if there's a reason why this hasn't been done yet, tell me what it is, someone, because i can't figure it out at all.. .. right, so we can synthesize any molecule we want to, we can grow proper animal organs in labs, we can make up fake diamonds that are indistinguishable from the real thing .. why don't we apply this same kind of thing to rhinos? make up fake horns, fake panda pizzles and elephant tusks and all that kind of thing, and sell them to the chinese and ivory traders and so on, win-win-win.. the chinese would have a basically inexhaustible supply of animal organs, wouldn't need to keep risking their lives looking for endangered animals, they'd have a more reliable supply, the rhinos and elephants and tigers and so on can claw their way back where they should be.. yea man.. it could work

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Thu, 06/21/2012 - 6:47pm

Same reason everything else that shouldn't be a problem, is. Money. It's not cost-efficient and, to be honest, I doubt the people who would fund that shit even give a fuck about wiping species off the planet. They might even prefer it.

 
 
Thu, 06/21/2012 - 7:04pm
bakayurei Says:

where there's a will, there's a way.. halliburton's been researching geothermal energy and wind energy and other things like that because even they know that oil's well and truly on its way out .. if someone can think of a way of selling snake oil to the chinese, then they'll do it.. .. hm.. maybe that's why they haven't tho, come to think of it haha

 
 
Fri, 06/22/2012 - 6:00pm

There is no will. Is what I'm saying. It doesn't matter that and if anybody researches into it. It doesn't even matter if they make breakthroughs. It isn't profitable on the level fossil fuels are.

 
 
Sat, 06/23/2012 - 10:58am
bakayurei Says:

mm.. yea, you're probably right there.. and what a shame it is

 
 
Tue, 08/14/2012 - 11:42pm
LegenDairy Says:

It's not about the money man, it could be a reality if America would wake up and find out the truth about their Birth Certificates

 
 
Wed, 08/15/2012 - 1:33am
 
 
Wed, 08/15/2012 - 11:55am
bakayurei Says:

wait.. what about american birth certificates?

 
 
Wed, 08/15/2012 - 8:18pm

I upvoted because you clearly wrote this stoned!

 
 
Tue, 08/14/2012 - 1:19pm
Bruce_Lee Says:

The reason money is an issue anywhere is because the Rothschild family has like 500+ trillion dollars. That's enough to feed and clothe every man, woman and child on earth.

 
 
Fri, 07/27/2012 - 5:07am
ToastManDu Says:

Awesome, and it's just keratin, maybe it could be made from our nails...

 
 
Tue, 08/14/2012 - 12:15pm
bakayurei Says:

we can synthesise anything we want to, i saw this documentary a while ago where someone was trying to make up a human cell by synthesising the molecules that had made it up according to instructions he'd fed in to a computer, 'stick this atom to this one, stick this simple molecule to that simple molecule', took him a while to make a rhibosome but he did it .. people have synthesised diamonds, they used to have a funny colour but now they look like diamonds do .. we're definitely capable of making up fake rhino horns .. but as the fella said earlier, nobody's ever going to bother doing it because it's just not profitable enough .. .. a load of us should buy a load of lottery tickets and make this happen

 
 
Tue, 08/14/2012 - 5:34pm
mindgames Says:

Killing a rhino or elephant costs nothing but a couple bullets. Much cheaper than all the lab equipment and labor of chemists and scientists, that would be needed to synthesize any of those things. We need to use our resources for more important things like curing cancer, and synthesizing human organs first.

 
 
Tue, 08/14/2012 - 11:57pm
KushCakes Says:

Cancer will never be cured because the government won't let it be. Population control man.

 
 
Wed, 08/15/2012 - 1:35am
 
 
Wed, 08/15/2012 - 9:50am
bakayurei Says:

to this i give a resounding BOLLOCKS .. first off, why is population control in any way a bad thing? it's our only hope at surviving in to the next century.. and secondly, cancer's not reliable enough as a population control tool for that conspiracy theory to make sense .. if there was anybody deliberately working towards reducing the human population, you'd expect to see lots of infectious diseases, poisoned water, and free abortions for all, not to mention results, i.e. a dropping population .. .. hm.. actually come to think about it, africa already has two of those things, which they'll have as long as they lack proper infrastructure, which they'll lack as long as they're in debt, which is likely to be forever .. .. so maybe there is a conspiracy against africans.. but in any case, if we're unable to cure all cancers right now, it's not for lack of trying, it's just because of the nature of 'cancer' itself, that's all

 
 
Wed, 08/22/2012 - 8:14pm
KushCakes Says:

I never said that it was a bad thing dude. I'm not sure why you're getting all sorts of worked up and pissed off unless you're just annoying as fuck and take everything on a personal level. This may or may not be true but I did once hear a story about somewhere having a cure for cancer, but the drug stores and what not won't sell it because it doesn't make enough money. Once again, may or may not be true. Don't get all worked up. I'm high, trying to conversate. Not fucking argue with pricks that always have to be right.

 
 
Thu, 08/23/2012 - 9:26am
bakayurei Says:

sorry mate, i thought it'd be obvious that i was exaggerating the knobendedness .. it occurred to me that it might make me come off as a dick if i disagreed with you there so i tried to play that up because i thought it'd be funny.. sorry if i've offended you tho, should have realized that that'd happen .. also, one of my favourite things is to be proven wrong, it keeps me humble (and you'll have guessed that i need a lot of humility) and it helps me to learn new things

as for why cures for cancer aren't being made public.. i can dig it, i can believe that there are people keeping us stuck on primitive treatments, probably to protect their economy .. i don't like to believe it, it gives me a really black feeling .. but yea, it's not unlikely, is it

 
 
Thu, 11/08/2012 - 5:16pm

True. It isnt population control...its the fact that there isnt any money in a cure. only in a disease. The crazy thing about having a shit load of money breeds more greed and jealousy and need I say ignorance? If they really wanted population control, the republicans wouldnt have tried to pass reproductive rights. They need lower income people to breed, because not only are they low income, but their knowledge of self sufficiency has been erased and theyve been taught to rely on the government, meaning theyre going to have to work for the rest of their lives so big brother will feed them... Cuz why does anybody get rich if not to stop working??

 
 
Wed, 08/15/2012 - 7:24pm

naw, not population,think about all the money made off of cancer as it is right now. even in the marijuana industry... the rich pharmaceutical companies won't let it happen. and money speaks louder than everything else unfortunately.

 
 
Wed, 08/15/2012 - 7:33pm
bakayurei Says:

this makes a lot more sense, but i still don't believe it.. i mean it might be the case, and i could believe it.. but only if people weren't already making progress with coming up with successful treatments for cancers

 
 
Wed, 08/15/2012 - 10:02am
bakayurei Says:

it costs much more than just a couple of bullets to kill a tiger or rhino, and if somebody had an assured and reliable supply of horns and pizzles, he'd be swimming in benjamins in no time.. .. you're probably right about that tho, it'd need a lot of money invested in it to begin with

 
 
Tue, 08/14/2012 - 8:05pm
 
 
Tue, 08/14/2012 - 8:29pm
bakayurei Says:

pandas don't seem to have any idea neither, ho ho .. .. it's what you'd call a panda's 'penis' .. i've been trying to single handedly bring that word into common usage, because i think it's brilliant .. there doesn't seem to be an english word that's just for the pizzle and nothing else.. not a good one, anyway, phallus is alright but strictly speaking it refers to images of pizzles, not pizzles themselves.. 'penis' is shit, i've never liked that word, doesn't know if it's clinical or vulgar, besides which it's also their word for 'tail' .. 'pintel' is another old .. um.. either norse or anglo saxon word, can't remember, but i quite like that as well, much more than 'penis', but it's another slang term, a pintel is a big pin or bolt that you'd use to hold a cannon down with.. .. pizzle's the only english word for the male organ i've ever heard that seems to be exclusively for that organ .. and it sounds a lot better than 'penis', doesn't it

anyway, apparently crushed panda pizzle is an aphrodisiac in china .. .. hahahaha and have a look at this hilarious article that i found when trying to confirm whether that's really what the chinese use them for.. looks like someone's already had the same idea as i have.. sort of

http://www.newsbiscuit.com/2012/04/06/chinese-medics-hail-worlds-first-lab-grown-tigers-penis/

 
 
Tue, 08/14/2012 - 8:49pm

Don't you think it's morally wrong just to clone rhinos or pandas so you can kill them later and scrap the resources off their body? What if your purporse of being born was to be killed? That would just suck ass man, but good thinking for the most part.

 
 
Wed, 08/15/2012 - 12:47am
Jimmee Says:

That's not what he's proposing. He's saying we should synthetically replicate the horns, not the entire animals.

 
 
Wed, 08/15/2012 - 9:55am
bakayurei Says:

hahaha! keep that attitude up .. but that's not what i was talking about .. actually i've never had anything against farming animals to be killed, i need to eat them to survive (i know that's debatable, but i haven't plucked this conclusion out of thin air, i've thought long and hard about it) .. but anyway, that's not what i was talking about, i meant that someone should make up fake animal organs to sell to the chinese .. not even with stem cells, but it might work much better that way, come to think of it.. but yea.. the idea was to take the killing out of the equation .. make someone a lot of money, and save loads of endangered big animals at the same time

 
 
Tue, 08/14/2012 - 9:16pm
CalmAlone Says:

Nahhh man. We need those chinamen to keep risking their lives for that shit. 1. It keeps their population in line, and 2. They keep getting better at kung fu. Win win

 
 
Wed, 08/15/2012 - 9:55am
bakayurei Says:
 
 
Tue, 08/14/2012 - 11:49pm
Bunnie00 Says:

why do the Chinese want animal organs?

 
 
Wed, 08/15/2012 - 9:57am
bakayurei Says:

chinese medicine doesn't work the same as ours .. it doesn't work at all, since it's not based on empirical testing, or even trial and error, they just make it up as they go along.. something about energy pathways, and like cures like, and other bollocks like that

 
 
Wed, 08/15/2012 - 12:32am
fall4six Says:
 
 
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Thu, 08/16/2012 - 12:52pm
bakayurei Says:

1.34 billion people is a pretty big market

 
 
Fri, 08/17/2012 - 4:10pm
sswillly Says:

claw their way back, hooray for animal puns!!!!!!!!!!!!!1

 
 
Mon, 08/20/2012 - 10:12am
bakayurei Says:

hahahaha i didn't even notice that, well done for spotting it

 
 
Sun, 08/19/2012 - 9:31pm
FishieCo Says:

The value of all that shit comes from its rarity, not just the features of it. Thus saying no one would buy fake rhino horns...

 
 
Mon, 08/20/2012 - 10:14am
bakayurei Says:

yea, partly .. but it's not because panda pizzles are rare that the chinese buy them, it's for their 'medicinal properties' .. but then again maybe it's because they're rare that they think they're good for them.. .. i don't understand chinese medicine

 
 
Sat, 08/25/2012 - 2:33pm
jake_ Says:

i think chinese medicine is legit man, they combine a bunch of natural roots and herbs that over 5000 years of experimentation have shown to be beneficial. And even now in modern science we're beginning to recognize a lot of incredible healing capabilities of natural things.

Im chinese and everytime im sick i eat this herbal blend, its results are much faster and better than tylenol or motrin

also ive had acupuncture and it feels amazing, your whole body feels relaxed, almost like a high actually

 
 
Sun, 10/14/2012 - 9:03pm

That would work but molecule synthesis takes a fuck tonne of energy, and the producer molecules don't stick around for long.

 
 
Sun, 01/20/2013 - 9:19pm
pizza-mayo Says:

They don't want to cure cancer as there is to much money to be made in the people suffering, I watched a doco on it, they have the cure but wont use it, not profitable, actually weed is a cure for cancer too
I read an article in hightimes magazine

 
 
Sun, 01/20/2013 - 9:26pm
pizza-mayo Says:

Think that doco was American Sicko, although he is very one-sided it dose raise some questions in the global healthcare system