Feb 2 2009Jurassic Park Here I Come!: Scientists Clone Extinct Species, Dinosaurs Hopefully Next

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That happy little camper is a Pyrenean ibex. He's from Narnia. And sadly, he's dead. Along with all the other Pyrenean ibexes. But scientists just cloned one from frozen cells but then it died too. So there aren't any more. Which is a real shame, they look delicious.

Using DNA taken from these skin samples, the scientists were able to replace the genetic material in eggs from domestic goats, to clone a female Pyrenean ibex, or bucardo as they are known. It is the first time an extinct animal has been cloned.


Sadly, the newborn ibex kid died shortly after birth due to physical defects in its lungs. Other cloned animals, including sheep, have been born with similar lung defects.

t has also increased the possibility that it will one day be possible to reproduce long-dead species such as woolly mammoths and even dinosaurs.

Did you read that last bit? I didn't make that up, somebody actually wrote that. Dinosaurs, baby, get excited. Speaking of which, The Geekologie Writer's Heavy-Petting Zoo is currently seeking financial investors. Facebook message me if you're rich. Or want to exchange naked pictures.

Extinct ibex is resurrected by cloning [telegraph]

Thanks to Adam and Mark, who will each receive a free Woolly Mammoth ride.

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FIRST!!!!1! my life is now complete.

To play the role of a coked out Jeff Goldblum: Dinosaurs had their chance! Nature selected them, to be extinct.


Suck it GW! I wanna F*
U*
C*
K*
an ibex!

Just cumin' up wit new ways to type the same shi....crap.

FAKE!!!!

This is a complete photoshop job. You can tell its a fake because the shadow's are all wrong.

This is exactly like that scene in the movie Never Back Down where Max was convicted of a crime he didn't commit, and was frozen in carbonite. Later he is thawed out to catch a ruthless criminal and is amazed at the society that has outlawed swearing and violence completely. What a bunch of jerkoffs.

meh. dinosaur apocalypse isn't so interesting. now a ZOMBIE apocalypse. that's badass.

Just wanna point out the superfish isn't censoring HIS COMMENTERS.....

@6 rip george carlin

Wait... we should totally clone George Carlin!

Jurrasic park is in my top 10 favorite movies. Yessss I want a pet Raptor!


That's crazy... if they clone dinosaurs. It'll probably not a smart idea to do that. We all seen those movies....

None of these comments are actually comments at all.


LOOK AT ME! HI MOM!

Looks like the censorship thing isn't working out too well here, and I'm curious if the phrase FELCHING*HAIRY*BUTTHOLES will slip past the word police.

@10 Good idea! Then he can tell the GW to suck it.

fugging hell GW. How come u or the fish haven't reported the hilarious porn mishap suring the superbowl on Arizona Comcast yet? It was on TMZ hours ago. Get on with it! I'm sure the chicks here want to see that NSFW willy slapping.

Has anyone noticed that there's alot more cussing now that cussing has been banned.

Backfire!

pew pew pew!

FUC.K CLONES.

How about all the geek n0rp and NSFW nipplage that the GW has posted himself? And he wants to ban some naughty words? Howz about those pictures of Luke nailing Leia? Little suspect if you ask me. And you didn't. I'm just sayin

So, has anyone bothered to use the "general feedback" contact form to complain about the language? By language I mean censorship of it... I figure if writing to him to whine about it in the first place locks it down, writing to bitch about that will open it back up...

@23

Wild thing, I think I love you.

hhmmmm.......
wonder where my man LSDiesel is today...

it isn't censored, dumb fukks. it never was. look: shit

YES!!! This comment section is very nice and I am happy to be a part of it.

BALLCUNTED JIZZMODEM!!!!

@32

Oops, you used a bad word.
Sorry, guys. We've gotten a lot of complaints so we need to start moderating the language on the site. Try cleaning up the language in your comment and post it again. Lame, we know. Thanks for understanding.


Every time I try to post the traditional form of F*U*C*K*

piss

Cloning.. hmm

Yea, bring back the funny dead comics of years past to replace the un-funny comics of today..

Candy, Belushi, Carlin, Pryor, Murphy.. wait, Murphy isn't dead his career sure is though..

R.I.P. Carlin.. we miss your natural cynicism. *snif*

I can see it now....

"But mom! Billy got a Stegosaurus for his birthday!!! I want one. You have to buy me oneeeeeeeeee."

"Honey, you just got a Pyrenean ibex for Christmas. We didn't even have those when I was growing up! Stop complaining and eat your dehydrated space food."

"You're ruining my life!! You're the worst mother ever!!! I hate you."

How come no one has mentioned...THEY WANT TO CLONE DINOSAURS!!!!!

Wow...guess the world's not coming to an end quick enough

I think the medical benefits of the technology will NOT out-weigh the problems. millions of species went extinct before ours even existed. Who are we to bring them back? What if bringing back the dinosaurs forces all current species to go extinct - including us? (Well, except GW's dino-humping ass)
Will the dinosaurs clone US? dodododododododo....don't...

As far as I can tell "fũck" is the big censored one.

Shit is still allowed...


And as far as cloning dinosaurs, fũck yeah! Bring it on! We can have cόck-fights but with Raptors!

WTF!?!?!?!!??? Cόck isn't allowed?

I was talking about chickens! For reals!

GW, you're a chicken-sucker.......Cόck

DAISY SHUT UP!!!!

FAKE!!!!

This is a complete photoshop job. You can tell its a fake bewcause the shadow's are all wrong.
This is exactly like that scene in the website Geekologie where Daisy woulndt stop making lame never back down jokes and caused the admins to remove the comments section so that she couldnt make annoying spam comments again!!!!!


wow...this reeks of fail...(and what looks like the end of humanity)

cock fighting? why would you censor cock fighting?

well hopefully they don't get too stoked on the Jurassic Park idea and clone Jeff Goldbume...

WOW :)

Meh, I'll believe it when I see it. The problem with cloning (other than the time & expense) is that they can only clone if they have the complete DNA for the organism & that the finished product tends to die pretty quickly due to health problems and/or extremely fast aging. It's pretty rare for a cloned animal to live over 5-10 years. Sometimes you can substitute DNA ala Jurassic Park, but I don't believe they'd be able to do so for dinosaurs so easily. Well, not without running the risk of something potentially bad happening. Besides, at that point it'd no longer be a dinosaur- it'd be a hybrid.

I think I'm putting way too much thought into this. I guess I just get ready to welcome our dinosaur overlords.

Sadly, my wife won't allow me to have a pet brontosaurus.
:(

So this Ibex wasn't an Intrepid one...
(Sorry, but I had to did it)

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