Sorry to disappoint, but science writer Carl Zimmer says we’re not going to bring back dinosaurs. But, he says, “science has developed to the point where we can actually talk seriously about possibly bringing back more recently extinct species.”
It’s called “de-extinction” — and it’s Zimmer’s cover story for National Geographic’s April issue.
In 2003, he tells Morning Edition’s Steve Inskeep, scientists took some DNA that had been rescued from the very last bucardo, a type of wild goat that had recently gone extinct. And, long story short, they used a surrogate egg and mother to bring a bucardo — or something close to it — back to life. It was born with birth defects, lived for 10 minutes, and then went extinct again. But scientists saw this as a major breakthrough.
This is why I know that there is some sort of apocalypse coming. Our scientists are too ambitious. They are messing with too many things. They are trying to genetically engineer too many goddamn things. Extinct species?? There is a reason they were extinct. Leave it the fuck alone. This is like walking past a bum passed out on a bench in the middle of the night…..he was there for a reason…you don’t need to know why. You sure as shit don’t need to wake the dude up from his nap just to “see if you can”. The bum will knife you faster than you can say “velociraptor”….because you were curious. The same will happen with bringing back extinct species for shits and giggles. They will be all kinds of fucked up. Bad idea folks….cut the shit.
Do these lab rats not have time to watch movies?? Have they not seen “Jurassic Park”?? The ENTIRE point of the movie is that even though we CAN do things….doesn’t mean we should. It is kinda like banging a hooker without a condom. You CAN do it. You have the ability to do it. I am 1000000% sure that you SHOULD NOT do that. Just because you CAN do it…..doesn’t mean it doesn’t have extreme negative consequences. I mean Herpes and/or AIDS from a hooker is a good analogy in this situation…..but it is really a walk in the park compared to an army of crazed “De-Extinct” animals.
“Rise of the Planet of the Apes”??? Genetically fucking with animals to make them smarter…..next thing you know Caesar is shoving bullets up your ass. “Resident Evil”?? Genetically engineered virus……zombie apocalypse.
I think these scientists need to put on HBO or Cinemax for an hour or two and maybe they will pump the brakes a little bit. How could people that are so smart be so fuckin stupid?!?!