frankb00th: Brandi Morgan: They way things are going, there's a good chance that someday they will open a real life Jurassic Park with read dinosaurs.  If that does happen, take my advice - don't go on opening day.

Doubtful it would work. I dont think theres enough oxygen in the air for those sizes.


Wait, wasn't there less oxygen in the atmosphere back then?
 
2022-08-16 9:54:02 PM  

Demetrius: Your scientists were so preoccupied with whether or not they could, they didn't stop to think if they should.


It's an old quote!  I know this!
 
2022-08-16 10:24:53 PM  

Dr Jack Badofsky: frankb00th: Brandi Morgan: They way things are going, there's a good chance that someday they will open a real life Jurassic Park with read dinosaurs.  If that does happen, take my advice - don't go on opening day.

Doubtful it would work. I dont think theres enough oxygen in the air for those sizes.

Wait, wasn't there less oxygen in the atmosphere back then?


There was a higher concentration of oxygen back then...it helped facilitate such large creatures.

I imagine any dino that just pops into our world will meet a gasping demise (or at least hellish existence....like a bulldog).
 
2022-08-16 10:49:49 PM  

Sasquach: Dr Jack Badofsky: frankb00th: Brandi Morgan: They way things are going, there's a good chance that someday they will open a real life Jurassic Park with read dinosaurs.  If that does happen, take my advice - don't go on opening day.

Doubtful it would work. I dont think theres enough oxygen in the air for those sizes.

Wait, wasn't there less oxygen in the atmosphere back then?

There was a higher concentration of oxygen back then...it helped facilitate such large creatures.

I imagine any dino that just pops into our world will meet a gasping demise (or at least hellish existence....like a bulldog).


Didn't know.  Thanks for that.
 
2022-08-16 10:52:16 PM  

Sasquach: Dr Jack Badofsky: frankb00th: Brandi Morgan: They way things are going, there's a good chance that someday they will open a real life Jurassic Park with read dinosaurs.  If that does happen, take my advice - don't go on opening day.

Doubtful it would work. I dont think theres enough oxygen in the air for those sizes.

Wait, wasn't there less oxygen in the atmosphere back then?

There was a higher concentration of oxygen back then...it helped facilitate such large creatures.

I imagine any dino that just pops into our world will meet a gasping demise (or at least hellish existence....like a bulldog).


Dunno.  Velociraptors are kinda small, would they suffer the same fate?  What about a mammoth?
 
2022-08-16 10:56:18 PM  

yellowjester: I was hoping it would be Martha...
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Passenger Pigeons didn't really carry passengers, that's a myth.
 
2022-08-16 11:00:12 PM  
...but by all means I shouldn't bring fresh fruit through customs
 
2022-08-16 11:46:31 PM  

Dr Jack Badofsky: frankb00th: Brandi Morgan: They way things are going, there's a good chance that someday they will open a real life Jurassic Park with read dinosaurs.  If that does happen, take my advice - don't go on opening day.

Doubtful it would work. I dont think theres enough oxygen in the air for those sizes.

Wait, wasn't there less oxygen in the atmosphere back then?


No quite the contrary.
 
2022-08-16 11:48:51 PM  

Dr Jack Badofsky: Sasquach: Dr Jack Badofsky: frankb00th: Brandi Morgan: They way things are going, there's a good chance that someday they will open a real life Jurassic Park with read dinosaurs.  If that does happen, take my advice - don't go on opening day.

Doubtful it would work. I dont think theres enough oxygen in the air for those sizes.

Wait, wasn't there less oxygen in the atmosphere back then?

There was a higher concentration of oxygen back then...it helped facilitate such large creatures.

I imagine any dino that just pops into our world will meet a gasping demise (or at least hellish existence....like a bulldog).

Dunno.  Velociraptors are kinda small, would they suffer the same fate?  What about a mammoth?


Mammoths should be fine as they are much much closer in time and were actually hunted by humans. They wouldnt like the heat however.
 
2022-08-17 12:12:34 AM  
I'd like to put in a vote for the giant North American ground sloth. 8-10 feet long, ~1000kg.

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2022-08-17 12:28:22 AM  
thylacine.

Sounds like some sort of antibiotic.
 
2022-08-17 12:56:19 AM  

snowjack: I'd like to put in a vote for the giant North American ground sloth. 8-10 feet long, ~1000kg.

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Send a few to Australia to solve their avocado surplus.
 
2022-08-17 4:49:17 AM  
It will probably die from cancer before it takes it's first breath.
 
2022-08-17 5:57:56 AM  
Not tasty, probably stringy and hard to cook. Not interested
 
2022-08-17 7:31:22 AM  

Dr Jack Badofsky: Sasquach: Dr Jack Badofsky: frankb00th: Brandi Morgan: They way things are going, there's a good chance that someday they will open a real life Jurassic Park with read dinosaurs.  If that does happen, take my advice - don't go on opening day.

Doubtful it would work. I dont think theres enough oxygen in the air for those sizes.

Wait, wasn't there less oxygen in the atmosphere back then?

There was a higher concentration of oxygen back then...it helped facilitate such large creatures.

I imagine any dino that just pops into our world will meet a gasping demise (or at least hellish existence....like a bulldog).

Dunno.  Velociraptors are kinda small, would they suffer the same fate?  What about a mammoth?


Mammoths were around relatively recently, pretty sure they are quite well adapted to current oxygen levels
 
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