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Complete Baby Mammoth

#1  Postby Macdoc » Jun 25, 2022 5:08 am

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'She perfect and she's beautiful,' said Yukon government paleontologist Dr. Grant Zazula of Nun cho ga, the first whole baby woolly mammoth found in North America and second in the world. You can see her well-preserved trunk, ears and tail. (Government of Yukon)


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#2  Postby Seabass » Jun 25, 2022 4:49 pm

Poor lil' guy. :(
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#3  Postby Macdoc » Jun 25, 2022 9:33 pm

But his DNA may found a new herd of mammoths...what a legacy. At the very least, a new herd of mammoth scientists ;).

Woolly mammoth on verge of resurrection, scientists reveal

Scientist leading ‘de-extinction’ effort says Harvard team could create hybrid mammoth-elephant embryo in two years

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#4  Postby aufbahrung » Jun 26, 2022 7:23 pm

Woolly coated Mammoth resurrected just in time for climate change to make the coat highly irritating and redundant. Have they thought this idea through? or is it another case of applied science reaping the hole from its blind-spot?
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#5  Postby Macdoc » Jun 26, 2022 9:39 pm

Unless the planet changes it's tilt there will be still be darkness at the poles for 3 months and = colder weather regardless. The species has a wide climate range and much will depend on host variety for the attempt....I'm quite sure they've thought it through from that aspect.
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#6  Postby Spearthrower » Jun 30, 2022 3:43 pm

Macdoc wrote:But his DNA may found a new herd of mammoths...what a legacy. At the very least, a new herd of mammoth scientists ;).

Woolly mammoth on verge of resurrection, scientists reveal

Scientist leading ‘de-extinction’ effort says Harvard team could create hybrid mammoth-elephant embryo in two years

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https://www.theguardian.com/science/201 ... scientists



My take on this from more than a decade ago... I don't feel my position has changed:

http://www.rationalskepticism.org/biolo ... ml#p675629
http://www.rationalskepticism.org/news- ... l#p1103117

Even laying aside any moral or ecological considerations: it's not really a mammoth we'd be bringing back; it's just the genotype of a mammoth adapted to a world that no longer exists.
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