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 Jedi Master

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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 CR Emeritus: London

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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 Jedi Grand Master

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  4. SithLordDarthRichie CR Emeritus: London

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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 Jedi Master

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

    Is pleased with this news.
  6. Ghost Force Ghost

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

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    I wonder if they can resurrect silphium...
  8. GrandAdmiralJello Moderator Communitatis Litterarumque

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

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    *sigh*

    There is nothing wrong with cloning a mammoth.