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Arcturus
Wednesday, April 13th, 2005, 01:11 AM
A team of Japanese genetic scientists aims to bring woolly mammoths back to life and create a Jurassic Park-style refuge for resurrected species.

http://news.nationalgeographic.com/news/2005/04/0408_050408_woollymammoth.html

I say go for it! :D

Agrippa
Wednesday, April 13th, 2005, 01:59 AM
Yup, just do it.
The good thing about such big things is, if they run amok, you can just shoot 'em, viruses and bacteria or fast spreading fungi and plants are much more dangerous...

ChrisDownUnder
Wednesday, April 13th, 2005, 04:16 AM
That would be very cool, if it were feasible. The article mentioned, by impregnating a modern day elephant with preserved Mammoth sperm, it would take 50 years to produce an animal that was 88% Mammoth.

Instead of a refuge for Mammoths and possibly other extinct species in Siberia, what is vitally needed is a refuge for the preservation of the Nordic race and its culture! :thumbs:

Todesritter
Wednesday, April 13th, 2005, 05:04 AM
That would be very cool, if it were feasible. The article mentioned, by impregnating a modern day elephant with preserved Mammoth sperm, it would take 50 years to produce an animal that was 88% Mammoth.

Instead of a refuge for Mammoths and possibly other extinct species in Siberia, what is vitally needed is a refuge for the preservation of the Nordic race and its culture! :thumbs:
:D

It is theoretically possible to use selective breeding to take a population of humans with only remnant Nordic traits, say about 25% aggregate within the population as a whole, and end up with above 80% inside of 6 generations. Either using newer genetic testing now possible as a service in the fertility industry, or using the techniques they will hypothetically be using for these taking these mammoth hybrids to increasing levels of mammoth biology, approaching 100% with each generation, the amount of time the results could be accomplished even more quickly, and more rapidly approach 100% of whatever the goal of the selection process was; say for example, light haired, blue, green, or gray-eyed, 95th percentile human height, 99th percentile human intellect, lower than 5% normal risk for hereditary illnesses, double normal estimated human longevity, etc… This would all be possible largely without any of the more primitive and brutish methods used in the past. Nor forced expulsions, sterilizations, or exterminations required; just human biology, regulated by simple math and science in the absence of Natural Selection.

That said, this sort of meddling would be the equivalent of attempting to summon the antichrist to all of the liberal societies of the world, only work in a radically different political system, and draw the aggressive opposition of all of the worlds’ liberal powers.