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View Poll Results: Think Scientist will be able to re-create dinosaurs?
Yes 7 28.00%
Yes, but no time soon (50+ years) 11 44.00%
No, Never 7 28.00%
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Old 02-13-2008, 07:27 PM
 
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looks like they are using genetic engineering to re-create the dinosaurs.

cool!!
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Old 02-13-2008, 07:48 PM
 
Location: South Central PA
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I hope they have one up and alive by the time I die. I would so pay to go to jurassic park. I don't care if i'd be going to the bathroom and a Tyrannosaurus came and ate me, it would be so worth it.
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Old 02-13-2008, 07:54 PM
 
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I hope they have one up and alive by the time I die. I would so pay to go to jurassic park. I don't care if i'd be going to the bathroom and a Tyrannosaurus came and ate me, it would be so worth it.
im thinking, they would also be hunted

but, to make it fair

you get to hunt raptors, but only with a bow.
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Old 02-13-2008, 08:07 PM
 
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looks like they are using genetic engineering to re-create the dinosaurs.

cool!!
Where did you read this Crystalblue?? I haven't heard of any Complete DNA/Genomes that has survived all these years. Not sure if we can even create earliest of humans like Homo Habilis although they are working on the Neanderthal Project to sequence their genome as some of their DNA is only about 30,000 years old compared to Dinosaur DNA at millions.

Love to see it happen though as that would be very exciting.

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Old 02-13-2008, 10:53 PM
 
Location: Maryland's 6th District.
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Where did you read this Crystalblue?? I haven't heard of any Complete DNA/Genomes that has survived all these years. Not sure if we can even create earliest of humans like Homo Habilis although they are working on the Neanderthal Project to sequence their genome as some of their DNA is only about 30,000 years old compared to Dinosaur DNA at millions.

Love to see it happen though as that would be very exciting.
The most realistic approach would be to conquer the genome, then recreate it piece by piece. It might be possible if you could incubate the DNA in a virtual egg.
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Old 02-14-2008, 04:59 AM
 
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Well DNA degrades usually in 10,000 years and the last of the Dinosaurs and their fossilized DNA is around 65 million years old so quite a difference in time. Humans and Neanderthals have around 3 billion base pairs. A chicken has about 1,1 billion in its Genome. The most extracted from a Dinosaur so far that was intact was around 178 base pairs.

So as you can see right now it looks impossible to create a Dinosaur. That being said the way technology is exploding and advancing i believe that these ''GOD Computers'' of the future could possibly figure it out but maybe thats 40 to 50 years in the future im guessing?

I did read that if we ever could find non degraded Dinosaur DNA it would have to be buried deeply in the frozen ice caps of the north or south poles and deep freezing could possibly preserve it.
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Old 02-14-2008, 05:46 AM
 
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they have a special on it this weekend. discovery channel i think.
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Old 02-14-2008, 08:14 AM
 
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they have a special on it this weekend. discovery channel i think.
O.L. thanks as i see it on their schedual titled '' Dinosaurs return to life? ''. Should be interesting.
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Old 02-14-2008, 08:29 AM
 
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O.L. thanks as i see it on their schedual titled '' Dinosaurs return to life? ''. Should be interesting.
yep

I doubt they are going to do it this time, but I have no doubt it will happen eventually.
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Old 02-14-2008, 03:15 PM
 
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Well.. They should be able to make Mammoths at the very least.
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