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Let's Hear It For The Mammoths

Thu Feb 02, 2006 7:40 am

There have been times when on A.net we almost forgot about one of the most amazing creatures on earth, the Mammoth. Now is one of these times. Look at all the crappy politics / car / sports / Pe@rson / pee-in-a-beer-bottle threads littering a place that was once ruled by a creature that is as mysterious as it is clever.

Did you know that a grown-up Mammoth weighs 8 tons? That means if you put 7500 of them in a long row, each one touching the back of the other one with his or her trunk, they'd fit into the channel tunnel in a way that the first one would be standing in the rain in England, while the last one could raise his or her tail to fart into France.

A long long time ago, one day, apes turned into humans, and on the same day, Mammoths turned into elephants. Basically the same thing, only a) naked, b) grey. (gray in England). Humans, a) naked (later clothed), b) several colors (colours in England). Soon after, the Mammoth was forgotten. So I decided to start one final thread about the greatest mystery of all times, to make sure we'll always remember what we could have been, had we not evolved from the apes. Had we evolved from Mammoths, we'd all be elephants now.
Think about that!

Here's a Mammoth for you:



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RE: Let's Hear It For The Mammoths

Thu Feb 02, 2006 8:10 am

Quoting Birdwatching (Thread starter):
Had we evolved from Mammoths, we'd all be elephants now.

Peculiar postulation, however no denying these were magnificent animals, perhaps not necessarily destined to be extinct for all time. Japanese researchers are working on cloning cells from a frozen mammoth carcass to eventually create an embryo to transfer to the uterus of a female elephant. It's an extreme long shot, of course but given the frozen mammoth isn't very ancient, it may just be doable. Though I'm opposed to human cloning, except for medical stem cell research, I'm fine with bringing back an extinct animal, especially if it was humankind that wiped it out, in the first place.


Quoting Birdwatching (Thread starter):
while the last one could raise his or her tail to fart into France.

Okay, this isn't really a serious thread, is it? Is there a message in that statement? Just for the record, I myself have nothing against the French.
 
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RE: Let's Hear It For The Mammoths

Thu Feb 02, 2006 8:32 am

Quoting AvObserver (Reply 1):
Japanese researchers are working on cloning cells from a frozen mammoth carcass to eventually create an embryo to transfer to the uterus of a female elephant.

Haven't I seen this before in a movie? Evil shall come over the world when you awake the Mammoth again! Beware!

Quoting AvObserver (Reply 1):
Is there a message in that statement? Just for the record, I myself have nothing against the French.

Oh no, not at all! I love the French, and even more I love their food. It just happened that the row of 7500 Mammoths stood in the Channel Tunnel facing west... It might just as well have been the other way around, in fact, the probability is as high as 50%.

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RE: Let's Hear It For The Mammoths

Thu Feb 02, 2006 8:50 am

Quoting Birdwatching (Thread starter):
A long long time ago, one day, apes turned into humans, and on the same day, Mammoths turned into elephants

That must have been quite a day!

In reality, the second may be true (not in day of course) but if you know anything about the theory of evolution, the first is not...
 
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RE: Let's Hear It For The Mammoths

Thu Feb 02, 2006 8:56 am

Quoting Exarmywarrant (Reply 3):
In reality, the second may be true (not in day of course) but if you know anything about the theory of evolution, the first is not...

Oh, sorry, the Adam and Eve thing. Forgot about that.

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RE: Let's Hear It For The Mammoths

Thu Feb 02, 2006 9:07 am

Quoting Birdwatching (Reply 4):
Oh, sorry, the Adam and Eve thing. Forgot about that.

That isn't what I said. Even those who believe man evolved don't think the evolved from apes. The theory is that apes and men evolved from some common ancestor.
 
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RE: Let's Hear It For The Mammoths

Thu Feb 02, 2006 9:15 am

Before all else, I'm pro-mammoth. Mastadons too, for that matter.
 
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RE: Let's Hear It For The Mammoths

Fri Feb 03, 2006 9:41 am

Quoting Gunsontheroof (Reply 6):
Before all else, I'm pro-mammoth. Mastadons too, for that matter.

They're cool too, but I wouldn't pay a lousy quarter to have one cloned to keep as a pet. A Mammoth, any time.

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RE: Let's Hear It For The Mammoths

Fri Feb 03, 2006 9:48 am

"You know what guys? I've been doing some thinking, and I think that airplanes are pretty cool and underappreciated..."

-annonymous forum user at mammoths.net
 
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RE: Let's Hear It For The Mammoths

Fri Feb 03, 2006 9:58 am

Quoting Gunsontheroof (Reply 8):
mammoths.net

If they EVER come up with a site like that, I'll be the first one to sign up.

Think about it! A Mammoth photo section, a forum on Civil Mammoths, Mammoth Polls & Preferences, Mammoth Tech/Ops, Mammoth Hobby, Mammoth Photography, Mammoth Trip Reports, Military & Space Mammoths, Mammoth Related... and finally, Non-Mammoth.

"New Mammoth at Neanderthal!"
"Mam vs. Mas"
"When will mother nature retire their fleet of Mammoths in favor of Elephants"
"I'm sitting on a Mammoth right now!"
"The new Mammoth should be nicknamed *The A380*"

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RE: Let's Hear It For The Mammoths

Fri Feb 03, 2006 10:00 am

I could just imagine a mammoth trying to survive in the present day.

What do you think? Possible??



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RE: Let's Hear It For The Mammoths

Fri Feb 03, 2006 9:05 pm

Quoting Birdwatching (Reply 9):

"C'mon guys, don't let this turn into another mammoths v.s. mastadons thread..."

Quoting BMIFlyer (Reply 10):

Easily. Siberia hasn't changed that much since those days...

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