Originally published at: http://www.howtogeek.com/173295/resurrection-biology-how-to-bring-animals-back-from-extinction/
Most people are familiar with the Jurassic Park movies and quite a few are fascinated with the idea of bringing extinct species back to life. But is our level of science reaching the point where we could resurrect dead species? Should we do it if we develop the scientific capability to bring them back to life? SciShow discusses the ‘hot topic’ of resurrection biology in their latest video.
You're scaring me. Dead people aren't meant to come back. Same for animals.
Yeah... basic logic. If a species is extinct it means it was either displaced y something that was better at surviving in it's niche or it's niche no longer exist. If brought back.
Not necessarily. Many species are extinct due to humans killing them off.
Who says humans won't kill them again? This time, they'll be killed more often, the hunters thinking, "They'll probably be brought back again. No worries."
Hate to say it but humans are part of the natural environment now and if a species can't adapt to us well... it'll basically be a question how long we can justify using our time and resources to keep this species around as opposed to using it for something else.
Many animals have been able to adapt to us, heck many animals thrive in-spite of our deliberate attempts to wipe them out. So it's not unheard of, there's also the route of domestication, which has worked wonders for other animals.