View Full Version : OMG!! Real-Life Assassin's Creed link!!

02-24-2008, 01:24 PM
Ok, so I'm watching Discovery channel right now, and they are talking about how they can retro-engineer birds into what their dinosaur ancestors used to be by using Genetic memories!! They say that birds' genes contain genetic memory that contain unused information passed onto them from their evolutionary ancestors. By tweaking with this unused code they can mutate the animal into what the ancestor used to be. This is really interesting.

I'm going to do some more research on this.


Well, the program is called "Dinosaurs: Return to Life" and it focus on genetic similarities between birds and dinosaurs. It talks about the use of genetic memories and genetic mutation.

02-24-2008, 02:30 PM
OH OH I hope I turn into a bird soon so I can do that!

02-24-2008, 03:21 PM
And when will this happen? http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/354.gif

EDIT: Zmey, we have the exact same post count right now... http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_eek.gif Conspiracy!

02-24-2008, 04:31 PM
Well, when I was watching the program, they showed how they already managed to mutate chicken embyros to grow retilian tails and such. They aren't that far into the science, but I still think it is amazing.

And when they mentioned "Genetic Memories" I was like zomg!!! to the computer!!!!

02-24-2008, 04:48 PM
Tails ey? Chickens with tails... http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-indifferent.gif
And the purpose of creating a chicken with a tail is?
Probably so McDonalds can make their long awaited McTailChicken. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-mad.gif

BTW this kinda makes me think of Jurassic Park. What would happen if these "Chickens with tails" would flee and then bring chaos to the streets of New York?

EDIT #2:
And it is cool that the storyline of AC is driven by something that is actually happening right now and not just plain fiction.

EDIT #3:
In EDIT #2 I am talking about the genetic memory being used in the animus.

02-24-2008, 05:47 PM
lmao, ok, that's a lot of edits.

Well, the purpose of the tail is that by activating the genetic memories is that they can mutate the genes so that they produce a reptilian tail, just like a dinosaur.

Funny thing, they kept on mentioning Jurassic Park, but how a resonance cascade scenario like that could not really happen because as of now, they are nowhere near making a mutant close enough to a dinosaur that would be able to cause any damage (i.e. oh noes!! it's a meat eating chicken, runs aways!!!)

02-24-2008, 05:54 PM
This can only bring harm, I will quote myself:

Originally posted by webswinger93:
Probably so McDonalds can make their long awaited McTailChicken. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-mad.gif

Conspiracy!! http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/59.gif

02-24-2008, 07:04 PM

there are some things that should not be meddled in, and genetically engineering Lizard-Chickens is right at the top of the list...

02-24-2008, 07:46 PM
They don't know any different, so it's not harming anybody. Normally I'd be against this sort of thing, because unethical treatment of animals is pretty wrong, but this is different.