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A Question Regarding Abiogenesis and De-Extinction

Mondor

The Freak
Banned
I've had this idea for a while, and while I'm certainly not a scientist of any kind (I haven't even started college yet), I've been thinking: Could recreating abiogenesis be the key to de-extinction? If we managed to discover the routes of life (Which we seem to be getting closer to), would it be possible for us to replicate what used to take millions of years in a laboratory using technology grounded in known science, and could we use this process to create replicas of life that existed long ago? Obviously, we wouldn't start with dinosaurs, that'd probably be a few hundred or thousand years down the line. But could we perhaps start to gradually create more and more complex life, starting with micro-organisms and then moving onto more primitive macroscopic organisms, such as those found in the Cambrian Period?


Thank you for reading.
 

Rabe

I identfy as a 9000 series intelligences
they wont be the extinct creature but one with similar morphology at best
 

Mondor

The Freak
Banned
they wont be the extinct creature but one with similar morphology at best

Which, at least in my opinion anyways, is good enough IMO; hence why I used the word "Replicas" in the OP.
 

Horton

Cat
Administrator
I've had this idea for a while, and while I'm certainly not a scientist of any kind (I haven't even started college yet), I've been thinking: Could recreating abiogenesis be the key to de-extinction? If we managed to discover the routes of life (Which we seem to be getting closer to), would it be possible for us to replicate what used to take millions of years in a laboratory using technology grounded in known science, and could we use this process to create replicas of life that existed long ago? Obviously, we wouldn't start with dinosaurs, that'd probably be a few hundred or thousand years down the line. But could we perhaps start to gradually create more and more complex life, starting with micro-organisms and then moving onto more primitive macroscopic organisms, such as those found in the Cambrian Period?


Thank you for reading.
If we can do the latter steps, then we don't need to do the former.

Just use existing life forms.
 

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