[Ed. – And Dems think global warming is an existential threat!]
Don’t we already know how this movie’s going to end?
In a potentially terrifying case of life imitating art, the renowned paleontologist who served as the inspiration for Jurassic Park protagonist Dr. Alan Grant is spearheading genetic research that could engineer dinosaurs back into existence within the next five to 10 years, he says.
While Dr. Jack Horner, who has consulted on all four Jurassic films, initially believed the key to recreating the prehistoric creatures lied in working with ancient DNA strands, further study about DNA degradation over time has since ruled out that possibility.
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Instead, a group of scientists at Harvard and Yale have turned their eye to — wait for it — the modern-day chicken. “Of course, birds are dinosaurs,” Horner told People magazine. “So we just need to fix them so they look a little more like a dinosaur.”
In an attempt to reverse evolution, the team has already made significant strides in mutating chickens back to the very creatures from which they descended. …