Jurassic Park, is it possible?

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yeah, we need to be able to create better humans. the ones we have now are not very good.

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god0fgod wrote:We should be focusing on human genetics. Human lives are much more important than making dinosaur zoos.
What you learn doing one thing can be applied to another. The public won't accept tinkering with human genetics without an extremely low failure rate.

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"what the public doesn't know won't hurt them"

I bet there is a lot more research/experimentation going on in human genetic manipulation than most people know about.

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EXreaction wrote:
god0fgod wrote:We should be focusing on human genetics. Human lives are much more important than making dinosaur zoos.
What you learn doing one thing can be applied to another. The public won't accept tinkering with human genetics without an extremely low failure rate.
So we'll be having human zoos sooner or later? :lol:

My point is that I don't see how something like that would benefit humans.

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god0fgod wrote:My point is that I don't see how something like that would benefit humans.
He already explained it. You wouldn't want to toy with something like that unless you know exactly what you're doing, so you would want to develop your methods by working on animals first.

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That doesn't explain why dinosaurs are useful.

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Well yeah, I was thinking of other animals, not dinosaurs. The lack of DNA for dinosaurs and the gigantic multi-million year delay means that it's highly infeasible anyway.

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god0fgod wrote:Why the hell would we want to grow dinosaurs?
To ride them :D :D
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god0fgod wrote:That doesn't explain why dinosaurs are useful.
Big animal, big towing capacity.

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god0fgod wrote:That doesn't explain why dinosaurs are useful.
To taunt the other kids on the playground. "My dinosaur is bigger and better than yours!" "Nuh-uh!" "Yes-huh!" ... :mrgreen: :ugeek:
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lurttinen wrote:
god0fgod wrote:Why the hell would we want to grow dinosaurs?
To ride them :D :D
That sure reminds me of the part in the movie where Dr. Malcolm said "but when the Pirates of the Caribbean breaks down the pirates don't eat the tourists!" :lol:
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If we can recombine Dolly's DNA, why not dinosaur's? But I don't think this would happen in the near future because, to the best of my knowledge, we haven't found the complete DNA sample of any known dinosaur species. We can dig for some fractures of jaw bones in the middle of nowhere, but not T-Rex's nails or its preserved mighty sperm cells.

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There is no reason to believe we will ever find intact dinosaur DNA. The stuff is tens of millions of years old! There are entire species for which we have only a partial skeleton, never mind intact DNA. Also remember that organic material tends to decay over time, and that is a lot of time.

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Darth Wong wrote:Well yeah, I was thinking of other animals, not dinosaurs. The lack of DNA for dinosaurs and the gigantic multi-million year delay means that it's highly infeasible anyway.
Well of-course animal testing is useful. Nothing bigger than rats, though. It's not nice when larger animals are experimented on cruelly. A lot of research doesn't require living animals anyway. Animals are usually used to test drugs and treatments at the latter stages before human testing.

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god0fgod wrote:
Darth Wong wrote:Well yeah, I was thinking of other animals, not dinosaurs. The lack of DNA for dinosaurs and the gigantic multi-million year delay means that it's highly infeasible anyway.
Well of-course animal testing is useful. Nothing bigger than rats, though. It's not nice when larger animals are experimented on cruelly. A lot of research doesn't require living animals anyway. Animals are usually used to test drugs and treatments at the latter stages before human testing.
Wait a minute, there's a distinction of what "cruelty" is considered to be, depending on the size of the animal?
Sounds like a double-standard to me.

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