Originally Posted by Lakshyayidhi Lakshmihi
Bunk. There has never been a successful resurrection of any extinct species because we don't really understand the whole process of mitosis and sexual reproduction. I believe the closest attempt was a gaur in southeast asia? They have has some success with nearly extinct species, though. The extinct species specimens that are recreated have been carried to term, but die shortly after birth.
Anyways, here's some info about that if you are interested...the current technologies are just not successful at these endeavors. Cinema Science: Resurrecting Beasts | Inside NOVA | PBS
There are people actively working on extracting and sequencing mammoth DNA from the recovered bodies. And there are people working on the technology of replacing the DNA in a near relative ovum (for a mammoth, it would be an elephant). The current technologies are not successful, until one day they are.
So, the race is on! Who appears publicly first, an ET, or a live mammoth? I'm betting on the mammoth. I don't disbelieve that ET will be announced one day, I just doubt it will be like anyone thinks.
Funny, last night I was thinking, these days, it will probably show up on wikileaks first.
We might find out that Assange himself is the alien!