What if we mixed 2 animals?

 besser (@besser)5 years, 7 months ago

Stick with me here. A turtle with butterfly wings? An iguana with cheetahs legs. I’m just saying the combinations are infinite mix more then 2 what are you envisioning?

September 3, 2014 at 8:45 pm
lyfe (1) (@greenbreath) 5 years, 7 months ago ago

Haha genetic engineering!!! A hawk and a monkey. A panda bear and a seal. A Killer whale and a great white shark. I like your idea so much I’m going to take this one step further. Not only do you get your first idea for a small price of 2 thoughts, but you get 2 more thoughts free! No shipping but there might be handling…..Okay so now take this idea and add into the mix nature’s elements (earth, water, fire, air). Now you’re creating something called pokemon and bringing back Nikola Tesla from the dead to build you some pokeballs

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Ray (4) (@brainofmorbius) 5 years, 7 months ago ago

There are international regulations against viable combinations like this. Have you ever heard of the glow in the dark “frankenfish” created in Taiwan? Look it up. Its a good example. Banned now in most countries. They’ve also done the same thing with cats, sheep…

Sometimes lab researchers just have too much time on their hands.

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besser (11) (@besser) 5 years, 7 months ago ago

These kinds of things are better to be talked about then to actually do. It’s the creative impossibility of it that makes it fun to imagine. :)

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Ray (4) (@brainofmorbius) 5 years, 7 months ago ago

Unfortunately, its a routine practice in microbiology labs around the world now. Sooner or later one of these chimera species of a higher order is going to get free and reproduce in the wild… Mice 100 times smarter, with human brain neurons for instance, could organize, find better ways to avoid human contact, devastate agriculture, spread disease intentionally (mice caused the bubonic plague that killed 1/3 of the human population back in the Middle Ages)> Things like this are still possible today.

Might even see terrorist groups getting into this at some point. Imagine a mosquito that is a carrier for Ebola or AIDs, swarms being released into the ventilation system of a New York City high rise, no one knowing what they spread until days later when people start dropping…

Many horrific possibilities….

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besser (11) (@besser) 5 years, 7 months ago ago

Mind blown I can totally dig it there’s a function on here to follow people I want to find that because I’d like to follow your discussions as well. Dragon fly the wings and tail on a squirrel the fangs from a wolf and it shoots fire.

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lyfe (1) (@greenbreath) 5 years, 7 months ago ago

hahah wtf is that thing called? Idk if there’s a follow thing on here or not

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MonkeyZazu (1,865)M (@monkeyzazu) 5 years, 7 months ago ago

http://switchzoo.com/zoo.htm

Have fun :) I couldn’t find butterfly wings, but you can still create some pretty wild things.

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besser (11) (@besser) 5 years, 7 months ago ago

I’m wishing I could mess around on there. The touch pad can’t get flash player.

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Ray (4) (@brainofmorbius) 5 years, 7 months ago ago

This has already been done millions of times in laboratories around the world. Genetic mixtures on a scale from bacteria all the way up to mammals. They are referred to as transgenic organisms. Most are just studied in the lab, as they have the capability of carrying their transgenic traits on to offspring…

Wild combinations have been made. Some are useful like giving plants natural insecticide abilities from predatory insects… Some are risky. In microbiology in college I learned of one species of mice that was given human genetic sequences for brain neurons, making them 100 times smarter than average mice, definitely not something you want reproducing in the wild…

Most of the successful genetic experimentation going on today is what is known as germline engineering (where the embryo of species is altered so that as it develops it maintains the altered traits and is capable of reproducing them). Traditional genetic engineering of adult organisms has been largely a failure in terms of human medicine, but still has research value.

There are inherent dangers with this type of research however, especially when labs publish their findings online. Several years ago Australian researchers introduced a mousepox virus into rabbits (similar to smallpox) in an attempt to make rabbits sterile to control the population. By altering one small segment of a gene, there was the unexpected side effect that the mousepox virus became 100% lethal…

There are always unknown risks, especially if these organisms are released into the wild. This is why there is so much outrage against what Monsanto does, by the anti-GMO community, neighboring farmers whose crops can cross-pollinate with these GMOs etc… and why these crops are banned in the EU…

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lyfe (1) (@greenbreath) 5 years, 7 months ago ago

dude…pokemon

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Ray (4) (@brainofmorbius) 5 years, 7 months ago ago

Not really into it. What is pokemon, what kind of creature is it supposed to be?

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lyfe (1) (@greenbreath) 5 years, 7 months ago ago

like animals with elemental powers

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Ray (4) (@brainofmorbius) 5 years, 7 months ago ago

ah

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YHVH (462) (@spaceghost) 5 years, 6 months ago ago

Dude…Gengar

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Ray (4) (@brainofmorbius) 5 years, 6 months ago ago

Had to look that up. Still not sure what you mean.

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besser (11) (@besser) 5 years, 6 months ago ago

Pokemon… haha you need to catch up on some anime research

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lyfe (1) (@greenbreath) 5 years, 6 months ago ago

lvl. 30 gengar vs. lvl 50 kakuna

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YHVH (462) (@spaceghost) 5 years, 6 months ago ago

Humans…the only thing on this planet seemingly trying to eradicate itself. Genetic manipulation will never end well for us.

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Ray (4) (@brainofmorbius) 5 years, 6 months ago ago

Maybe true. But if they ever approve cloning I want a sample of Cindy Crawford’s DNA, to name just one….

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besser (11) (@besser) 5 years, 6 months ago ago

Haha!

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YHVH (462) (@spaceghost) 5 years, 6 months ago ago

I’d be cool with clones of my dead cat. I know they already do that but it’s expensive.

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Ray (4) (@brainofmorbius) 5 years, 6 months ago ago

I’ve heard of that too. I think the cat is the highest they’ve gone pet wise. Don’t think they’ve done dogs yet…

I’d like to get a collection of supermodels for myself, personally. That would be REALLY expensive. LOL Talk about maxing out the credit cards…

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besser (11) (@besser) 5 years, 6 months ago ago

Face Palm moment.

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YHVH (462) (@spaceghost) 5 years, 6 months ago ago

Why are slapping yourself in the face?

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YHVH (462) (@spaceghost) 5 years, 6 months ago ago

Would you clone yourself too?

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besser (11) (@besser) 5 years, 6 months ago ago

How did a conversation about making mythological animals turn in to this?

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YHVH (462) (@spaceghost) 5 years, 6 months ago ago

Some of the best ideas come from a derivative of another topic.

That being said, this isn’t one of those cases. They say the mythological examples of cross breeding are actually based on real experiments in the ancient past.

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spiritualpilgrim (1) (@WishYouWerentHere) 5 years, 6 months ago ago

unicorn camel… cornamel

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besser (11) (@besser) 5 years, 6 months ago ago

Haha yes!

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lyfe (1) (@greenbreath) 5 years, 6 months ago ago

actually a horse crossed with a camel would be a seriously phenomenal travel companion

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besser (11) (@besser) 5 years, 6 months ago ago

Challenge accepted!

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