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“‘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?


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.

By Ye Olde Scribe

Elderly curmudgeon who likes to make others laugh while giving the Reich Wing a rhetorical enema.

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15 years ago

[…] should we?" And… what does this say about the Evolution vs. Creationist debate? Click HERE. Ken’s weekly column… Inspection… on site Inspection… off […]

RS Janes
15 years ago

Scientists just detected the collision of two galaxies 400 million miles out in space. The event actually happened 400 million years ago, before there was human life on earth, but the light from the collision is just now reaching us, light that was traveling about 6 TRILLION miles a year. (I won’t do the multiplication but 6 trillion times 400 million is a hell of a long way, a distance that can’t be grasped by the human mind.)

Of course, Creationists would dismiss this as another test of their faith by their hoodwinking God, who apparently has nothing better to do than plant dinosaur bones to keep them on their toes. The God of all creation, should there be one, is so massive as to be incomprensible to the human brain, so they cling to fairy tales invented thousands of years ago to explain the complexity and beauty of our existence. Thank the God of colliding galaxies that they are losing ground.

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