Originally Posted by evolution_rex
Becuase it would be the closest we'll ever get.
Thanks for taking that one for me man!!
Originally Posted by Irishmile
What Icedhope was saying was true... the atmosphere today is completly different than it was in the Jurassic and the crustaceous periods... there was a much higher amount of oxygen in the air... therefore huge animals were able to breath easier and therefore grow so large.. it was ALSO a ton hotter so hot that some scientists have a hard time believing they were warmblooded at all... I am not convinced one way or the other... maybe they were lukewarm blooded...
the point though is there are too many variables to consider and we really wouldn't know unless someone actually cloned a dino... personally I think that it WOULD have a hard time breathing and would not be able to function well at all.... it would be like trying to run a marathon on top of Everest.... you would pass out pretty darn fast.
But Dinosaurs probably didn't have to exhale as we do... birds don't... the air they breath is released in their bones and muscles in sacs... it also uses less energy that way.
Genetic power has an endless range of discovery my friend, during the process of cloning a dinosaur "successfully", we would learn a lot more. I promise you that we will have a dinosaur, or a good recreation of one not too far into the future.