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Monday, September 13, 2021

Tech entrepreneur Ben Lamm is helping to fund a project by Harvard geneticist George Church to revive the woolly mammoth.

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This is step 1.
Step 2 is raptors.

Those tech bros are tired of the SF homeless.

#1 | Posted by bored at 2021-09-13 05:49 PM | Reply

WHAT COULD POSSIBLY GO WRO - -

#2 | Posted by cbob at 2021-09-13 07:12 PM | Reply

Things could get wooly....

#3 | Posted by Danforth at 2021-09-13 07:15 PM | Reply | Funny: 1

People need to pay attention to the elephant in the room.

#4 | Posted by Zed at 2021-09-13 07:38 PM | Reply

They plan to rewild the mammoths to slow the melting of the permafrost in the Arctic tundra.

Just a convenient excuse for their "Pleistocene Park" fantasy. The idea is that herd animals can help slow the melting of permafrost.

But there already are plenty of Arctic herd animals. It's just that their numbers have been depleted. If they really cared about the Arctic tundra they would concentrate on what can be saved now.

#5 | Posted by Derek_Wildstar at 2021-09-13 07:59 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

Howbout just my hairline? Can science address that first?

#6 | Posted by SpeakSoftly at 2021-09-13 08:28 PM | Reply | Funny: 2

It seems it would be easier to introduce living herd animals like bison, horses, and reindeer into the arctic than to try to revive extinct ones.

#7 | Posted by jakester at 2021-09-13 08:43 PM | Reply

C'mon! Am I the only one to think about delicious a wooly mammoth ribeye would be?

#8 | Posted by jpw at 2021-09-13 10:01 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

This will not end well.

#9 | Posted by LampLighter at 2021-09-13 10:06 PM | Reply

Says Owl Kitty:
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#10 | Posted by LesWit at 2021-09-13 11:53 PM | Reply

#8 Yabadabba dooo!

#11 | Posted by bored at 2021-09-14 01:07 AM | Reply

...and a year after that you'll be able to call Cobblestone Caterers and order some dino ribs.

#12 | Posted by BBQ at 2021-09-14 06:24 AM | Reply

This will happen, I believe in science.

#13 | Posted by phesterOBoyle at 2021-09-14 07:26 AM | Reply | Funny: 2

Cut to scene of Woolly Mammoths smashing cars and trampling people...

You might be wondering how this happened....

#14 | Posted by Nixon at 2021-09-14 08:23 AM | Reply | Funny: 2

Fascinating, but the methodology by which the Mammoths are expected to preserve the permafrost sounds unrealistic and contrived.

#15 | Posted by Miranda7 at 2021-09-14 10:04 AM | Reply

Looks like Kudzu will be able to find a 5th wife.

#16 | Posted by fishpaw at 2021-09-14 10:51 AM | Reply

C'mon! Am I the only one to think about delicious a wooly mammoth ribeye would be?

#8 | POSTED BY JPW

No, you're not. My first thought was wondering what it would be like to hunt one.

And I agree with SPEAKSOFTLY. Before we grow woolly mammoths, how about growing some of our hair back first?

#17 | Posted by El_Buscador at 2021-09-14 11:12 AM | Reply

This is cool. The idea of re-introducing creatures that were driven into extinction due to human expansion and climate destruction is excellent. The Dodo. The Great Auk. The Sabre Tooth Tiger. The Dire Wolf. The Black Rhinoceros. The list obviously goes on and on.

#18 | Posted by moder8 at 2021-09-14 02:54 PM | Reply

This will happen, I believe in science.
#13 | POSTED BY PHESTEROBOYLE

Definitely closer to creating mammoths than creating a cold fusion reactor.

Fascinating, but the methodology by which the Mammoths are expected to preserve the permafrost sounds unrealistic and contrived.

#15 | POSTED BY MIRANDA7

The optimistic environmental remediation aspect of the sales pitch reminds me of the saying about good intentions bringing about unexpected outcomes.

#19 | Posted by GOnoles92 at 2021-09-15 12:04 AM | Reply

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