I recently thought of this concept while studying genetic engineering.
now we all know that it is impossible to make two creatures...eg a monkey and a parrot produce offspring (the old fashioned way) as there dna is
incompatible. However more recently scientists have been combining human dna in mice fetus brains, placing spider's "web" genes in sheep so that
their milk contains the chemicals o humans can produce this webbing in large quantities.
Now it is only a matter of time before they start "mixing" more of animals with each other. (firstly you must not think of this as a bad thing,
especially in th context i will be addressing below)
think of this. Pre-school children given their first science project; the ability to create their perfect pet. we all know how wild childrens
imaginations can be. imagine children given the opportunity to create a "pokemon" type animal, totally unique and theirs to own.
perhaps a lizard-skinned cat that shoots spider's web? OK maybe a little too freaky for a child (this would work better for a teenager - any
teenagers here think that would be cool?
ok how about something as simple as a bright pink hamster???
or a dog with goat horns???
or a snake....COMPLETELY VOID OF POISON OR BITING TEETH!!! etc.....but that has fluffy cats fur (i mean the long cat fur) that looks like doogle from
'the magic roundabout' for example
I think it would be a rewarding experience for a child....to have created there own, unique life, watch it grow into the creature they created as a
child, a memory of the past.
(perhaps which could then be catalogued for marketing at adults?)
Your thoughts??? this is not as far off an idea as you may think...
remember there are thousands of animals, foxes, owls, bears, lions, guinea pigs, bats. any dream pets for you guys??? i want to see what you can come
[edit on 30-4-2005 by Shadow88]