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Old 01-17-2013, 07:51 AM   #21
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Okay, I read all of that but I still don't understand what you're asking. Are you asking if it's possible, if it's morally sound, or are you just asking "should we do it"?



First: I don't know. Maybe it is. No idea here.
Second: I don't know about this either. I mean, a lot of people speak against cloning or whatever, but in the end asking if it'd be moral to bring a species that hasn't been around for a while back to life is a very complicated matter.
Third: **** no. If not for the fact that it might have severe environmental consequences, then for the fact that it's a giant man-eating lizard.


Also, komodo dragons are as big as cows? I'd say more like dogs, but no cows.
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Old 01-17-2013, 07:59 AM   #22
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^ they may be the same length as cows from head to tail (they're probably even longer), but that doesn't make them quite as big indeed.
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Old 01-17-2013, 08:10 AM   #23
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just set it to wumbo

But yeah sounds possible

I'd start out with things with shorter lifespans
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Old 01-17-2013, 08:13 AM   #24
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Okay, I read all of that but I still don't understand what you're asking. Are you asking if it's possible, if it's morally sound, or are you just asking "should we do it"?



First: I don't know. Maybe it is. No idea here.
Second: I don't know about this either. I mean, a lot of people speak against cloning or whatever, but in the end asking if it'd be moral to bring a species that hasn't been around for a while back to life is a very complicated matter.
Third: **** no. If not for the fact that it might have severe environmental consequences, then for the fact that it's a giant man-eating lizard.


Also, komodo dragons are as big as cows? I'd say more like dogs, but no cows.


Komodo dragons are the size of lions. For real the average size is the size of a lion. Megalania was the size of the average dairy cow. not from head to tail but i believe in terms of mass. I am not asking if it is ethical to recreate extinct species or not I am asking if we can take a species of animal and use selective breeding to transform it into a mega fauna (don't confuse mega fauna with megalania, megalania was just my example of a mega fauna)

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Old 01-17-2013, 08:44 AM   #25
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look at dogs,
http://www.google.be/url?source=img...GBEsx2Da2WcnISA
both came from wolves yet because of breeding you get very different kinds.
e.g. let big animals of the same species mate and they grow bigger and bigger.
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Old 01-17-2013, 08:58 AM   #26
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No, not through selective breeding alone. We'd have to control its entire environment and diet over the course of many years to get giant lizards like that.
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Old 01-17-2013, 09:18 AM   #27
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I'd think not. And why does Jane Goodall think there's a giant primate in the forests of North America?
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Old 01-17-2013, 10:40 AM   #28
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Nominating this for worst tl;dr in the history of tl;dr. Nicely done.

OT: It don't matter how big the lizard is. It's still a little cutie.
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Old 01-17-2013, 10:42 AM   #29
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Giant lizards and all I can think of is this cutie:

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Old 01-17-2013, 10:45 AM   #30
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If we're going to breed an animal to be super large, why would we want one that's super ugly?

Giant kittens or hamsters or smth, come on.
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Old 01-17-2013, 10:47 AM   #31
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Hey guys.

This, is megalania prisca


Alright, TS needs to be lquidated for his transgression.
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Old 01-17-2013, 12:57 PM   #33
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just set it to wumbo

But yeah sounds possible

I'd start out with things with shorter lifespans
species with short lifespans tend to be rather small, which will probably actually make them less suitable than larger species with longer lifespans.

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No, not through selective breeding alone. We'd have to control its entire environment and diet over the course of many years to get giant lizards like that.
Selective breeding is usually done in a controlled environment anyway, so that's basically part of it.

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If we're going to breed an animal to be super large, why would we want one that's super ugly?

Giant kittens or hamsters or smth, come on.
It would probably be easier to use tigers or capibaras for that.
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Old 01-17-2013, 01:11 PM   #34
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What situation would require us "having" to produce megafauna? We already have whales and shit, be happy with it.
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Old 01-17-2013, 01:14 PM   #35
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>'Can evolution produce megafauna?'
>Lists a large selection of megafauna that have existed.

You know, I think you solved this one.
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What situation would require us "having" to produce megafauna? We already have whales and shit, be happy with it.


Two words: bigger whales.
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Old 01-17-2013, 01:23 PM   #39
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I want whales the size of wales.
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Old 01-17-2013, 01:25 PM   #40
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somebody needs to bring back mammots

quite obviously the best animals every to walk the earth
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