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#16 - kaboomz (09/26/2013) [-]
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DODOS!
User avatar #104 to #16 - thesinful (09/26/2013) [-]
I initially read that as Dildoes. I think I've been on the internet too long
User avatar #141 to #104 - jduttonboom (09/26/2013) [-]
yes because the letter O looks like the letters i and l combined. easy mistake i guess
User avatar #140 to #16 - xecoq (09/26/2013) [-]
i'd eat them, go for it
User avatar #168 to #16 - kaboozle123 (09/26/2013) [-]
why are your comments always hidden, i have seen you comment tons of times and they are always hidden
User avatar #271 to #168 - coolcalx (09/26/2013) [-]
at some point in the past, you must have hit "hide all" on one of his comments.



hit "show all" and it'll be fixed
#106 to #16 - Rascal (09/26/2013) [-]
There is a reason humans drove them to extinction. I don't know what that reason was exactly, but it was probably because they tasted fantastic.
#146 to #106 - worried (09/26/2013) [-]
they actually tasted like **** ... the only reason they ate them was because it was stupid easy to catch one... like point-a-gun-at-them-and-watch-them-stare-down-the-barrel easy
User avatar #41 to #16 - tonkkax (09/26/2013) [-]
I just had a supreme Deja Vu from this.

I ******* swear that I've seen this content with this comment and that guy with the "meh" thumb avatar below it somewhere before.
#228 to #41 - Rascal (09/26/2013) [-]
did you call?
User avatar #229 to #228 - theaphasic (09/26/2013) [-]
**** . Didn't log in. There we go.
#85 - benderisgreat (09/26/2013) [-]
**** you i'll grow dinosaurs if I want to
User avatar #97 to #85 - puremike (09/26/2013) [-]
The Simpsons - Dinosaur
#172 to #85 - kamdonius (09/26/2013) [-]
When I was little, I thought that was how babies were made. I thought the mom just ate one of those and a baby came out when it was done growing. **** ...
#95 - DrollHumor ONLINE (09/26/2013) [-]
To be fair, Jurassic Park would've done fine if it weren't for Nedry shutting down power to the electric fences and other security devices.
To be fair, Jurassic Park would've done fine if it weren't for Nedry shutting down power to the electric fences and other security devices.
#278 to #95 - Seority (10/02/2013) [-]
Yeah, but someone would want some of that hot family vacation spot money. It would go corrupt and burn down in no time.
User avatar #159 to #95 - OoJesusoO (09/26/2013) [-]
I think Nedry just sped up the process.
#233 to #95 - Rascal (09/26/2013) [-]
That point of film you get some person who will abuse it for there own gain what do think happen with anything we create
User avatar #116 to #95 - cdsams (09/26/2013) [-]
If you had read the book Yes, I am that ass hole you would have known the whole concept of the chaos theory and the implementations in the story. The fact that Nedry had turned the power off had little to do with why Jurassic Park failed.
User avatar #145 to #116 - trivdiego ONLINE (09/26/2013) [-]
in ever got that part of the book. malcolm just kept waving his hand and saying chaos theory but it didnt seem like that was related to the actual park
User avatar #153 to #145 - cdsams (09/26/2013) [-]
Understandable, there were lots of technical terms used in that book. I had to read the Wikipedia article to understand the chaos theory part.
#182 to #95 - dross (09/26/2013) [-]
ah ah ah, you didn't say the magic word!   
   
Douche. DOUCHE!
ah ah ah, you didn't say the magic word!

Douche. DOUCHE!
#50 - perolaf (09/26/2013) [-]
Mammoth's right now.
Mammoth's right now.
User avatar #89 to #50 - newdevyx (09/26/2013) [-]
"Nordic elephants" would be another name for them.
#102 to #50 - chromefile (09/26/2013) [-]
mammoth's right now
User avatar #2 - klick (09/26/2013) [-]
Sadly, we can not grow dinosaurs, Jurassic park is not possible. The DNA is too old and the DNA decomposed too much.
#62 to #2 - Rascal (09/26/2013) [-]
Well, technically some of the DNA still exists in Archosaurs like crocodilians and birds. Jack Horner (who is a dick in every other respect and was one of the scientfifc advisors on the films) thinks it might be possible to control the growth of chicken embryos to create dinosaur-like creatures by turning off all the newer bird genes to let the older dinosaur traits express themselves. The first roadblock several years ago turned out to be getting the tails to stop atrophying and that's the last I heard of the experiment called "dinochicken" or "chickenosaurs"
#69 to #2 - uruguayan (09/26/2013) [-]
Don't crush my dreams
User avatar #80 to #2 - kurbeh (09/26/2013) [-]
GROW DINOSAURS!
User avatar #88 to #2 - harbingerwolf (09/26/2013) [-]
STOP DESTROYING MY DREAMS!
User avatar #101 to #2 - RisenLichen (09/26/2013) [-]
Not to mention that dinosaurs probably can't live in the current environment, seeing as how there's less oxygen in the atmosphere now than there was 65million years ago
#77 to #2 - Rascal (09/26/2013) [-]
not with that attitude
#17 to #2 - Rascal (09/26/2013) [-]
Do it anyway!
I don't care if we have to stop the funding for cancer research!
Do it!
User avatar #243 to #2 - stillnotbob (09/26/2013) [-]
But we can bring back the Wooly Mammoth and other prehistoric animals.
User avatar #253 to #2 - bananarowboat (09/26/2013) [-]
that is not sad at all.
User avatar #147 to #2 - failtolawl (09/26/2013) [-]
that's ******** because in the wax, the DNA cannot "decay", you are just reposting some **** to harvest thumbs from people who believed that **** .
User avatar #67 to #2 - thekinganon (09/26/2013) [-]
Yet.
#7 to #2 - smokeyrp (09/26/2013) [-]
But we can devolve birds! Check this out if you're interested.
www.ted.com/talks/jack_horner_shape_shifting_dinosaurs.html
#15 to #2 - tjocksnorris (09/26/2013) [-]
Yet, we cant grow dinosaurs yet
#53 to #2 - Rascal (09/26/2013) [-]
ACTUALLY we can't grow dinosaurs because they cannot live on the earth anymore. When dinosaurs roamed the atmosphere was denser and had much more oxygen, giving the ability to support gargantuan creatures. Now, the larger dinosaurs, like the t-rex and the pterodactyl would just hatch from their eggs and then die.
#61 to #53 - pwnmissilereborn **User deleted account** (09/26/2013) [-]
Because all the dinosaurs were huge.
User avatar #18 to #2 - iwasonaboat (09/26/2013) [-]
Your point is valid, but theres always hope that the small samples of DNA we do find can be pieced together to create a bigger picture.

Its a long shot, dont crush my dreams.
Never mind the fact that being able to grow dinos is impossible because our environment isn't suited to them. Not enough Oxygen. poor little T-rex would just crumple over in an exhasuted mess.
User avatar #23 to #18 - jukuku (09/26/2013) [-]
We could engineer their genomes to be suitably adapted to breathing our atmosphere.
User avatar #25 to #23 - huszti (09/26/2013) [-]
yes! and make them as small as dogs or cats so we can have them as pets at home!
#70 to #25 - catchlatch (09/26/2013) [-]
In the actual Jurassic Park book this was the future intentions of Ingen. Make docile dog sized velociraptors that only eat Ingen food and water and are fully patented animals. Something along those lines.
User avatar #235 to #2 - elcreepo (09/26/2013) [-]
You can if it's a mosquito trapped in amber
#3 to #2 - afireinsidebrad (09/26/2013) [-]
we cannot do it in the sense we grow them like in the movies, but reactive the dormant genes in birds that still carry it, in fact we've been doing that for a little while now with chicken eggs

but its just as bad an idea yes
#4 to #3 - anonmynous (09/26/2013) [-]
Reactivate the genes? That sounds simple enough. We will just just need some really small tweezers for the on/off switch.
#161 to #2 - destroyerofcunt (09/26/2013) [-]
but what if they find a fully intact dinosaur in some ice somewhere with nothing decomposed?
User avatar #35 to #2 - mrgilly (09/26/2013) [-]
We can't grow dinosaurs in the sense of recreating species that already existed. But we CAN take the fragments of DNA of some dinosaurs that exist and splice them with similar patterns in their descendants to make new species that are incredibly similar. Like in Jurassic Park. In theory.
#100 to #35 - herptyderpies (09/26/2013) [-]
Isn't there something to do with the oxygen levels that make it impossible to do so?
Isn't there something to do with the oxygen levels that make it impossible to do so?
User avatar #109 to #100 - ZenMacros ONLINE (09/26/2013) [-]
Well I think they'd still survive, but they won't grow to be nearly as big as they were when they roamed the earth. Can you imagine a mini T-Rex running around. ****** be sick.
User avatar #111 to #109 - herptyderpies (09/26/2013) [-]
i think even a mini one would be bigger than a tiger and would wreck your **** Would still be sick as ****
User avatar #112 to #111 - ZenMacros ONLINE (09/26/2013) [-]
**** , I really want a world with mini dinosaurs now (inb4 lizards and other reptiles).
#125 to #122 - herptyderpies (09/26/2013) [-]
lizards are awesome
lizards are awesome
#128 to #125 - ZenMacros ONLINE (09/26/2013) [-]
Damn right. Chameleons are my favorite.
Damn right. Chameleons are my favorite.
#130 to #128 - herptyderpies (09/26/2013) [-]
i like how he just falls off
i like how he just falls off
User avatar #273 to #109 - newforomador (09/27/2013) [-]
Well, as far as I know, if we made many and bred them in a closed environment for long enough, they would evolve to be smaller, and possibly get small enough that we could own them as pets. Not necessarily T-rexes, but imagine how awesome it'd be to own a miniature brachosaur.
#177 to #100 - bann (09/26/2013) [-]
I honestly think we'll probably just make our own species, might as well play god
User avatar #174 to #100 - mrgilly (09/26/2013) [-]
I don't think we can accurately determine that, simply because it wouldn't be the same creature that lived 65+ million years ago, but a hybrid of both modern and prehistoric.

More than likely, it's like ZenMacros said, if they do survive they just would be unable to grow as enormous as they did. If they didn't survive at first, that's something that could be modified within their genes, which we would probably have the technology to do if we're creating dinosaurs through DNA splicing.
User avatar #84 - ktjacobs (09/26/2013) [-]
Then someone else should make the comment "But riding a triceratops would be awesome!" Which gets followed up with "Grow dinosaurs a little."
#107 to #84 - jpthecursed (09/26/2013) [-]
Made this just for you.
User avatar #108 to #107 - ktjacobs (09/26/2013) [-]
You sir, win 7 internets.
#110 to #108 - jpthecursed (09/26/2013) [-]
Why, thank you!
Why, thank you!
#241 to #107 - Rascal (09/26/2013) [-]
You should post that as content thats some good contenr
#72 - speednugget (09/26/2013) [-]
Grow dire wolves
#114 to #72 - vista (09/26/2013) [-]
I have a level 99 hammerdin in diablo 2 currently
User avatar #127 to #72 - DontDeleteMeAgain (09/26/2013) [-]
i finally understand that reference
User avatar #91 to #72 - harbingerwolf (09/26/2013) [-]
People wouldn't allow it, after wolves were wiped out in the UK because of douchebag farmers and weak ass twats getting ate no one will allow not yet anyway the reintroduction of wolves to Scotland at the least. Apparently deer and such are growing rampant there and destroying too much vegetation without wolves to keep them in check. But people already began whining how livestock would be in danger yadda yadda yadda. If humans are going to intrude on their homeland they should invest in wolf proof fences.

Also i read up on dire wolves after Game of thrones, they were played by Northern Inuit dogs when they weren't CGI, real life dire wolves were apparently most likely similar to hyenas and scavengers.
#113 - nephritho (09/26/2013) [-]
but what do they mean with recently?
10 minutes ago or 10 thousand years ago?
Beside cloning extinct animals should never be released in the wild as they would just **** up the natural balance a little bit more.
for example
a bunch of saber tooth tiger get back from the death and get released into the wilds
the saber tooth tiger have no predators it would be to successful as the animals that were before that could get extinct.
same go for herbivores.
#142 to #113 - Rascal (09/26/2013) [-]
If you look at the image it says 54 months ago if your looking for the date.
User avatar #144 to #142 - nephritho (09/26/2013) [-]
I think it say minutes instead of months.
User avatar #98 - anonymoose ONLINE (09/26/2013) [-]
I was told once that we don't have a high enough oxygen percentage in the air for dinosaurs to survive. Animals in those days grew so big because of the high percentage of oxygen allowed them to grow to "Damn Nature, You Scary" size.
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User avatar #121 to #98 - DontDeleteMeAgain (09/26/2013) [-]
along with that, the DNA in any fossils would be long destroyed by now, it has a half-life of like 600,000 years or something like that, so no DNA would survive,
User avatar #269 to #98 - lolgno (09/26/2013) [-]
I know i want to disagree for some reason but that sounds... almost too right im conflicted can someone give me a reliable source?
#175 - josieabby (09/26/2013) [-]
I'm all for growing dinosaurs, but only if we can engineer them to be very tiny like this cute little 			******		.
I'm all for growing dinosaurs, but only if we can engineer them to be very tiny like this cute little ****** .
User avatar #223 - royrogersmcfreely (09/26/2013) [-]
Grow batman's parents!
User avatar #66 - icefried (09/26/2013) [-]
Disregard common sense, acquire dinosaurs.
#31 - DanLacasky (09/26/2013) [-]
finally relevant
jurassicparkwtf.ytmnd.com/
User avatar #42 to #31 - soultheft (09/26/2013) [-]
that made me laugh and how long have you been waiting for that to be relevant
#44 to #42 - DanLacasky (09/26/2013) [-]
yeeeeeeeeeeeeeeears
User avatar #227 to #44 - mayormilkman (09/26/2013) [-]
Well, it is a YTMND page.
User avatar #8 - enemyoftrn (09/26/2013) [-]
I'd prefer a domesticated cat girl...
#13 to #8 - demicus (09/26/2013) [-]
Am I the only one who want's catGIRLS, not CATgirls? Everyone seems to want one for a pet, I want one for more than that... >_>
User avatar #57 to #13 - sunsofdorn (09/26/2013) [-]
pls go
User avatar #79 to #8 - cleomech (09/26/2013) [-]
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Obligatory.
I'm ******* obsessed with this.
User avatar #176 to #79 - legamethatyoulost (09/26/2013) [-]
I was promised loli catgirls.
and I received neither
**** you
User avatar #189 to #176 - cleomech (09/26/2013) [-]
You need to login to view this link

WARNING: You have to be over 18 to view this link! - or something.
Take a pick.
User avatar #206 to #189 - legamethatyoulost (09/26/2013) [-]
mmm, delicious
#165 to #8 - yacchatta (09/26/2013) [-]
It's all because of those damned drugs.
User avatar #10 to #8 - johnthunda (09/26/2013) [-]
furry lookin ass pedo
User avatar #11 to #10 - enemyoftrn (09/26/2013) [-]
Japanese style, not those American design. Those are just plain nut.
A normal girl with cat ears and tail. Thats it.
User avatar #12 to #11 - johnthunda (09/26/2013) [-]
you realize that their ears would be bald and so would their tails
and how deformed they would look
#33 to #12 - fozzoul ONLINE (09/26/2013) [-]
I CAN DREAM HAROLD!
#277 to #33 - trollmobile ONLINE (09/29/2013) [-]
i stalked you   
   
   
   
i do that sometimes   
   
   
use this next time
i stalked you



i do that sometimes


use this next time
#234 to #12 - rakoom (09/26/2013) [-]
In the inital stages, yes.

That's why the research must go on...
o-o
#244 to #12 - Rascal (09/26/2013) [-]
demicus the catgirl fury voted both your comments down
#1 - caruban (09/26/2013) [-]
Seems like the species in question is a frog that went extinct just 30 years ago, and they had some frozen ones. Dinosaurs probably still aren't possible. We're safe...for now.
io9.com/for-the-first-time-scientists-have-grown-the-embryos-o-454120290
#24 to #1 - azteh (09/26/2013) [-]
Thank you for the article I was wondering what early thing it was
#167 - ragingflamingos (09/26/2013) [-]
Someone should make a restaurant based around cloning and eating extinct species once this tech gets cheap enough.
#178 to #167 - heroicvenom (09/26/2013) [-]






thats ******* brilliant
User avatar #187 to #178 - ragingflamingos (09/26/2013) [-]
Thank you!
#186 to #167 - anoner (09/26/2013) [-]
wait so you bring a species back to life just so it can be killed again.
User avatar #188 to #186 - ragingflamingos (09/26/2013) [-]
Well ideally we could set up a small breeding population, but essentially, yes.
#225 - lordfenris (09/26/2013) [-]
I want my pygmy raptors!
I want my pygmy raptors!
#93 - octaviano (09/26/2013) [-]
DODOS!   
WOO!
DODOS!
WOO!
User avatar #160 to #93 - sagedivinity (09/26/2013) [-]
What's this
#169 to #160 - arachi (09/26/2013) [-]
If you're referring to his/her gif, it's RWBY by Rooster Teeth
User avatar #211 to #169 - sagedivinity (09/26/2013) [-]
O thanks
#170 - icametocomment ONLINE (09/26/2013) [-]
Serious post time:

Having extinct animals roaming around would be SO ******* COOL, but we've gotta think about what we would do with them if we had them. Keep them in zoos? Eat them? Domesticate them? We might be able to release animals like warrahs, thlyacacines or quaggas, but what about dodos who wouldn't be able to survive cats and rats brought by man? What about passengers pigeons that would just **** everywhere? There's some talk of using extinct Ice Age animals like mammoths and elasmotheriums to "terraform" areas in Russia to resemble Ice Age grasslands by breaking down forests and spreading grass seeds, but is it a good idea? There's also the question of whether or not they would act or even look like the originals. If it walks like a velociraptor and sounds like a velociraptor but acts like a hand-raised wolf, is it really a velociraptor? And, dear god, what if one of those animals escaped? Do we really want a sabretoothed cat roaming a city? (Although the mental image I just had of a sabretoothed cat in an abandoned city was too badass for words)

IMHO, I think we should concentrate more on collecting the DNA of critically-endangered-but-still-living animals, in the event we can breed a bunch and reintroduce them into their environments should they become extinct.

tl;dr Bringing back beasties is debatable.
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