‘Perfect’ cave lion cub frozen in Siberia for 50,000 years raises cloning hopes

  • metta

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    Nov 11, 2017 6:59 AM GMT
    ‘Perfect’ cave lion cub frozen in Siberia for 50,000 years raises cloning hopes


    https://www.yahoo.com/news/perfect-cave-lion-cub-frozen-siberia-50000-years-raises-cloning-hopes-153529156.html
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    Nov 11, 2017 7:07 AM GMT
    Makes one wonder - if they found a frozen Neanderthal man - would they try to clone him?
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    Nov 11, 2017 7:30 AM GMT
    HikerSkier saidMakes one wonder - if they found a frozen Neanderthal man - would they try to clone him?

    Many diffrent ethical issues, would come into play, with that.
    But there would be those, willing to give it a go.
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    Nov 11, 2017 4:46 PM GMT
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    Nov 11, 2017 7:14 PM GMT
    So they're hoping to clone an 800 pound, prehistoric carnivore.

    And nothing can go wrong... right?
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    Nov 11, 2017 8:27 PM GMT
    bro4bro saidSo they're hoping to clone an 800 pound, prehistoric carnivore.

    And nothing can go wrong... right?

    Contemporary Bengal tigers are nearly that large. Polar bears can be even much larger, well over half a ton. These are safely contained in zoos.

    Moose are also over 1000 pounds, and have free range in parts of the US and Canada. Although herbivores, they can be a great threat to humans if provoked or even encountered, especially during the rut. As I personally experienced. Likewise other much larger non-carnivorous terrestrial animals will kill humans, such as elephants and hippos.
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    Nov 11, 2017 8:54 PM GMT
    HikerSkier said
    Makes one wonder - if they found a frozen Neanderthal man - would they try to clone him?

    Scientifically it would be irresistible. Ethically it would be very difficult, if not impossible. Cloning humans, or even proto-humans, may not be allowed legally in most countries. I could imagine it happening in Russia or China, lands where our concept of ethics and morality do not operate.