Monday, December 07, 2009

Dino Chicken
A new story, one where we're talking about animals and the genome. I hear this all the time now, on the radio is how we can manipulate our dna to make other things. This is all well and good, but sometimes I think it's a little crazy. Here's one of those instances where we have a scientist who seems to have nothing to do. He came along and he looked at the chicken. Well the chicken is quite a little creature. The chicken is kind of related to the dinosaur. And at least , most people – most scientists, think that that's so. Most people say that it's just a bird. Well, that's true.
Now they say that all birds are related to the dinosaur. So this little story – or reference – is about one such scientist. Maybe we should look it up, but, I think not...
So what this scientist did was to find a genome that he could manipulate and the chicken grew a long tail. Well, I kind of don't understand why he did this, unless we're going to have a new delicacy, like instead of lobster tail, we will have chicken tail. I don't know how that would taste, since chicken is related to the dinosaur???
so, as we went on and I listened to the radio, he came across that for the chicken he could give it in the place of wings, he gave it claws; and in the place of a beak, he gave it teeth. Now, I don't know what the purpose of this is unless, in the long run, he wants little raptors, running around all over the place and giving us a rough time. Instead of eating them, they will eat us. So my conclusion is sometimes if you're not careful, in your experiments or your technology, that it may come back to bite us in the ass.

This is a variation on the Frankenstein story, I think! Frightening, Lloyd.
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