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Russian scientists resurrect a 30,000 year old flower.

Discussion in 'Archive: Your Jedi Council Community' started by Aytee-Aytee, Feb 21, 2012.

  1. Aytee-Aytee

    Aytee-Aytee Jedi Master star 5

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    [link=http://news.sky.com/home/strange-news/article/16174136]Found the seeds frozen in a squirrel's den dating back to the ice age.[/link] They planted them, and voila....flowers.


    [image=http://images.wikia.com/iceage/images/3/39/65.jpg]
    Thanks, little guy.
     
  2. SithLordDarthRichie

    SithLordDarthRichie CR Emeritus: London star 8

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    Was this species extinct already?
    Or is it just the very old seed of a plant that still exists?
     
  3. Mar17swgirl

    Mar17swgirl Jedi Grand Master star 7

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  4. SithLordDarthRichie

    SithLordDarthRichie CR Emeritus: London star 8

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    I'm all for cloning and restoring stuff we still have or recently had in the last century or so. Seeds though are more easily preserved than animal tissue or DNA so moving on to cloning something as old as a Mammoth (which I oppose) is a bigger and far more complex step up.
     
  5. DantheJedi

    DantheJedi Jedi Master star 5

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    [image=http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4135/4785641918_d408b00faa.jpg]

    Is pleased with this news.
     
  6. Ghost

    Ghost Chosen One star 7

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    Does it really count as "resurrecting" them, though?
     
  7. Katana_Geldar

    Katana_Geldar Jedi Grand Master star 8

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    I wonder if they can resurrect silphium...
     
  8. GrandAdmiralJello

    GrandAdmiralJello Comms Admin ❉ Moderator Communitatis Litterarumque star 10 Staff Member Administrator

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    No, because it was never dead, singly or collectively.
     
  9. Mortimer_Snerd

    Mortimer_Snerd Jedi Knight star 6

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    *sigh*

    There is nothing wrong with cloning a mammoth.