Stupid science. Stupid, stupid science.
Palaeogeneticists from the universities of Perth and Copenhagen have concluded in a study that dinosaur fossils — and any DNA within — are far too old to be cloned.
This is absolutely unacceptable.
The so-called scientists have estimated that the half-life of DNA to be approximately 521 years. Dinosaurs died out around 65 million years ago, and had appeared around 230 million years ago. By contrast, uranium-235, which is used in nuclear power plants and bombs, has a half-life of about 703.8 million years.
That means their DNA has been decaying for way too long, and it’s now impossible to clone them, which is total bullshit and I refuse to accept this.
(Young earth! Dinosaurs are only 6,000 years old! I want a Triceratops.)
The scientists made the conclusion after drilling into the bones of about 158 different moa, a flightless bird that got totally wiped out when humans arrived in New Zealand.
If it’s any consolation (it’s not), the woolly mammoth is still viable. A mammoth was recently found in the melting permafrost completely preserved in ice. It’s thought we’ll be able to create a viable embryo that we can have an elephant bring to term.
Man, that elephant is going to be really confused when that mammoth gets born.
Question: Is wonder dead? Have we killed childhood? I want a damn dinosaur!