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The genome of an extinct Australian frog has been revived and reactivated by a team of scientists using sophisticated cloning technology to implant a “dead” cell nucleus into a fresh egg from another frog species.

The bizarre gastric-brooding frog,Rheobatrachus silus – which uniquely swallowed its eggs, brooded its young in its stomach and gave birth through its mouth – became extinct in 1983.

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Now the Lazarus Project team believes they can make him “be” again, as if we are some kind of “God” who can make things “be” from “not being” at will. [1]

How petty are our definitions! How arrogant are our claims!

Parmenides would turn in his grave hearing such “news”…

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