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Re: Cloning prehistoric animals...
I think that, if we do clone mammoths (a process of which I am rather
skeptical, we might get something that _looked_ like a mammoth, but it would
always be mostly an elephant) they will have very, very little impact on
anything natural. I doubt that, even if we could clone a sufficiant number of
genetically differing individuals to start up a gene pool, they could be
re-introduced anywhere. The processes that drove them to extinction (man and
global warming) are worse than ever and I doubt they could find a niche to
call their own. Therefor, mammoths would have little value other than as
novelties. I think work should be made cloning extinct polinating insects,
the lack of which is driving many plant species into extinction.