So… birds are dinosaurs, right? They’ve evolved out the tails and the teeth and whatnot, but they’re still dinosaurs. Which means that, somewhere, they have the traces of a dinosaur’s genetic code.
So what if, with a little genetic engineering, you could coax, say, a chicken to start re-exhibiting some of these traits? Kinda like how humans sometimes get born with tails, a la our ancestors, except induced artificially. So you give a chicken teeth,1 and a tail, and play around with its shoulders and arms a little and…
What have you got, exactly? It wouldn’t be a dinosaur, not exactly. But it would be really freakin awesome.
- For the record, chickens occasionally do get a mutation that sees them grow teeth. And the teeth they grow? Look like those of an alligator. Sleep well! [↩]