DailyDirt: Who Needs Dinosaurs Anyway?

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Jurassic World raked in over a billion bucks in less than 2 weeks by digitally re-creating some enormous (and sometimes fictional) dinosaurs. A few folks are actually working on re-animating prehistoric animals and other ancient organisms, but do we really need to bring these species back? Perhaps we should work on preventing an artificially-created extinction event of our own before we try to reverse the effects of the last one? After you've finished checking out those links, take a look at our Daily Deals for cool gadgets and other awesome stuff.

Filed Under: bacteria, biosphere, dinosaurs, ecosystem, extinction, global climate change, methane, methanosarcina, prehistoric animals, sixth great extinction, species, volcanoes


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    Anonymous Coward, 25 Jun 2015 @ 6:51pm

    The Gods of Yore

    Humans have a responsibility of spreading earth based life to as many barren planets in this galaxy as we possibly can. Eventually all life forms die out and cease to exist, but so far at least some portion lived and spread again to establish a full ecosystem once more. Improve each world until it is capable of sustaining life for billions of years given the chance and we will have atoned for the species that will never again walk the earth.

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    Anonymous Coward, 25 Jun 2015 @ 8:17pm

    Yeah, and who is one of the writers on that study that says we're in a mass extinction? Why non other than Paul Erlich, Mr. "Every fucking prediction he makes is wrong!"

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      Nunc_ (profile), 25 Jun 2015 @ 10:11pm

      Re:

      The boy who cried wolf may be right this time. Just look at the amount of species with just a few hundred animals left. Even if they recover, a fully healthy population is difficult with low genetic diversity.
      Look at the amount of species with only one habitat left. Single points of failure inevitably lead to disaster.

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    wallow-T, 26 Jun 2015 @ 8:20am

    Elizabeth Kolbert's "The Sixth Extinction" is a magnificent book, lyrically beautiful writing, and the profound message that, as a species, humans are The Extinction Machine, and have been since our earliest days. The chapter on how we came to have the concept of "extinction" is poetic. My highest recommendation. Do not miss this book.

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    download abcd 2 torrent, 14 Jul 2015 @ 4:12am

    Jurassic world

    this is all about the filml

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    jurassic world cast and crew, 14 Jul 2015 @ 4:13am

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