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23 Post author: Konkvistador 18 August 2012 03:17PM

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Comment author: V_V 22 August 2012 09:37:37AM 0 points [-]

If you bolt a jet engine and a pair of glider wings onto the skeleton of a pig, the animal will fly.

If you load a pig in the cargo hold of a Boeing 747, the animal will fly, but I meant biologically flying pigs.

While I can't prove they are physically impossible, I don't assign a significant probability to the claim that they will be eventually created.

Comment author: Dolores1984 22 August 2012 05:04:21PM -1 points [-]

I think that's unreasonably pessimistic without an upper bound on time limit. In any case, there's substantially less interest in an art project like that than there is in, say, bringing people back from the dead.

Comment author: V_V 22 August 2012 06:51:07PM -1 points [-]

The claim I was considering is flying pigs being technologically possible at some time in the future, not they being actually made (which is less likely).