Would you: save the last female lion in the world or a loved one?

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If you were hanging over a cliff, and in one hand you were holding onto a member of your close family (sister or brother) and in the other hand you were holding the last female lion in the world and thus the species' only chance for survival - which one would you save?

Pretend that if you let the other go, you could definitely lift the other to safety because the lion is a cub and that the lion is sedated so it wouldn't kill / maul you.

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A loved one I guess, you could easily extract the dna of a dead lion, and clone it
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A loved one I guess, you could easily extract the dna of a dead lion, and clone it
Like ethics would ever allow that :/
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A loved one I guess, you could easily extract the dna of a dead lion, and clone it
Actually, that would be quite difficult.
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Like ethics would ever allow that :/

Why wouldn't "ethics" allow for it?
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Actually, that would be quite difficult.

Well they cloned dolly the sheep, same principle is it not?
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Like ethics would ever allow that :/
What is more unethical cloning a lion or cloning a human? Anyway how would you clone a loved one, what if your cloned loved one doesnt love you anymore?
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Loved one obviously :rolleyes:
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Loved one I don't care about lions.
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Well they cloned dolly the sheep, same principle is it not?
Cloning Dolly the sheep was no easy task, and to do so as an attempt to resurrect an extinct species would be unprecedented. I'm not saying it would be impossible, but to say it is "easy" is wrong.
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Obviously loved one, **** the lion.

I would worry about the mental state of anyone who would save the lion.
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Loved one- I'm not *that* concerned about saving a species.
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Loved one > Lion

Lion > Stranger
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Loved one, don't even have to think.
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(Original post by aka r)
A loved one I guess, you could easily extract the dna of a dead lion, and clone it
Has there actually been a programme that's successfully cloned extinct animals?
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Who in their right mind would save the lion?
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(Original post by themorninglight)
Who in their right mind would save the lion?
There's quite a lot at stake... Being known forever more as the person who wiped out the lion species. Granted, if you went the other way you'd go down as killing your own brother or something :lol:
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:curious:

I love lions, but I'm not gonna pick one over someone I love...
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I love lions, but I'm not gonna pick one over someone I love...
But it's not just one lion, it's every lion in the world, ever...
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But it's not just one lion, it's every lion in the world, ever...
I appreciate that, but I still don't think I could justify letting a loved one die to save them
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