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T. Rex was a big chicken

So says science:

Molecular analysis, or genetic sequencing, of a 68-million-year-old Tyrannosaurus rex protein from the dinosaur’s femur discovered in 2003 by paleontologist John Horner of the Museum of the Rockies confirms that T. rex shares a common ancestry with chickens, ostriches, and to a lesser extent, alligators.

The article goes on to describe how the analysis was conducted on a sample of collagen extracted from the femur.

Of course, the author ignores the problem of what mysterious process preserved that soft tissue for 68 million years, which is about… oh, roughly 67-and-a-half million years longer than science says is possible.

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