Super Grendel wrote:There really isn't much purpose to cloning a Woolly Mammoth (nor would there be much enthusiasm)... ...To Darwin enthusiast's the Woolly Mammoth died out because it was not fit to survive...
I think your post brings up a really tricky question:
One leading theory says that woolly mammoths died out because they were overhunted by humans. If humans - with the help of technology - drive a species to extinction, is that pure natural selection, or is it somehow "supernatural?"
(Of course, the extension of this discussion includes the "evolution" of robots as described by guys like Ray Kurzweil and Hans Moravec.)
SaMuS_mEtRoId wrote: it probably wouldn't be too harmfull to humans and animals when it's older because it would be used to being around them.
I don't know if that is a safe bet to make.
Man in civilization surveys the creature through the glass of his knowledge and sees thereby a feather magnified and the whole image in distortion. - Henry Benson
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