Scientists debate bringing extinct sp...

Scientists debate bringing extinct species back to life

There are 11 comments on the bostonglobe.com story from Mar 15, 2013, titled Scientists debate bringing extinct species back to life. In it, bostonglobe.com reports that:

PASSENGER PIGEON : Billions of the birds once filled the skies of eastern North America.

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SpaceBlues

United States

#1 Mar 15, 2013
What do I think?

Help the starving Somalian people.
litesong

Everett, WA

#2 Mar 15, 2013
Bring back the birds.

Been looking at the majestic Trumpeter Swans in our Northwest Washington region. Canadian Geese, next to the Trumpeters is dwarfed. Yet the Trumpeters & Canadians seem to be very compatible, & settle down right next to each other. The Trumpeters are spectacularly magnificent on waters, in fields, but most stirring & exciting, while sweeping over people's heads.

Trumpeter numbers were thought to be less than 100, altho later numbers of a few thousand were found in Alaska. Now, their numbers have past 30,000, tho some dead Trumpeters have been diagnosed with lead poisoning from ingestion of belatedly banned lead shot. If they would have gone extinct, Trumpeters would have been a prime candidate for bringing back to life.

Yeah, people who don't want the bird 'de-extinction program' are nature curmudgeons who don't know the excitement of real experiences with nature & are satisfied with the despicable "permanent" destructions of man-made pollutions, guns, fashion, & human desires, to the face of nature.
PHD

Cibolo, TX

#3 Mar 16, 2013
http://www.bing.com/images/search...

Look "pinheadlitesout" could donate its DNA and bring back its kin.
SpaceBlues

United States

#4 Mar 16, 2013
Tribal people are becoming extinct.
litesong

Everett, WA

#5 Mar 16, 2013
fetid feces face flip flopper fiend wrote:
Look "litesong" could donate its DNA and bring back its kin.
'fetid feces face flip flopper fiend' is jealous.

The kin of 'fetid feces face flip flopper fiend' is a box of rocks, & it has no DNA.'fetid feces face flip flopper fiend' thought it was courting 'tiny-minded anne' by calling her a stupid 'box of rocks'.'tiny-minded anne' played hard to get, but now 'fetid feces face flip flopper fiend' & 'tiny-minded anne' are an item....... united by their mutual love of loose & flaky shale.
PHD

Cibolo, TX

#6 Mar 17, 2013
More diarrheas from the "pinheadlitesout".
The truth struck another nerve causing it another rash.
litesong

Everett, WA

#7 Mar 17, 2013
fetid feces face flip flopper fiend wrote:
......diarrhea
'fetid feces face flip flopper fiend' fluffed:
...... diarrhea.
...... would that be the same NASA that made the USA space hitchhikers??
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john wrote:
I believe former president Bush did that.....not NASA. He signed the order to end the shuttle program.
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litesong wrote:
Originally designed to last for 99 missions, it was incredible that they got ~50 flights out of the surviving shuttles. Russia never got people to the moon & never got their shuttle to work properly. No other countries ever did what NASA did.

Obviously,'fetid feces face flip flopper fiend' ain't even weakly patriotic, but it is greatly idiotic.
PHD

Cibolo, TX

#8 Mar 18, 2013
More diarrheas from the "pinheadlitesout".
The truth struck another nerve causing it another rash.
SpaceBlues

United States

#9 Mar 20, 2013
De-extinction to revive mammoths, gastric frogs, and other missing species might undermine the conservation of creatures that still survive.

http://www.nature.com/news/will-we-kill-off-t...
litesong

Everett, WA

#10 Mar 20, 2013
SpaceBlues wrote:
De-extinction to revive mammoths, gastric frogs, and other missing species might undermine the conservation of creatures that still survive.
Yes, man-unkind is so destitute of caring, that it surmises, "...we killed off a species once & we shouldn't have to do it, again."
SpaceBlues

United States

#11 Mar 20, 2013
litesong wrote:
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Yes, man-unkind is so destitute of caring, that it surmises, "...we killed off a species once & we shouldn't have to do it, again."
True.

More to consider..

Some conservationists also pour cold water on the very idea of de-extinction, worrying that it could enable the extinction of yet more species by diverting funds from proven efforts to sustain them, such as protected areas, intensive management of small surviving populations, even advertising campaigns to reduce the consumption of endangered species. We might bring the mammoth back while letting its relatives slip away. "At this moment, brave conservationists are risking their lives to protect forest elephants from armed poachers," noted biologist David Ehrenfeld of Rutgers University at TEDx. "And we're talking in this safe auditorium about bringing back the woolly mammoth?"

Naturedoi:10.1038/nature.2013. 12645

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