Results 1 to 21 of 21

Thread: Unextinction

  1. #1
    Join Date
    Dec 2012
    Posts
    13,970

    Unextinction

    In looking for a controversial thread topic I came across this. I don't know if it will work, but I noticed Bmills had some success with the wolf thread a while back and the 5 yr old AT hiker thread recently and this seems to have some of those qualities. Pleistocene Park sounds fun.

    https://www.cnbc.com/2021/09/13/gene...box=1631542339
    "timberridge is terminally vapid" -- a fortune cookie in Yueyang

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Apr 2006
    Location
    SF & the Ho
    Posts
    6,732

    Unextinction

    are you starting a feud w Wooley? We already have a thread for feud call-outs
    Last edited by mcski; 09-14-2021 at 01:01 PM.

  3. #3
    Join Date
    Dec 2012
    Posts
    13,970
    Wooleys old, but I dunno if he's Pleistocene Park material.
    "timberridge is terminally vapid" -- a fortune cookie in Yueyang

  4. #4
    Join Date
    Mar 2006
    Location
    General Sherman's Favorite City
    Posts
    26,034
    Wooly saw them dig the canal Upstate.

    By "them" I mean the glaciers.


    Which kind of ties in nicely to this discussion. Maybe he could weigh in on the issues reanimating a dead mammoth could bring.

    Also, what kind of a douche does "serial tech entrepreneur" look like? I'm sure someone will correct me.

    I still call it The Jake.

  5. #5
    Join Date
    Jan 2008
    Location
    truckee
    Posts
    18,443
    Bringing back an ice age animal in the midst of global warming seems cruel. Better to bring back some dinosaur from when there were redwoods at the north pole. (Yes I know there were never redwoods or anything else growing at the north pole.)

  6. #6
    Join Date
    Mar 2006
    Location
    General Sherman's Favorite City
    Posts
    26,034
    Ask Wooley?
    I still call it The Jake.

  7. #7
    Join Date
    Dec 2012
    Posts
    13,970
    Quote Originally Posted by old goat View Post
    Bringing back an ice age animal in the midst of global warming seems cruel. Better to bring back some dinosaur from when there were redwoods at the north pole. (Yes I know there were never redwoods or anything else growing at the north pole.)
    They're saying in the article the "wooley" mammoth could help global warming slow.
    "timberridge is terminally vapid" -- a fortune cookie in Yueyang

  8. #8
    Join Date
    Sep 2010
    Location
    Shuswap Highlands
    Posts
    3,305
    Near as I can tell, they are not resurrecting or even re-creating an actual mammoth. They are tweeking the DNA of asian elphants to be cold tolerant (to be hairy and not sure what else) and to be immune to some sort of herpes virus. And then placing those genetically altered beasts into an ecosystem that has not seen their like in several millenia. Not sure how these poor animal(s), absent of any existing community, will be able to learn how to live in this new ecosystem - just because a distant ancestor was capable of living in the proposed environment doesn't mean this genetically engineered creature will be able to. Interesting proposal and the underlying science, but not sure it is a good idea in practicality.

  9. #9
    Join Date
    Mar 2006
    Location
    General Sherman's Favorite City
    Posts
    26,034
    Quote Originally Posted by BCMtnHound View Post
    Near as I can tell, they are not resurrecting or even re-creating an actual mammoth. They are tweeking the DNA of asian elphants to be cold tolerant (to be hairy and not sure what else) and to be immune to some sort of herpes virus. And then placing those genetically altered beasts into an ecosystem that has not seen their like in several millenia. Not sure how these poor animal(s), absent of any existing community, will be able to learn how to live in this new ecosystem - just because a distant ancestor was capable of living in the proposed environment doesn't mean this genetically engineered creature will be able to. Interesting proposal and the underlying science, but not sure it is a good idea in practicality.
    I mean, we already know the answer.

    I still call it The Jake.

  10. #10
    Join Date
    Jan 2008
    Location
    Live Free or Die
    Posts
    1,205
    Don't know why we wouldn't start with something smaller and more recent like a passenger pigeon instead of jumping straight to the charismatic mega fauna. I've pretty much resigned myself that humans will try shit like this and geoengineering no matter what because some people will always want to play God if we can.

  11. #11
    Join Date
    Nov 2012
    Location
    Vancouver, BC
    Posts
    1,160
    Quote Originally Posted by geomorph View Post
    Don't know why we wouldn't start with something smaller and more recent like a passenger pigeon instead of jumping straight to the charismatic mega fauna. I've pretty much resigned myself that humans will try shit like this and geoengineering no matter what because some people will always want to play God if we can.
    Probably easier to destroy a few large genetic mutants that reproduce slowly over a bizzilion flying rats that breed like crazy....

  12. #12
    Join Date
    Sep 2009
    Location
    N side, Terrace, BC
    Posts
    4,134
    Quote Originally Posted by BCMtnHound View Post
    Near as I can tell, they are not resurrecting or even re-creating an actual mammoth. They are tweeking the DNA of asian elphants to be cold tolerant (to be hairy and not sure what else) and to be immune to some sort of herpes virus. And then placing those genetically altered beasts into an ecosystem that has not seen their like in several millenia. Not sure how these poor animal(s), absent of any existing community, will be able to learn how to live in this new ecosystem - just because a distant ancestor was capable of living in the proposed environment doesn't mean this genetically engineered creature will be able to. Interesting proposal and the underlying science, but not sure it is a good idea in practicality.
    So juicy brontosaurus ribs out of the question?
    https://www.facebook.com/watch/?v=26...follower_video
    I tell you, we are here on Earth to fart around, and don't let anybody tell you different.
    ― Kurt Vonnegut, A Man Without a Country

    www.mymountaincoop.ca

    This is OUR mountain - come join us!

  13. #13
    Join Date
    Nov 2008
    Posts
    6,635
    Quote Originally Posted by BmillsSkier View Post
    I mean, we already know the answer.

    First there's oohing and aahing ....... then there's running and screaming.

  14. #14
    Join Date
    Jan 2010
    Location
    2 hours from anything
    Posts
    9,164
    I for one welcome our new rapidly warming climate. Who likes snow and winter anyway? The ever present smell of smoke is wonderful. Soon these forests will be replaced with pleasing desert as far as the eye can see. I do love Nevada brown.


    Sent from my iPhone using TGR Forums

  15. #15
    Join Date
    Jan 2008
    Posts
    6,563
    Quote Originally Posted by BCMtnHound View Post
    Near as I can tell, they are not resurrecting or even re-creating an actual mammoth. They are tweeking the DNA of asian elphants to be cold tolerant (to be hairy and not sure what else) and to be immune to some sort of herpes virus.
    Or maybe those scientists should just learn to keep their dirty dicks away from the poor elephants

  16. #16
    Join Date
    Oct 2003
    Location
    closer
    Posts
    3,841
    Bring the dodo back!
    It's a war of the mind and we're armed to the teeth.

  17. #17
    Join Date
    Dec 2005
    Posts
    6,923
    The Nazis tried to bring back aurochs

    https://www.smithsonianmag.com/histo...ion-180962739/

  18. #18
    Join Date
    Dec 2012
    Posts
    13,970
    Is there anything the Nazi's didn't experiment with?
    "timberridge is terminally vapid" -- a fortune cookie in Yueyang

  19. #19
    Join Date
    Dec 2012
    Location
    I smell poutine!!!
    Posts
    15,759
    Neo-nazis want to bring back tRump.

  20. #20
    Join Date
    Jan 2008
    Location
    truckee
    Posts
    18,443
    Quote Originally Posted by Timberridge View Post
    Is there anything the Nazi's didn't experiment with?
    snowboarding

  21. #21
    Join Date
    Oct 2003
    Location
    Near Perimetr.
    Posts
    3,772
    Quote Originally Posted by Timberridge View Post
    Is there anything the Nazi's didn't experiment with?
    Making midgets?

    The floggings will continue until morale improves.

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •