Roblimo from the now-we-need-a-protohuman-carrying-a-spear dept.
&y writes "Yes, and they appear to be serious. Here's a quote from the Seattle Times article: "When asked why scientists are trying to bring back a mammal that lived so long ago, Agenbroad said: 'Why not? I'd rather have a cloned mammoth than another sheep.'" A very convincing argument indeed."
No amount of genius can overcome a preoccupation with detail.