"Your scientists were so preoccupied with whether or not they could, they didn't stop to think if they should." Ian Malcolm,JURASSIC PARK.
While I understand that perhaps, somewhere down the road, endangered species may be rescued by such a bioengineering, my question is whether it would be acceptable to bring a long ago extinct species back.
I may be biased in this, for I could tell you that to bring the Dodo Bird back (extinct in 1905) would be grand. (I base a personal hesitation of such a recreation on the behemoth quality of the large reptiles). But to bring any extinct life forms back merely to study(how much study? and when we're done studying--what do we do with them?) doesn't seem to be viable. Would they be allowed to live? Where?? Who is responsible and for how long?? What if/when the control becomes uncontrollable?
I know that JP is an old movie(but a great one), and that this comes up from time to time.
Assuming that it could be possible:
What do you feel are the ethical considerations for/ against this?
Edited by Kathy Beckett, 17 December 2007 - 07:09 PM.