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De-Extinction of Ice Age Cave Lion? Is it a good idea?

I can’t say i am a fan of the idea of de-extinction objectives.   On the surface it reminds me of the crazy things that “could” happen like in the fictional movie “Jurassic Park.”  More than that, however, it just seems to be a bad idea for both the creatures involved and humanity as a whole.

Let’s just assume for a moment that de-extincting ice age cave lions as is proposed by the scientists in this article is actually possible.  What happens to that creature when it is exposed to the modern world of viruses, bacteria, and fungus.  This is an alien world to that creature.  It his absolutely no natural immunity for biological defense.

Also, what impact will the introduction of this creature be on our modern environment and food chain.  Will this creature be a natural predator?  Will there be other animals to keep this creature’s population under control?

There are a lot of thing to consider when playing such a dangerous game.  I just, really, do not believe the reason “because we can” is a good enough reason.

Remembering 9-11

9-11 memorialFourteen years ago today, America was attacked.  This wasn’t a declaration of war from a recognized nation, nonetheless, this was an attack.  3,000 Americans – our neighbors, brothers, sisters, mothers, and fathers – lost their lives on that terrible day.  It is only proper and fitting that we take a moment out of our busy lives to remember what America suffered.

Wise men say that those who do not remember history are condemned to repeat it.  So stand with me today as “We The People” stand united in remembrance of the horrific tragedy that was 9-11.

Also, I believe it is fitting that we express gratitude to this nation’s first responders.  Everyday, police, firefighters, and soldiers place their lives in harm’s way to keep us safe and to rescue us from danger.  So, if you see a police officer or a firefighter or a soldier, take a moment to say thank-you.  If not for them, your life would be just a little less secure.