Hopefully this won't end up like my other thread lol. I want to discuss some ideas on Dinosaurs. Similar to the "Aliens built the Pyramids thread" I watched a special on Discovery channel called Dinosaurs return to life? And do not worry most of the information is fact. Here's a short discription of the special (Main link: Sci-Fi Storm | Dinosaurs: Return to Life? on Discovery Channel February 17th 9 pm EST) "Ever since Jurassic Park, we?ve dreamed of recreating dinosaurs. But the science behind this fantasy seemed impossible -- until now. Remarkable genetic advances are revealing that the DNA of dinosaurs and birds are extremely similar. And scientists are uncovering ancient dinosaur traits in birds? DNA like teeth and long dinosaur tails. Advances in genetic engineering are moving so fast that famed paleontologist Jack Horner believes within our lifetime it will be possible to retro-engineer a dinosaur-like creature from a bird. In Dinosaurs: Return to Life, learn why the dream of recreating the dinosaurs is coming closer to reality..." Special on Youtube YouTube - Dinosaur to bird evolution 1of5 Not by cloning exactly but by Retro-Engineering. You see birds are the closest living relatives of dinosaurs today, you could even say they are living dinosaurs. For example An Ostrich A Struthiomimus (Struthio meaning Ostrich in latin, Mimus meaning mimic) I can't remember exactly how they did it but hat they did in the special was mutate the gene of an embryo chicken so it would grow teeth. Genes are like switches, when turned on they do whatevr that gene was. Birds have genes that enable them to grow tails, scales, increase size, etc. so if we activate these genes we could truley make a living dinosaur. They did it with two embryos, one for growing teeth (Which it did) the other for growing a tail. What is also interesting is when the embryo of a bird is forming into a fetus it has a tail, but over time the tail disappears. They modifyed the gene to keep that tail. I think we could be able to make our own Jurassic Park. Lets just hope Dr. Malcom doesn't get involved with his Chaos Theory crap LOL Other topics I'd like to discuss: -Dinosaur Extinction -How Dinosaurs evolved over time and how there's quite a variety of species from small to large carnivores and herbivores.