Wednesday, September 24, 2008

science channel

I'm such a science channel geek. The other night for instance, I watched for three hours as they convinced me that birds are the direct descendants of dinosaurs. Now as insane as that might sound at first, let me continue.

They showed how an ostrich with a few geno tweaks can be born a Raptor. Yep, a raptor. They have the same body type and can even be given green scaly legs. Interesting.

They also showed how with a few teeny tiny little geno changes a chicken have have a long dino tail and and large teeth. Oh and they too can have scaly legs. Don't know how that will changes the taste of wild wings but interesting all the same. So, I guess when you say "Hmm tastes like chicken." That can then be said for chicken, snakes and dinosaurs too I suppose.

2 comments:

Indigo said...

Indigo Incarnates

Ya know... one of the reasons that I don't have cable TV is that I can't get JUST the channels I want. If I could get a science channel, Sci=fi, History, and BBC, that would be the only channels I'd want. But then, the cable company wants $100/month to get the useless "packages" that have those four cnannels that I'd watch.

Jodie said...

I've had to watch so many of those dinosaur shows. I liked Walking with Dinosaurs a lot but I feel like I've learned as much about dinosaurs as I'll ever need to. Not that I retained much of the information...