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'Jurassic Park' scientist aims to hatch a dinosaur using DNA from birds
Daily Mail ^ | Dec. 29, 2011 | Ted Thornhill and Zoe Brennan

Posted on 12/29/2011 6:15:04 PM PST by Free ThinkerNY

Some might say that only a bird brain could come up with such a plan, but scientist Jack Horner is hoping to use living birds to hatch a dinosaur.

Horner, the technical adviser on Jurassic Park and professor of palaeontology at Montana State University believes that a modern bird’s DNA contains a genetic memory that could be ‘switched on’ again, resurrecting long-dormant dinosaur traits.

What’s more, he’s looking for a helper to assist in the retro-engineering of a prehistoric beast.

He told LiveScience: ‘I'm looking for a postdoctoral researcher. An adventurous postdoc who knows a lot about developmental biology and a little bit about birds.’ Horner explains that to make a dinosaur, he would start with the genome (the whole hereditary information encoded in the DNA) of an emu.

‘Emus have all the features we need in order to make a Velociraptor-sized dinosaur,’ he says.

‘If I were to make a dinosaur, that is where I’d start.’

Far-fetched as this sounds, his work is supported by other leading academics.

(Excerpt) Read more at dailymail.co.uk ...


TOPICS: Science
KEYWORDS: dinosaur; dinosaurs; godsgravesglyphs; paleontology

1 posted on 12/29/2011 6:15:09 PM PST by Free ThinkerNY
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Something tells me there is a reason god killed them off before he let us take over the planet.

I suspect, should they be successful we’ll have problems much like the movie.


2 posted on 12/29/2011 6:19:00 PM PST by cableguymn
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To: Free ThinkerNY

morons......


3 posted on 12/29/2011 6:19:08 PM PST by raygunfan
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To: Free ThinkerNY
A) Technically, as far as a cook can follow GATC coding goes... he might be right.

B) What could possibly go wrong?

/johnny

4 posted on 12/29/2011 6:19:15 PM PST by JRandomFreeper (Gone Galt)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Always worry about some devastating hidden disease. Remember....they were wiped out....


5 posted on 12/29/2011 6:21:36 PM PST by Sacajaweau
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To: JRandomFreeper; Free ThinkerNY
B) What could possibly go wrong?

Who cares? As long as I can get that great big rack of ribs like Fred Flinstone, I'll be happy!

6 posted on 12/29/2011 6:23:38 PM PST by Grizzled Bear (No More RINOS!)
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To: Free ThinkerNY
Horner is convinced that birds today are the dinosaurs of yesterday. Want your very own dinosaur? Buy a bird! Right....
7 posted on 12/29/2011 6:23:45 PM PST by count-your-change (You don't have to be brilliant, not being stupid is enough.)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Dr. Alan Grant (disbelief) “You bred raptors”?


8 posted on 12/29/2011 6:24:09 PM PST by BipolarBob (I don't mind you shooting at me, Frank, but take it easy on the Bacardi!)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

I would think its already been done, all that is waiting is for the sheeple to be conditioned enough to accept strange stuff, kinda like having a BBC TV series perhaps?


9 posted on 12/29/2011 6:24:09 PM PST by Eye of Unk (Castigo Cay by Matt Bracken, check it out. And his other works.)
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To: Grizzled Bear
I've already got a rub and a baste ready.

Can't be that different from iguana or croc.

We have opposable thumbs and BBQ sauce. We win.

Good to be at the top of the food chain.

/johnny

10 posted on 12/29/2011 6:31:18 PM PST by JRandomFreeper (Gone Galt)
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To: Sacajaweau
Some people can't leave well enough alone...

...we all know that just recently, a bunch of scientists developed a strain of chicken flu which has the potential to wipe out 25% of the human population on the earth....

...they were even urged not to publish their findings in technical publications...

...how long will it take before some lunatic group is threatening to turn it loose on the world???

...as "they" say....two people can keep a secret......if one of them is dead.

11 posted on 12/29/2011 6:33:12 PM PST by B.O. Plenty (Elections have consequences....)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Oh God! He’s cloning Ted Kennedy! Run!


12 posted on 12/29/2011 6:34:00 PM PST by Huskrrrr
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To: Free ThinkerNY

“Far-fetched as this sounds, his work is supported by other leading academics.”

Sort of like global warming.


13 posted on 12/29/2011 6:36:13 PM PST by Huskrrrr
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To: Free ThinkerNY
In case you mother never told you, Jack, there are two rules.

You feed it and you clean up after it.

14 posted on 12/29/2011 6:42:13 PM PST by TigersEye (Life is about choices. Your choices. Make good ones.)
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To: All

Oh, as if nothing could possibly go wrong with this.... (sarc)


15 posted on 12/29/2011 6:53:07 PM PST by ak267
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To: Free ThinkerNY

This could end badly. Just what you need, a nine ton meat-eating lizard with an attitude.


16 posted on 12/29/2011 6:54:40 PM PST by jmacusa
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To: Free ThinkerNY
'Jurassic Park' scientist aims to hatch a dinosaur using DNA from birds

Results so far have been encouraging:


17 posted on 12/29/2011 6:57:06 PM PST by Charles Henrickson (Helen of Thomas: The face that launched a thousand quips.)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

“Pterodactyls is prac-ticully chickens...” < /wb >


18 posted on 12/29/2011 7:02:35 PM PST by mikrofon (Taking a flyer on it.)
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To: Free ThinkerNY
Hey, throw in some giant spider DNA, too, Doc! That's make a really cool grant magnet for your lab. Don't worry about a thing; after all, you've got a science degree!
19 posted on 12/29/2011 7:06:41 PM PST by WorkingClassFilth (Soon to be a man without a country.)
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To: cableguymn
Nah. A real live velociraptor would be the most cool thing ever. Turn him loose at a Stillers' football game...He, Harrison and Palomalu could have a circlejerk at the midfield stripe. As for Jurassic Park, that was an over heated, overblown chronicle, not of mankind's Hubris against nature, but of shabby zoo-keeping.
20 posted on 12/29/2011 7:34:24 PM PST by hinckley buzzard
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To: Free ThinkerNY

“scientist aims to hatch a dinosaur using DNA from birds “

Explaining the phrase “dinosaur, tastes like chicken”.


21 posted on 12/29/2011 8:11:19 PM PST by Pelham (Islam. The original Evil Empire)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

I sure hope none of this nonsense is being with our tax dollars.


22 posted on 12/29/2011 8:30:20 PM PST by upchuck (Let's have the Revolution NOW before we get dumbed down to the point that we can't.)
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To: Free ThinkerNY; reaganaut; Vendome

Honestly, the Discovery Channel had this last year...


23 posted on 12/29/2011 8:32:34 PM PST by mrreaganaut (Stupidity killed the cat. Curiosity was framed.)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Notion is “for the birds”.....


24 posted on 12/29/2011 9:10:34 PM PST by G Larry ("I dream of a day when a man is judged by the content of his Character.")
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To: JRandomFreeper

Too bad George Soros already owns Dinosaur BBQ...he must be the grant man behind this...


25 posted on 12/29/2011 9:25:29 PM PST by To Hell With Poverty (Ephesians 6:12 becomes more real to me with each news cycle.)
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To: jmacusa
a nine ton meat-eating lizard with an attitude.

S'ok.. you've got a 118 lb chef on patrol with a recipe and new stuff to cook.

Give me a year, and they will be on the endangered list.

/johnny

26 posted on 12/29/2011 9:31:18 PM PST by JRandomFreeper (Gone Galt)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

If the scientists can hatch it, I know I can shoot it, and I’m certain someone in Louisiana can barbecue it.

It’s all good.


27 posted on 12/30/2011 12:53:48 PM PST by AnTiw1
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To: Free ThinkerNY

This is sure to work out well.


28 posted on 12/30/2011 3:14:54 PM PST by TASMANIANRED (We kneel to no prince but the Prince of Peace)
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To: StayAt HomeMother; Ernest_at_the_Beach; decimon; 1010RD; 21twelve; 24Karet; 2ndDivisionVet; ...

 GGG managers are SunkenCiv, StayAt HomeMother & Ernest_at_the_Beach
Thanks Free ThinkerNY. What could go wrong?

To all -- please ping me to other topics which are appropriate for the GGG list.


29 posted on 12/31/2011 10:22:26 AM PST by SunkenCiv (Merry Christmas, Happy New Year! May 2013 be even Happier!)
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To: cableguymn
God Plays with Dinosaurs
30 posted on 12/31/2011 11:08:08 AM PST by null and void (Day 1075 of America's ObamaVacation from reality [Heroes aren't made, Frank, they're cornered...])
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To: Free ThinkerNY

“Life finds a way.”


31 posted on 12/31/2011 11:10:21 AM PST by dfwgator
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To: null and void

“Oh yeah. Ooh, Ahh! That’s how it always starts. But then later, there’s running and then… screaming” Dr. Ian Malcolm


32 posted on 12/31/2011 11:13:04 AM PST by null and void (Day 1075 of America's ObamaVacation from reality [Heroes aren't made, Frank, they're cornered...])
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To: dfwgator
“Life finds a way.”

Until death intervenes.
33 posted on 12/31/2011 11:16:19 AM PST by aruanan
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To: Free ThinkerNY

I raise ducks, chickens and geese for fun and for ‘food insurance’. I started with 2 birds about 1 1/2 years ago. Presently, I have 60 birds and they are about to go into breeding season.

If they bring back the dinosaurs, I might have to add to the feed budget and build more substantial fences, but I kinda like the idea.


34 posted on 12/31/2011 11:40:11 AM PST by Gator113 (~Just livin' life, my way~.. Newt/Palin-West-2012."got a lot swirling around in my head.")
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To: Pride in the USA

What could possibly go wrong?


35 posted on 12/31/2011 12:24:30 PM PST by lonevoice (Klepto Baracka Marxo, impeach we much. We will much about that be committed.)
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To: lonevoice

“We’re gonna need a bigger grill.”


36 posted on 12/31/2011 1:50:34 PM PST by Winstons Julia (Hello OWS? We don't need a revolution like China's; China needs a revolution like OURS.)
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To: raygunfan

That description certainly fits Jack Horner...


37 posted on 12/31/2011 1:55:58 PM PST by sauropod (OCCUPY THE WHITE HOUSE! Vote Republican!)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

All can can say is ....nnooooooo!!!!!!!!!!!!
8~O


38 posted on 12/31/2011 2:30:05 PM PST by wolfcreek (Perry to Obama: Adios, MOFO!)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Hope Horner recreates a T. rex first. Then he can try out his theory that they were merely scavengers and not predators.


39 posted on 12/31/2011 3:47:26 PM PST by ZULU (LIBERATE HAGIA SOPHIA!!!!!)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Well, some enterprising fellow should open a dinosaur barbecue restaurant, should Horner succeed.

Otherwise, “Jurassic Park” may soon be in our future.


40 posted on 12/31/2011 7:11:22 PM PST by Altariel (`)
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To: Free ThinkerNY
With today's tech, for grants, money and fame they could simply splice lizard DNA onto the birds and scam the scientific community into believing that it was simply retrofitted from the past. The scientific community is so hungry to eat up this evolution baloney that I imagine they would swallow the scam whole, bait, line and sinker not unlike they have swallowed so many scams before.
41 posted on 12/31/2011 11:11:03 PM PST by Bellflower
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To: lonevoice

There will always be the unintended consequences.


42 posted on 12/31/2011 11:20:09 PM PST by Pride in the USA
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To: Free ThinkerNY
I'm still waiting for the Wooly Mammoth they were talking about a few months ago. They should walk before they run.
43 posted on 12/31/2011 11:32:01 PM PST by Kickass Conservative (Liberals, Useful Idiots Voting for Useless Idiots...)
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