Wednesday, August 16, 2006

bring back the dead...mammoths that is

For some reason when I saw this article I just started thinking about Monty Python and the Holy Grail's "Bring out your dead" scene, except it was "bring back your dead."
No this isn't about my cat. It's about mammoths.

BODIES of extinct Ice Age mammals, such as woolly mammoths, that have been frozen in permafrost for thousands of years may contain viable sperm that could be used to bring them back from the dead, scientists said yesterday.....The mammoth is a close genetic cousin of the modern Asian elephant, and scientists think that the two may be capable of interbreeding. The frozen mammoth sperm could be injected into elephant eggs, producing offspring that would be 50 per cent mammoth.

But the real question is, SHOULD WE? Where would a mammoth live? Wouldn't it be lonely and unhappy like a single elephant kept in the zoo is? 12 Imix 14 Yaxkin

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