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  • Scientific research as long as there is enough space for the animals/plants to live comfortably and with a few members of their own species.

  • Natural Selection had them extinct for a reason. I'd only support bringing a few back for research purposes. And they shouldn't be released into the wild.

  • There are some species which went extinct recently and could be reintroduced.

  • If it's a species that humans caused to go extinct unnaturally due to pollution or poaching or what have you, then, yes, revive the species and release it into the wild. If it's not one of those species, then use them for research purposes and/or zoos only, but do not release them into the wild. Natural selection killed them off for a reason.

  • There are so many reasons why de-extinction is a bad idea than it is beneficial; we are playing God, we cannot control nature, it would devastate existing ecosystems.

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ladiesman says2015-08-10T23:24:32.7555107Z
The type of de-extinction I'm referring to is animals that died out thousands to millions of years ago; dinosaurs, mammoths, etc.
triangle.128k says2015-08-10T23:25:17.2456508Z
We would have to genetically modify dinosaurs by shrinking their size, otherwise it would be chaos if they broke out.
ladiesman says2015-08-10T23:26:45.6683627Z
We should not revive dinosaurs.
triangle.128k says2015-08-10T23:27:44.4807397Z
Reviving a couple dinosaurs and putting them in some cage for research purposes isn't the worst idea. (As long as if the dinosaurs are genetically shrunk)
triangle.128k says2015-08-10T23:28:10.5017065Z
We could do the same for many other species as well. But what we shouldn't do is release them into the wild.
ladiesman says2015-08-10T23:32:27.2000069Z
Given that humans are motivated by profit and power, it's very likely it won't end at research.
triangle.128k says2015-08-10T23:33:11.3652351Z
Scientists aren't crazy, they're calm and intelligent people. They should probably be able to keep it in research purposes.
ladiesman says2015-08-11T00:44:01.7515359Z
I'm not so optimistic.
ladiesman says2015-08-11T01:04:03.2757354Z
There'll be some idiot who would seek to capitalize off of them, whether use them as military weapons(like in Jurassic World) or display them to the public.
58539672 says2015-08-11T01:35:01.8359517Z
Any form of innovation will be exploited by someone. German developed a new kind of nitrogen enriching to allow increased crop production and then later used the same method to make chemical weapons. If you are afraid of new ideas because of unforeseen circumstances, your fear will prevent you from ever advancing.
Greg4586 says2015-08-11T01:36:09.5871860Z
@Ladiesman What do you think's gonna happen? Do you think the military is going to revive the T-Rexes and release them upon enemy countries? Besides dinosaurs and mammoths can't be brought back because the DNA is beyond destroyed after millions of years. If we brought back anything like them they would not be genuine dinosaurs.
ladiesman says2015-08-11T01:42:55.6989171Z
@Greg4586 I'm not saying the military personally is going to revive carnivorous dinosaurs and use them as weapons. I'm just saying that on the off chance scientists manage to create genetically engineered dinosaurs, the armed forces most likely will act opportunistically.
ladiesman says2015-08-11T01:48:43.2067447Z
@58539672 That's what I'm asserting. Any scientific or technological advancement might start off innocent, but the potential for it to be used for more nefarious and often unnecessary pursuits is too great. That's why I'm skeptical about scientific progress.
Greg4586 says2015-08-11T01:49:47.4068284Z
It sounds a lot like your basing your arguments off the movie Jurassic World. There's a reason that movie is science fiction. The military probably won't be using that many people in war soon, much less animals. As technology becomes more and more advanced the military is likely to take more and more advantage of it resulting in a more wide use of predator drones, UAVs etc.
Greg4586 says2015-08-11T01:52:43.1674829Z
Another important detail is we are scientifically incapable of recreating species that are too far gone. Such as Dinosaurs etc. What we will likely be doing instead is bringing back extinct animals that took their leave fairly recently, for it is what we are able to do at the time. We can use this for 1. Research. And 2. Possibly to restore important animals to ecosystems. By using this technology we give a massive tool to zoologists and marine biologists to allow them to help the ecosystems they are made to protect.
BenDoverForPresident2017 says2017-05-23T04:43:15.1082154Z

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