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Old 05-26-2015, 07:01 PM
 
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I see dinosaurs all the time. Here's a pic of a yummy one:
Apparently an effort is underway to develop a chickosaurus, or dino-chicken. I wonder if they'd taste like lizard?
Researchers Say They're Getting Closer to Creating a Dino-Chicken - NBC News
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Old 05-26-2015, 09:53 PM
 
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Old news. This has been discussed for years. Interestingly the science behind it shows how animals can "evolve" significantly over short periods of time.

How to Build a Dinosaur: The New Science of Reverse Evolution: Jack Horner, James Gorman: 9780452296015: Amazon.com: Books

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Apparently an effort is underway to develop a chickosaurus, or dino-chicken. I wonder if they'd taste like lizard?
Researchers Say They're Getting Closer to Creating a Dino-Chicken - NBC News
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Old 05-26-2015, 10:45 PM
 
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Yup. I have three and I too see dinosaur. Ostriches and emus even more so (which I don't have). I find it quite fascinating.

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Old 05-26-2015, 11:12 PM
 
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Old news. This has been discussed for years. Interestingly the science behind it shows how animals can "evolve" significantly over short periods of time.
True, it's been discussed for quite some time, but the instance I cited apparently did some actual genetic tweaking and came up with something that resembled a dino snout on an embryonic chick. As far as I know, it's the first time that's been done. They claim to be about 50% there. I don't think the chick hatched out though.

A chickosaur is a far cry from the huge beasts claimed to have been seen in Africa. It's possible some sort of bird-like lizard could possibly exist in the dense swampy forest growth, but I'd agree with others that a large dino is very unlikely. If it's more than just legendary tales by the locals, it might have been a large snake.
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Old 05-27-2015, 06:02 AM
 
Location: Maine
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Apparently an effort is underway to develop a chickosaurus, or dino-chicken. I wonder if they'd taste like lizard?
Researchers Say They're Getting Closer to Creating a Dino-Chicken - NBC News
Actually, lizard tastes a lot like chicken. We should have made the connection long before the paleontologists.
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Old 05-27-2015, 07:44 PM
 
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I believe that's what's discussed in the book - it's been several years since I read it, so I'm not sure, but that sounds like it. I've also read an earlier book by the author in which he pushed some theories that have since been "forgotten". Basically everything about this field is an uncertainty. The few people involved in it know that almost all of what they now understand will be within the course of decades be fundamentally challenged or debunked, and replaced by new sets of theories that in turn will be eventually significantly modified. That's fine, given the nature of what they are researching, one should not expect that they can know anything near to the whole truth. But unfortunately what happens is that these people write books that present conjecture and theory and "fact" and these books in turn influence public opinion and further lead to TV shows and childrens "learning material" being produced that essentially presents lies as the truth.

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True, it's been discussed for quite some time, but the instance I cited apparently did some actual genetic tweaking and came up with something that resembled a dino snout on an embryonic chick. As far as I know, it's the first time that's been done. They claim to be about 50% there. I don't think the chick hatched out though.

A chickosaur is a far cry from the huge beasts claimed to have been seen in Africa. It's possible some sort of bird-like lizard could possibly exist in the dense swampy forest growth, but I'd agree with others that a large dino is very unlikely. If it's more than just legendary tales by the locals, it might have been a large snake.
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Old 05-27-2015, 09:15 PM
 
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Whatever it was, in the story I read, the natives supposedly ate it.
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Old 05-28-2015, 02:06 AM
 
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Whatever it was, in the story I read, the natives supposedly ate it.
As I recall, they were said to have died from eating it. I believe what you are referring to is Mokele M'bembe, the reports coming from Lake Tele and it's environs in the Congo. There has been no substantiation of these reports.
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Old 05-28-2015, 10:32 AM
 
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As I recall, they were said to have died from eating it. I believe what you are referring to is Mokele M'bembe, the reports coming from Lake Tele and it's environs in the Congo. There has been no substantiation of these reports.
No substantiation of gods either, but some people are convinced.
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Old 05-28-2015, 11:47 AM
 
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No substantiation of gods either, but some people are convinced.
And peoples' religious beliefs are relevant to this topc because ...?
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