Into the Black

Last Link of the Day: Scientists want to resurrect the woolly mammoth. They just got $15 million to make it happen. Chaos theory confirmed.
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Sep 15, 2021, 23:09
NKD
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Sep 15, 2021, 23:09
NKD
 
A woolly mammoth would probably get along just fine with an adoptive elephant family. They wouldn't care that it is furry.
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Sep 14, 2021, 11:08
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Sep 14, 2021, 11:08
 
A bit of an overstatement, there are plenty of animals born helpless. The huge thing which separates humans is the amount of time it takes before being capable of self-sufficiency (not including those still not self sufficient after 30 years...). That said, I would think the food harvesting, grooming, and other social activities are more of an issue than mechanical things like movement or say procreation, which I think would come "naturally".
“Extinction is the rule. Survival is the exception.” -- Carl Sagan
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Sep 14, 2021, 10:55
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Sep 14, 2021, 10:55
 
I would like to know the following:
There's an inherent hard coded behavior in animals when born. Such as walking.
Humans are one of the few species which are basically useless when born. Knowing to cry and suckle.

when you make an animal from partial dna.. i wonder if it'll be able to do any of these auto motor functions.
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Sep 14, 2021, 07:44
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Sep 14, 2021, 07:44
 
The science around the idea is interesting but yeah, for multiple reasons it seems like not a fully thought out idea if not simply a bad one.
“Extinction is the rule. Survival is the exception.” -- Carl Sagan
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Sep 14, 2021, 06:32
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Re: Into the Black Sep 14, 2021, 06:32
Sep 14, 2021, 06:32
 
jdreyer wrote on Sep 14, 2021, 02:30:
Kxmode wrote on Sep 13, 2021, 21:36:
"your scientists were so preoccupied with whether or not they could that they didn't stop to think if they should."
You kid by quoting JP, but I'm actually concerned about this: mammoths were highly intelligent and social animals, just like modern elephants. It's hard to imagine such an animal thriving with no matriarchs to teach it the Way of the Mammoth, and no group within to socialize. Sounds pretty miserable. To say nothing of the fact that the conditions in which mammoths lived not only no longer exists, but it's rapidly going the opposite direction.

Yeah, maybe they should breed a naked mammoth... oh wait.. that's elephants ~.~
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Sep 14, 2021, 02:30
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Sep 14, 2021, 02:30
 
Kxmode wrote on Sep 13, 2021, 21:36:
"your scientists were so preoccupied with whether or not they could that they didn't stop to think if they should."
You kid by quoting JP, but I'm actually concerned about this: mammoths were highly intelligent and social animals, just like modern elephants. It's hard to imagine such an animal thriving with no matriarchs to teach it the Way of the Mammoth, and no group within to socialize. Sounds pretty miserable. To say nothing of the fact that the conditions in which mammoths lived not only no longer exists, but it's rapidly going the opposite direction.
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Sep 14, 2021, 00:37
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Re: Into the Black Sep 14, 2021, 00:37
Sep 14, 2021, 00:37
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nope, couldn't pick a small animal like a squirrel or something. Had to go with the mammoth.

I see you scientists. Go big or go home right?
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Sep 13, 2021, 21:59
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Sep 13, 2021, 21:59
 
Kxmode wrote on Sep 13, 2021, 21:36:
"your scientists were so preoccupied with whether or not they could that they didn't stop to think if they should."


I FULLY WELCOME OUR NEW FURRY OVERLORDS!
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Re: Into the Black
Sep 13, 2021, 21:36
Kxmode
 
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Sep 13, 2021, 21:36
 Kxmode
 
"your scientists were so preoccupied with whether or not they could that they didn't stop to think if they should."
"What is the most resilient parasite? Bacteria? A virus? An intestinal worm? An idea. Resilient... highly contagious. Once an idea has taken hold of the brain it is almost impossible to eradicate."
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Sep 13, 2021, 18:40
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Just as long as they don't fill in the missing gaps with frog DNA it'll be totally fine.
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