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The ethics of resurrecting extinct species


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Poll: Is it ethical? (29 member(s) have cast votes)

Is it ethical?

  1. Yes (19 votes [65.52%])

    Percentage of vote: 65.52%

  2. No (10 votes [34.48%])

    Percentage of vote: 34.48%

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#46    bmk1245

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Posted 10 April 2013 - 08:22 PM

Definitely yes

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Posted 10 April 2013 - 08:23 PM

Dang! Just realized this was a Poll Thread. Voted YES.

Here at Intel we make processors on 12 inch wafers. And, the individual processors on the wafers are called die. And, I am employed to check these die. That is why I am the DieChecker.

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Posted 10 April 2013 - 09:36 PM

I think the word Sakari was looking for was, to quote Mr. Smith,  "a  Virus". ( I could be wrong and if so my apologies to Sakari )
  most viruses and diseases infect the  host at a sub cellular level ,adapting  and using that cells reproductive/regenerative  abilities to create more virus  like itself ( if I correctly understand what little I know on the subject) restore the wrong cell's DNA, one that has been virus Corrupted, and you could bring back a disease just as easily as the host creature.
  and a couple further thoughts, if life does require a soul or connection to some unknown form of energy ( this from an atheist mind you) would we  be god enough to be able to recreate that energy or would we just be creating /  cloning dead meat , or soulless monsters or something entirely different ( perhaps a monty python sketch.... "but sir  it has fangs" )

Edited by mysticwerewolf, 10 April 2013 - 09:37 PM.


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Posted 10 April 2013 - 09:48 PM

View Postmysticwerewolf, on 10 April 2013 - 09:36 PM, said:

I think the word Sakari was looking for was, to quote Mr. Smith,  "a  Virus". ( I could be wrong and if so my apologies to Sakari )
  most viruses and diseases infect the  host at a sub cellular level ,adapting  and using that cells reproductive/regenerative  abilities to create more virus  like itself ( if I correctly understand what little I know on the subject) restore the wrong cell's DNA, one that has been virus Corrupted, and you could bring back a disease just as easily as the host creature.
  and a couple further thoughts, if life does require a soul or connection to some unknown form of energy ( this from an atheist mind you) would we  be god enough to be able to recreate that energy or would we just be creating /  cloning dead meat , or soulless monsters or something entirely different ( perhaps a monty python sketch.... "but sir  it has fangs" )


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Posted 10 April 2013 - 10:15 PM

Voted a big, fat YES! Yes, bring back extinct animals, anyone of them. What's the big deal? And who cares why the animal became extinct...who's to say "nature" is correct anyway?

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Posted 11 April 2013 - 12:48 AM

I don't think they would bring back a virus, because a virus looks totally different from a mammal or bird's DNA. And to clone an animal, they would take a single cell and put that reconstructed DNA in there. They are not directly reanimating dead animal cells, like a Frankenstein monster. They are impregnating a cell with a single copy of DNA.

Here at Intel we make processors on 12 inch wafers. And, the individual processors on the wafers are called die. And, I am employed to check these die. That is why I am the DieChecker.

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Posted 11 April 2013 - 02:04 AM

On topic I think it wouldn't be convenient to bring them back simply because one of the best reasons would be the environment. Different time lapses have their different own changes between times and these changes present themselves on different ways on the environment itslef and on the species. As we know, natural characteristics change in orden for survival for the species so it would be pointless to create an unfree observational environment as a natural one too. Of course I can think of the possibility to recreate and adaptable environment but it would still be observational this way too though.


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Posted 11 April 2013 - 05:08 AM

I think Jeff Gildblum's dialogue in Jurassic Park said it all.


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Posted 12 April 2013 - 06:10 PM

Doesn't matter.  Someone will do it anyway.

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Posted 12 April 2013 - 06:20 PM

View PostGodofcats, on 11 April 2013 - 05:08 AM, said:

I think Jeff Gildblum's dialogue in Jurassic Park said it all.




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Posted 12 April 2013 - 06:58 PM

View PostGodofcats, on 11 April 2013 - 05:08 AM, said:

I think Jeff Gildblum's dialogue in Jurassic Park said it all.
While a little thought provoking, I don't think it is as important as it was in the movie.

God creates dodo's, God kills dodo's, God creates man, man brings back dodo's.


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Posted 13 April 2013 - 05:10 AM

If man had a hand in killing off a species then man should bring it back. It's not the same where dinos became extinct by nature.


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Posted 13 April 2013 - 11:16 AM

if humans extinct the creature, then we should be abligated to bring their spicies back as we extincted it


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Posted 13 April 2013 - 01:16 PM

View PostHawkin, on 13 April 2013 - 05:10 AM, said:

If man had a hand in killing off a species then man should bring it back. It's not the same where dinos became extinct by nature.

Who is this nature?
Humans are nature as much as an asteroid is nature.


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Posted 13 April 2013 - 01:32 PM

View PostMyles, on 13 April 2013 - 01:16 PM, said:

Who is this nature?
Humans are nature as much as an asteroid is nature.

Unlike an asteroid, humans have the ability to think.
It's just unfortunate that a lot of them don't.

Edited by Hawkin, 13 April 2013 - 01:35 PM.

It's good to have some skepticism so you won't be gullible & naïve. But to much of it can make you arrogant & egotistical.




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