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Old May 17 2014, 04:49 PM   #1
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largest dinosaur found

Scientists claim to have found the world's largest dinosaur remains in Argentina, dated to about 95 million years ago:

http://www.independent.co.uk/news/sc...t-9389306.html
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Old May 17 2014, 05:19 PM   #2
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The thing that most bums me out about dinosaurs is that we'll never be able to see them alive. As tall as a 7-story building?! That's massive. That's 3 times the size of my house! I can't even fathom such a creature.
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Old May 17 2014, 05:33 PM   #3
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The Jurassic World guys are probably throwing their tables right now.
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Old May 17 2014, 06:10 PM   #4
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The thing that most bums me out about dinosaurs is that we'll never be able to see them alive. As tall as a 7-story building?! That's massive. That's 3 times the size of my house! I can't even fathom such a creature.
It's probably a good thing they aren't still alive here on Earth with us! We'd wind up being "ants" on the bottom of their feet!
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Old May 17 2014, 06:47 PM   #5
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Wouldn't it be the largest dinosaur with surviving fossils? It is smaller than this baby:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Amphicoelias_fragillimus
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Old May 18 2014, 08:56 PM   #6
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What a monster...
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Old May 19 2014, 12:02 PM   #7
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It's probably a good thing they aren't still alive here on Earth with us! We'd wind up being "ants" on the bottom of their feet!
Even if we could've evolved alongside the dinosaurs, by now, certainly, most of them would've been hunted, or driven into extinction, anyway. Like woolly mammoths. At least the birds are still around and there is more diversity amongst them than there's ever been in all of dinosauria.
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Old May 19 2014, 05:47 PM   #8
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Even if we could've evolved alongside the dinosaurs
What do you mean"if"? That museum in Kentucky shows dinosaurs and humans sharing the same environment. "They couldn't say it if it wasn't true!"
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Old May 19 2014, 10:36 PM   #9
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That museum in Kentucky shows dinosaurs and humans sharing the same environment. "They couldn't say it if it wasn't true!"

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Old May 20 2014, 12:44 PM   #10
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These "discoveries" take a long time to get publicised, I'm noticing. I was told by someone in Paleontology that this is done deliberately, to reignite interest in the subject, when museums are running low on funds. As to what's going on with the Kentucky museum, telling people what they want to hear to make a quick buck off of them is given High Marks in Advertising and Salesmanship ...
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Old May 20 2014, 01:09 PM   #11
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And then after all this time some paleontologist will discover that fossilization enlarges the size of the "preserved" item—like a sponge absorbing water. Wouldn't that be a Homer moment?

D'oh!
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Old May 20 2014, 06:18 PM   #12
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And then after all this time some paleontologist will discover that fossilization enlarges the size of the "preserved" item—like a sponge absorbing water. Wouldn't that be a Homer moment?

D'oh!
But they found complete skeletons that didn't sponge up.
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Old May 20 2014, 06:23 PM   #13
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And then after all this time some paleontologist will discover that fossilization enlarges the size of the "preserved" item—like a sponge absorbing water. Wouldn't that be a Homer moment?

D'oh!
It would seem to me that if anything, they would shrink some, but I am no expert.
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These "discoveries" take a long time to get publicised, I'm noticing. I was told by someone in Paleontology that this is done deliberately, to reignite interest in the subject, when museums are running low on funds. As to what's going on with the Kentucky museum, telling people what they want to hear to make a quick buck off of them is given High Marks in Advertising and Salesmanship ...
Yep, not to mention the time it takes to confirm it all and get the announcement ready. I have an Uncle who's a paleontologist in Philly and he's all too used to it, and he's discovered a lot. It can often take from 1 year to 2 for a discovery to be announced.
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Old May 21 2014, 12:18 PM   #15
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An uncle in Philly? That's cool! The paleontologist I dealt with the most was Jason Poole, Lab Manager at The Academy of Natural Sciences, here - though I've not seen him in ages. Like myself, he too, is a trained artist. Very personable, likeable man. Huge STAR WARS fan. He has a personal site that I'd bookmarked where he talked about his adventures and showcased some of his Dino-Art. He still runs Art Classes on the subject, if I'm not too mistaken ...

http://dino-scribbles.blogspot.com/

A YouTube video of a project he worked on:



G00GLE is celebrating paleontologist Mary Anning's birthday, today:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mary_Anning
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