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snakehooked 06-26-2012 05:01 PM

Lonesome George dies in the Galapagos.
 
I'm not even going to lie, I almost started bawling. I've been following George's story for years and fully expected him to outlive me.

http://newsfeed.time.com/2012/06/26/...the-galapagos/

Dayswalters 06-26-2012 05:09 PM

Re: Lonesome George dies in the Galapagos.
 
Wow...that is too bad:(

DiamondCreek 06-26-2012 05:09 PM

Re: Lonesome George dies in the Galapagos.
 
Not only is this story sad on its surface, but it is doubly sad as he was the last of his species. RIP, George.

HERPHAPPY 06-26-2012 06:57 PM

Re: Lonesome George dies in the Galapagos.
 
Very sad indeed...

telefrag 06-26-2012 10:27 PM

Re: Lonesome George dies in the Galapagos.
 
I was seriously bummed out by this.

seeing the last known individual of any species die is truly a sad event.

frogmom 06-26-2012 10:33 PM

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sorry we couldn't keep y'all going George..... RIP big guy . sad.

JerryPico 06-27-2012 05:33 PM

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Gosh, that's sad as heck :(

Cryssy 07-02-2012 02:00 PM

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:( R.I.P Lonesome George

toker 07-02-2012 04:09 PM

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Very sad indeed.

If there ever was a reason to attempt cloning, this would be a good case.

RioBravoReptiles 07-02-2012 05:31 PM

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Quote:

Originally Posted by telefrag (Post 978054)
.... I was seriously bummed out by this.
seeing the last known individual of any species die is truly a sad event....

I would modify this excellent view only as:

"..seeing the last known individual of MOST any species die is truly a sad event". :shh:

And about cloning or reincarnating vanished species? It's a cop-out. A fall-back position that presupposes we will allow (or have directly overseen) first the extirpation of an animal and it's environments! Oh! But we're ready in some distant now to bring them back!? Self-serving arrogance and hubris. We're the new gods granting life or death to anything as it pleases us... at one particular point in time.

In the same way Wildlife Refuges are a sign post of failure.. unwilling to control our own growth and sprawl and consumerism we can assuage our collective consciences.. 'over there, we have saved the pieces and parts of nature we like or allow'.. And the real estate prices next to that little 'reserve' are skyrocketing!

What about recognizing humanity is only one of the nations on our planet? And acting with respect to the others?

My rant for the day.. thanks!

toker 07-02-2012 08:42 PM

Re: Lonesome George dies in the Galapagos.
 
Yea, as far as a rant goes, yep, that was one.

Lets not get too far into the ins and outs of cloning, my mention of it was more of situation of, everything else has failed, they are gone, one last hail marry. Not talking about bring the dinos back or anything.

frogmom 07-02-2012 09:09 PM

Re: Lonesome George dies in the Galapagos.
 
Minnesota Public radio had a nice hour long special last week.

galapagos in general and references to George.

worth watching.

RioBravoReptiles 07-02-2012 09:51 PM

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Quote:

Originally Posted by toker (Post 979030)
Yea, as far as a rant goes, yep, that was one.
Lets not get too far into the ins and outs of cloning, my mention of it was more of situation of, everything else has failed, they are gone, one last hail marry. Not talking about bring the dinos back or anything.

Let's not go too far into the excuses for how we treat nature and wildlife, now, each day, in every way. That would be rude!

My mention or response was to point out this: the possibility (no matter how remote) of cloning and re-inventing nature is one way current destruction of nature and animals is excused.. 'we can always clone them later'..

Nuts.

The cloners are not hopeful visionaries.. they enable the status quo of programed extinction through the false hope of bringing back what we want later, when we are ready. Even if they could do what they propose (unlikely) it ignores the suffering, torture and death of animals NOW. It exposes a lack of empathy and humanity (the better part of).

That's what I think.

Have a super day.

TammyJamaica 07-02-2012 10:44 PM

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I have never believed that I as a human am more important than any other creature on this earth. I may be "smarter" or more powerful to have my way with them or other human beings, but I am not more important in the scheme of things on this planet and the universe.

Just how I feel, and I mourn for George with all my heart, because of what he represented and what he can show us if we choose to really look.:coffee:

Stargazer 07-03-2012 04:40 AM

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I think he died of a broken heart. :(

Elektra 07-03-2012 05:16 AM

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So sorry for the lost of another species due to human interference in mother natures world.

frogmom 07-03-2012 03:07 PM

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the ice age killed the dinosaurs....

just sayin' . Mother Nature isn't always so nice Herself.

TammyJamaica 07-03-2012 09:57 PM

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Quote:

Originally Posted by frogmom (Post 979153)
the ice age killed the dinosaurs....
just sayin' . Mother Nature isn't always so nice Herself.

"Mother Nature" is neither nice not naughty. She just IS.:)

We humans have choices of what we decide to do or do not, and our own reasons for those acts.

GuslovesSheeva 07-05-2012 06:37 AM

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aww


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