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[–] 1Iron_Curtain 1 points 4 points (+5|-1) ago 

What would be the practically of reengineering this species of horse exactly? It seems like it would just be an interesting attraction and somewhat unique, but for the most part it seems like it would be sort of useless to recover it as such.

I definitely don't think it would be great reclone the Wooly Mammoth. It would not even be able to survive in our most environments throughout the world, unless it was put in a frozen exhibit at a Zoo.

[–] ArsCortica 0 points 3 points (+3|-0) ago 

I definitely don't think it would be great reclone the Wooly Mammoth. It would not even be able to survive in our most environments throughout the world, unless it was put in a frozen exhibit at a Zoo.

I actually recall there was some Russian guy who specifically wanted to reclone Mammoths to use them as forestry animals in the Russian Taiga, or something thatalike. That being said, I see your point - animal species usually go extinct for a reason.

[–] 1Iron_Curtain 0 points 1 points (+1|-0) ago 

That sounds like a good idea. The Russians can be inventive in strange ways like that. I don't know if an animal species goes extinct for a reason.

Dinosaurs went extinct 66 million years ago because of the impact of a meteor, although there was a Dinosaur spotted 64 million years ago, but by that time their numbers were so low probably and they had poor selection of vegetation so they went extinct. I am almost under the belief that humans could have existed that far back and hunted the remaining ones out of existence. The other thinking is that some carnivorous dinosaurs ate out the ones who ate the dinosaurs who were vegetarians and then had no real food supply and gradually went extinct. I think this argument sounds more logical.

What do you think of recloning a Neanderthal? I know there would be ethical concerns, but frankly speaking I think the European Neanderthals, especially the ones from Northwestern Europe are much smarter than a human would conceptualize and they might be like us in some manner too. I don't see the practical purport of this either.

[–] Saufsoldat 1 points 1 points (+2|-1) ago 

animal species usually go extinct for a reason.

Yeah, humans. At least for megafauna, humans are the number one cause of extinction.

[–] B3bomber 0 points 2 points (+2|-0) ago 

I'd rather the effort be on extinct because humans were the direct cause of their demise list. The Dodo being first. That island's plantlife requires that bird.

[–] ShinyVoater 1 points -1 points (+0|-1) ago 

The problem is the DNA: almost all animals mankind has driven to extinction lived in areas that are hostile to its preservation.

[–] knightwarrior41 0 points 2 points (+2|-0) ago 

perhaps a test subject for further cloning of more exotic animals aka dinosaurs

[–] 1Iron_Curtain 0 points 2 points (+2|-0) ago 

We would have to clone the dinosaurs that would of course not be deadly. I don't know where they could be put? Zoos maybe? Siberia has a lot of natural area to walk around, but Cold Climates for some of the friendlier dinosaur species would not work. Africa has the best climate, vegetation, and environment for dinosaurs, but the Africans would probably hunt them and kill them for food.

Most of the formerly "developed" world in ancient times, from the Middle-East/South-Asia to even parts of Latin America are pretty messed up from their original form. I think the best place to put Dinosaurs would be on some isolated island somewhere and even then being allowed to roam around from one vegetation patch to the next would be very helpful for them to survive for a longer time.

You also have to worry about reproduction issues too and them overpopulating and then getting too close to Urban civilization. That is why Zoos are the best.

[–] ShinyVoater 0 points 1 points (+1|-0) ago 

It's basically just a proof-of-concept thing. Without a fair number of individuals, the species will go back to rest after a single lifetime as a curio.