When I first read the headline, I thought it was from a satire website. And while BBC’s position as a mainstream news source doesn’t make it seem any less comical sometimes for all the propaganda it pushes, the headline wasn’t fake.
The story starts out by talking about the demise of the dinosaurs and their similarity to birds. Then —
By doing so, they have managed to create a chicken embryo with a dinosaur-like snout and palate, similar to that of small feathered dinosaurs like Velociraptor…
To make this genetic tweak, Bhullar and his colleagues isolated the proteins that would have gone on to develop beaks. Then they suppressed them using tiny beads coated with an inhibiting substance.
When their skeletons started to develop inside the eggs, these animals had short, rounded bones instead of elongated, fused beaks that bird skeletons have.
“By affecting this early protein you are actually altering gene expression,” added Bhullar.
It’s like none of these people have ever seen the movie Jurassic Park.
Just last month, scientists were taking DNA samples from a Woolly Mammoth leg for a cloning project.
Hey, doesn’t everybody want something?
Gee, there are lots of things I think would be neat. For example, it might be pretty cool to see a rainbow pegasus or have a conversation with John Lennon even if he was a clone, but if I could… if I had all the genetic pieces to make science fiction a science reality… does that necessarily mean I should?
With Godlike power comes Godlike responsibility. “As it was in the days of Noah,” my mom would say.
“I don’t think you’re giving us our due credit. Our scientists have done things which nobody’s ever done before…”
“Yeah, yeah, but your scientists were so preoccupied with whether or not they could that they didn’t stop to think if they should.”
But now they are. Sure, the velociraptor-faced-chick-making scientists claim they have no plans to go ahead and hatch these chicks… for now…
And the BBC quoted Bhullar as saying his creations would’ve survived “just fine.”
Oh, and as my Facebook friend Daniel LeBlanc said, “If this is what the scientists are willing to admit publicly, imagine the menagerie of terrors they’re creating in secret.”
So next time you hear a news story about ravenous packs of predatory, mutant chicken velociraptor hybrids roaming the countryside in death squads, or an escaped Woolly Mammoth was spotted running down Main Street in your town, just realize it actually isn’t your imagination or a bad sci-fi film but real life courtesy of scientists who either have never watched Jurassic Park or simply can’t appreciate irony.
Melissa Dykes (formerly Melton) is a co-founder of TruthstreamMedia.com, where this article first appeared. She is an experienced researcher, graphic artist and investigative journalist with a passion for liberty and a dedication to truth. Her aim is to expose the New World Order for what it is — a prison for the human soul from which we must break free.