How To Make a Pet Dinosaur

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Tue, Aug 16th, 2011 20:00 by capnasty NEWS

In this amusig TED Talks video, palaeontologist Jack Horner talks about his childhood obsession with making himself a pet dinosaur.

Besides shattering some of the myths believed about dinosaurs put forth by Jurassic Park, Horner explains that if you "actually had a piece of amber with a blood sucking insect in it, and you drilled into it and you got something out of that insect and you cloned it over and over and over again... you'd have a room full of mosquitoes. And probably a whole bunch of trees."

Horner explains an alternative he's been working on, and it involves reverse-engineering the modern dinosaur: the chicken.

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