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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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#61    Myles

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Posted 13 April 2013 - 02:36 PM

View PostHawkin, on 13 April 2013 - 01:32 PM, said:

Unlike an asteroid, humans have the ability to think.
It's just unfortunate that a lot of them don't.
I agree with that.   But it really shouldn't be a factor in bring an animal back.


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Posted 13 April 2013 - 08:53 PM

View PostMyles, on 13 April 2013 - 02:36 PM, said:

I agree with that.   But it really shouldn't be a factor in bring an animal back.

I will agree that we are a part of nature since we share this planet with other species.
I just feel that since we have the intellect to control our destiny and the destiny of other
species, we should repair what we broke.

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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Posted 14 April 2013 - 02:08 AM

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.

View PostZerocoder, on 13 April 2013 - 11:16 AM, said:

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

What if the species that went extint only lived in one lake, or in one small 1 acre field, and fed off only one kind of plant or flower? Are we going to revive a species that was already 99% extinct? What if the plant or the lake that they depended on no longer exists?

That is why I think bring back a species into the world is only a good idea if there is somewhere for them to live and thrive. Otherwise your good intentions are just creating a second extinction.

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Posted 14 April 2013 - 03:20 AM

View PostDieChecker, on 14 April 2013 - 02:08 AM, said:

What if the species that went extint only lived in one lake, or in one small 1 acre field, and fed off only one kind of plant or flower? Are we going to revive a species that was already 99% extinct? What if the plant or the lake that they depended on no longer exists?

That is why I think bring back a species into the world is only a good idea if there is somewhere for them to live and thrive. Otherwise your good intentions are just creating a second extinction.

When I was born, the Earth's population was half of what it is now. I have a feeling that nature will take care of that.

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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Posted 14 April 2013 - 07:35 PM

View PostHawkin, on 14 April 2013 - 03:20 AM, said:

When I was born, the Earth's population was half of what it is now. I have a feeling that nature will take care of that.

Maybe... Maybe not. Mother Nature is just another god entity that is claimed to have power, but I'd bet she can fade away just as Odin, Jupiter and Zeus have passed away.

When humans Create their own environments, we step outside of nature.

That is not to say that some plague might not wipe out large numbers of humans, but chiefly what wipes out humans is Other Humans!!

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Posted 16 April 2013 - 10:47 PM

I can certainly understand the arguement that we should only bring back animals who could survive and be prosperous in the wild.   Dodo's, Thylacine, passenger pigeon and different deer species would make sense.

But I really want both a mastodon and a mammoth to be revived.


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Posted 19 April 2013 - 02:08 PM

No matter if it is moral to bring back extinct spieces or not... we will do it if we can.


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Posted 20 April 2013 - 12:50 AM

No it isn't ethical. AKA we'll do it any way until it screws up, then continue to do it.

Perhaps if we put a little more effort into looking after the wildlife and animals we already have in the first place then nothing else would be driven to extinction.

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Posted 20 April 2013 - 09:00 PM

View PostHeaven Is A Halfpipe, on 20 April 2013 - 12:50 AM, said:

No it isn't ethical. AKA we'll do it any way until it screws up, then continue to do it.
Perhaps if we put a little more effort into looking after the wildlife and animals we already have in the first place then nothing else would be driven to extinction.
most people in the world does not care about the consequenses of their actions, i did not either but now i think twice before i do something


View Postmarkdohle, on 19 April 2013 - 02:08 PM, said:

No matter if it is moral to bring back extinct spieces or not... we will do it if we can.
Agreed, their called animals for a reason and the reason is their not sentient beings that can think and act, they only show primitive brain functions

and if we choose to bring back, i don't think we would let them go to the wild just yet.
i was thinking of Controlled enviroment so we could determine if their ready to be released or not.

Edited by Zerocoder, 20 April 2013 - 09:01 PM.


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Posted 22 April 2013 - 07:20 PM

View PostHeaven Is A Halfpipe, on 20 April 2013 - 12:50 AM, said:

No it isn't ethical. AKA we'll do it any way until it screws up, then continue to do it.

Perhaps if we put a little more effort into looking after the wildlife and animals we already have in the first place then nothing else would be driven to extinction.
Compared to most of the world, the US is Mega-Uber-Green. India (overpopulation, disease, industry), China (Farming Nitrites, Industial pollutions), Brazil (Deforestation), Central Africa (burning anything they can find, eating anything they can find, overgrazing, desertification).... are all much worse then the US ecologically. There is more woodlands in the US then there was when the English began colonizing 300+ years ago.

If there are problems, then sure, science will need to work on them. But the only thing that is unethical in cloning animals is perhaps abusing them for sport. If it is for food, or scientific reasons, or just to return them to nature... those are not unethical.

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