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Posted 04 September 2013 - 07:10 AM
Few creatures have ever existed that can match the sheer weirdness of Australia’s gastric brooding frog. As the name suggests, the amphibian had the strange ability to reproduce offspring in its stomach. The female would release a cloud of eggs, the male would fertilize them, and then the female swallowed the eggs whole. At that point, the female ceased making digestive acids and her stomach became, essentially, a womb. A few weeks would pass, and then the female would open her mouth and a batch of babies would issue forth. Think of it as the swampland version of Zeus birthing Athena out of his forehead: a beast that pukes its young into the world.
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Posted 04 September 2013 - 08:22 PM
The passenger pigeon, the Steller's sea cow, and maybe the thylacine probably wouldn't cause much harm, but when you start bringing back dinosaurs, heck, yes. The morality of doing that I would have to question.
SkepticalB, on 05 September 2013 - 04:23 AM, said:
If nature didn't want it dead then it wouldn't have died. Natural selection is what I mean when I say "nature wanted"
Point taken. Maybe i'm just nitpicking but imprecise language(which I am as guilty of as any)leads to misunderstanding. Natural selection was not the only cause of extinctions unless you consider extinction level events like killer asteroids or super volcanoes to be natural selection in action
I still think this is a cool idea
Edited by spacecowboy342, 05 September 2013 - 05:41 AM.
SkepticalB, on 05 September 2013 - 05:46 AM, said:
I actually do consider it part of natural selection. Asteroids n **** happen in nature, so the ability to adapt is part of it.
Kind of hard to adapt to death from space, I would think. I just mean to differentiate between things like evolving behaviors or physical attributes that give reproductery advantage from just bad luck to have lived at a moment of cataclysm. I agree either way it's natural. Still don't see the harm in bringing back old species for study of their behaviors