Science Fiction Turns Fact


“‘Flip the right genetic switches in a chicken embryo and you just might hatch a baby dino.’ Paleontologist Jack Horner intends to do it. He explains his scheme to rewind evolution in a new book, How to Build a Dinosaur: Extinction Doesn’t Have to Be Forever. We asked him if there is anythinganything at allthat could possibly go wrong.”

“Birds are descendants of dinosaurs. They carry their DNA. So in its early stages, a chicken embryo will develop dinosaur traits like a long tail, teeth, and three-fingered hands. If you can find the genes that cancel the tail and fuse the fingers to build a wingand turn those genes offyou can grow animals with dinosaur characteristics.”

-Jack Horner

Do you think it possible?

Do you think it ethical?

Ramifications?

How does this affect Creationism and Intelligent Design? And what do you think of his comment…

“Religion is about faith, not evidence. Comparing science and religion isn’t like comparing apples and orangesit’s more like apples and sewing machines.”

Read the interview HERE. If you want to do further research, Diane Rehm interviewed the author on 4/2/09.