When you think of deadly animals, you might think of bears, lions, snakes or even black widows. People who talk about the super scary animals of Australia are talking about the spiders, snakes and scorpions they find in the Outback, right? But in the United States, the animals that are most deadly are the ones we encounter the most often, including livestock.
Raise your hand if spiders give you the heebie jeebies. I'll include myself! I love spiders, but there are certain types that make my skin crawl. We forget how helpful these creatures are in getting rid of the actual pests in our gardens and homes, but Lucas the adorable spider might just have something to say about that wadded up newspaper you're ready to hurl at spiders!
Of course you would. I would, too. Deny yourself the chance to see a wooly mammoth or a dodo bird? No way. But is it ethical? That's where we cross some very shaky ground. Extinct animal cloning looks like it's rapidly approaching and what it means for mankind and the earth itself could be quite amazing--and quite disasterous.