Is ‘Jurassic Park’ Coming True?
Recently, scientists at Harvard University said they may be able to recreate dinosaurs by manipulating chicken DNA. Well, that's just great. Haven't most of us seen this movie already? I don't think it had a happy ending. Apparently, the technology to accomplish this is approximately five to 10 years away.
Esteemed paleontologist Jack Horner, who consulted on all of the films in the "Jurassic Park" franchise(and actually inspired the character of Dr. Alan Grant played by Sam Neill), recently told People magazine, "Of course, birds are dinosaurs. So we just need to fix them to make them look more like dinosaurs."
Again, I can't help but wonder if this is such a great idea. Color me reactionary(and I know that movies are movies), but I don't see anything good coming from this. You can find out more on the strange study by clicking here.
So evidently the day will come when we can walk into a restaurant and order Veal of Velociraptor, Tyrannosaurus Tartare or Pterodactyl Nuggets. Heck, just go all out and bring the family to the Stegosaurus Smorgasbord. I, for one, am in no hurry for that day to get here. To paraphrase Jeff Goldblum's character Ian Malcom in "Jurassic Park": "Your scientists were so preoccupied with whether or not they could, that they didn't stop to think if they SHOULD". I guess only time will tell.