"What a load of hogwash. Nothing you spout off has any basis inscience or knowledge. Any living member of any species at any age means the species is not extinct."<quoted text>What a load of hogwash. Nothing you spout off has any basis inscience or knowledge. Any living member of any species at any age means the species is not extinct. There is no such thing as a "potential member of the species". All organism at all ages are a specific species. Age has nothing to do with what is or isn't an organism or what species an organism is or isn't. Adult frozen mammoths exist, yet mammoths are extinct. A vast multitude of species are never born. No plant species is ever born. Are all plants extinct? Are all plants a "potential member of the species".
While frozen mammoth carcasses had been excavated by Europeans as early as 1728 (by German scientist Daniel Messerschmidt), the first mammoth fossil fully documented by modern science was discovered near the delta of the Lena River in 1799 by Ossip Schumachov, a Siberian hunter. Schumachov allowed it to thaw (a process taking several years) until he could retrieve the tusks for sale to the ivory trade in Yakutsk. He then abandoned the specimen, allowing it to largely decay before its recovery, possibly even having been partially devoured by modern wolves. In 1806, Russian botanist Mikhail Adams rescued what remained of the specimen and brought it to the Zoological Museum of the Zoological Institute of the Russian Academy of Sciences in St. Petersburg for study. The specimen, which became known as the Adams mammoth, was stuffed and mounted, and continues to be on display at the Zoological Institute.
All humans in the womb exist. All humans developing in the womb are living.
1. No longer existing or living
embyro n. pl. em·bry·os
a. An organism in its early stages of development, especially before it has reached a distinctively recognizable form.
b. An organism at any time before full development, birth, or hatching.
"Any living member", yes. A zef is not a member.
I'm not telling you anything untrue.
Let's take your mammoth, for example. If we cloned a mammoth embryo and were successful in implanting it in an elephant, the mammoth remains extinct. What is the point in creating the cloned embryo? To leave it be? To keep it frozen? If that is all that is necessary to claim the species has been regenerated then there's no need to implant it.
Once the mammoth is born, and not a second before, is the species regenerated. It is no longer extinct so long as it lives.