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Which Extinct Creature Would You Bring Back? (Look at Choices First Then Comment)

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James Inkton

Sep-23-2019 5:52 AM

Smilodon

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Woolly Mammoth

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Ground Sloth

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Dodo

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Moa

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Woolly Rhinoceros

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Irish Elk

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Siberian Unicorn

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"A Dino Doesn’t Win

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James Inkton, August 28th, 2019.

 

43 Responses to Which Extinct Creature Would You Bring Back? (Look at Choices First Then Comment)

Flyleaf-Rapt0r

Sep-23-2019 6:22 AM

Dodo because they cute

"We're gonna need a bigger boat."

 

Flyleaf-Rapt0r

Sep-23-2019 6:22 AM

Or a saber.

"We're gonna need a bigger boat."

 

Kamoebas V.6

Sep-23-2019 6:45 AM

Dodo

CTRL,ALT,DELETE?Just pm an admin to delete it.

Gmkgoji

Sep-23-2019 8:06 AM

Dodo, but have a larger number of them

Are we dead?

Or is this Ohio?

TheLazyFish

Sep-23-2019 8:34 AM

Crap ton of dodos. Probably taste delicious lol

"If people weren't lazy, we'd get nothing done," TheLazyFish, January 30, 2019.

TheLazyFish

Sep-23-2019 8:34 AM

Crap ton of dodos. Probably taste delicious lol

"If people weren't lazy, we'd get nothing done," TheLazyFish, January 30, 2019.

MinecraftDinoKaiju

Sep-23-2019 2:58 PM

Dodo. Could be bred quickly, much safer to take care of, and be much more protected due to our modern outlook on preserving species instead of eating them like we did at the time the Dodo went extinct.

Sci-Fi King25

Sep-23-2019 8:36 PM

Mammoth. There’s some environmental benefit to having them up in Siberia. I think it’s breaking up the methane buildups or something?

“Banana oil.”- George Takei, Gigantis: The Fire Monster

TheLazyFish

Sep-23-2019 8:45 PM

Wait, is that actually a thing? If so, how does that work?

"If people weren't lazy, we'd get nothing done," TheLazyFish, January 30, 2019.

Xenotaris

Sep-23-2019 8:48 PM

I would bring them all back, help restore the north american and russian ecosystems back to the early holocene

Flyleaf-Rapt0r

Sep-24-2019 4:59 AM

In fact, I'd like to have the Tasmanian Tiger back, but it's not in the options. 

"We're gonna need a bigger boat."

 

Sci-Fi King25

Sep-27-2019 7:51 PM

@TheLazyFish:

https://theconversation.com/amp/could-resurrecting-mammoths-help-stop-arctic-emissions-95956

“Banana oil.”- George Takei, Gigantis: The Fire Monster

TheLazyFish

Sep-27-2019 11:24 PM

... Well that's fucking ominous!

Of course I'm just kidding... but that's pretty interesting... still not sure why we can't just use present day animals instead of Mammoths... is it because of their size or tusks or niche or what have you?

"If people weren't lazy, we'd get nothing done," TheLazyFish, January 30, 2019.

Sci-Fi King25

Oct-10-2019 7:03 PM

I think modern elephants can’t handle the cold of Siberia. 

“Banana oil.”- George Takei, Gigantis: The Fire Monster

dk

Oct-10-2019 11:31 PM

I like them all, especially the dodo. But it died because it trusted humans too much. Being tasty, they went extinct. I would leave them all alone since they became extinct for a reason. 

Alphadino65

Oct-12-2019 11:38 PM

None of them. 

Reason:  Dr Grant's lunchroom quote from Jurassic Park.

Xenotaris

Oct-13-2019 12:09 PM

Yeah but applies to creatures that went extinct millions of years through natural events. These animals were wiped out by humans, so bringing these animals back would re-balance the ecosystem

Xenotaris

Oct-13-2019 12:15 PM

Smilodon went extinct because humans wanted less compeitions.

Mammoths (especially the Columbian Mammoth) went extinct due to overhunting by humans.

Dodos went extinct because of human colonization and animals brought over from the mainland due to humans.

Sloths went extinct due to overhunting by humans

Irish Elk were overly hunted by human to extinction

Wholly Rhinoceros were hunted to extinct by Humans

Moas were hunted to extinction by humans

The siberian unicorn I'm not sure if its extinct was natural or was caused by humans.

so Dr. Grants quote doesn't work for this situation because if humans were here they would have still be alive to this day. I suppose we should kill off the endanger species because they shouldn't be alive because they are half way extinct, that is your logic, @Alphadino65?

 

dk

Oct-13-2019 12:32 PM

If we brought them back, we would probably just repeat history like we usually do. They would also cause an imbalance of established species and compete for their resources etc...

As for keeping some things around like pandas, good question. Intervention/protection seems to rely on the degree of cuteness and revenue potential.

Xenotaris

Oct-13-2019 1:01 PM

How would they cause an imbalance to the ecosystem? we hunted them to extinction and now the niches they once filled are left empty @DK

dk

Oct-13-2019 1:12 PM

Go look at how wolf populations have changed in America over the years. The hallowed creature was close to being endangered before being protected. Now their numbers have grown but live stock farmers and pet owners see them as a threat to their lively hoods and therefore an enemy. And the wolves are just doing what comes natural to them.

On a small scale, look what happens to rodent populations when cats and other predators are removed from the mix.

What niches are left empty? When something becomes extinct, something else will fill the void. 

Xenotaris

Oct-13-2019 1:32 PM

So are you saying we should wipe the wolves to extinction?

Well its plain to see Humans are the causer of the imbalance, if humans didn't exist the smilodon and all of the extinct creatures above would still be around. 

dk

Oct-13-2019 1:44 PM

Wolves need to be managed. They are very intelligent creatures as well. But it's hard to blame farmers for protecting their investments and getting fined for doing so. 

And yes- humans are a cause of the imbalance. I live in a decent sized city and urban sprawl has pushed wild creatures into the cities because housing developments have pushed them away with nowhere to go. They are a novelty at first but then people's pets start to disappear and garbage cans are knocked over etc... It's hard to see how bringing back extinct species could work and why do it in the first place.

Xenotaris

Oct-13-2019 1:48 PM

maybe we need to do something about the increasing human population, because at this rate any animal that is not a farm animal will become extinct then there will be no ecosystems if the human threat isn't solved.

dk

Oct-13-2019 1:53 PM

The elephant in the room- over population. Suggesting curtailing it can make one look rather Big Brotherish though. Mr Smith from the Matrix was correct in describing humans as a virus.

Xenotaris

Oct-13-2019 1:58 PM

I think humans are more like termites than a virus, humans are not very adaptable like most people say. We build our own environments, much like a termite rather than evolving to said environment like a virus. 

I think some form of purging should lower the human populations or perhaps we need to design ourselves a natural predator to keep our population in check.

dk

Oct-13-2019 2:39 PM

we need to design ourselves a natural predator to keep our population in check.

A bit OT, but this could be a great premise for a Sci Fi series!

MinecraftDinoKaiju

Oct-13-2019 4:22 PM

@dk Well, this is called Scified.com for a reason. ;)

Jk. Lol :)

But in all seriousness, that does sound like a cool idea. Hopefully it gets made sometime soon.

dk

Oct-13-2019 4:43 PM

MinecraftDinoKaiju I think the premise has been done, but maybe not as a predator type. And by predator I don't mean The Predator. It would be natural so that should rule out any AI or synths. 

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