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... remind them that chickens are proud and majestic, brutal hunters, descended from Dinosaurs.

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Perfectly sums up me in a cruiser fighting battleships:

 

 

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Dr_Venture. The dog is obviously trying to play with critters that do not play. Guess that's about right, BBs don't like to play either.

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27 minutes ago, Lert said:

... remind them that chickens are proud and majestic, brutal hunters, descended from Dinosaurs.

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or its hungrier than the cat

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About a decade ago they discovered soft tissue inside the fossilized leg of a T-Rex. There were blood vessels, blood cells, Colligan, etc. When comparing the Colligan to modern animals they found it was most similar to chickens. 

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5 minutes ago, Belthorian said:

About a decade ago they discovered soft tissue inside the fossilized leg of a T-Rex. There were blood vessels, blood cells, Colligan, etc. When comparing the Colligan to modern animals they found it was most similar to chickens. 

That didn't surprise me in the least when I heard about it. I mean, various Raptor species with actual feathers, the skeletal similarities between the big meat eaters, the small ones and modern birds ...

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5 minutes ago, Belthorian said:

About a decade ago they discovered soft tissue inside the fossilized leg of a T-Rex. There were blood vessels, blood cells, Colligan, etc. When comparing the Colligan to modern animals they found it was most similar to chickens. 

No DNA though, that only lasts for 1.5 million years, although I could see fossilized soft structures, like blood vessels, but I am suspicious of blood cells.

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That didn't surprise me in the least when I heard about it. I mean, various Raptor species with actual feathers, the skeletal similarities between the big meat eaters, the small ones and modern birds ...

Have you seen where some scientists are manipulating the chickens DNA to create a modern dinosaur? They are manipulating the genes to make it have a tail. Pretty scary when you think about it. It reminds me of all those classic movies about the mad scientists lol.

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3 minutes ago, Lert said:

That didn't surprise me in the least when I heard about it. I mean, various Raptor species with actual feathers, the skeletal similarities between the big meat eaters, the small ones and modern birds ...

Do you suppose that this is why the T-Tex in Jurassic Park was so PO’d, because we have been chowing down on its ancestors?! :Smile_hiding:

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2 minutes ago, GabeTheDespot said:

No DNA though, that only lasts for 1.5 million years, although I could see fossilized soft structures, like blood vessels, but I am suspicious of blood cells.

Nope, it was perfectly preserved SOFT TISSUE, they were able to recover fragments of the T-Rex's DNA. It was totally by accident as well. They were closing up the dig site for the winter. They wanted to get parts back to the lab. The leg bone would not fit in the chopper so they cut it in half. When they got back and examined the leg they discovered perfectly preserved soft tissue.

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2 minutes ago, Belthorian said:

Have you seen where some scientists are manipulating the chickens DNA to create a modern dinosaur? They are manipulating the genes to make it have a tail.

Yeah, but, chicken + tail =/= Dinosaur. It's just a chicken with a tail.

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Ever been flogged and nailed with a MAD roosters spurs?  I have. As a kid on the farm.  Not a fun experience.

"Farm living is the life for me!" But that was years ago. 

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1 minute ago, Nhi_Vanye said:

Do you suppose that this is why the T-Tex in Jurassic Park was so PO’d, because we have been chowing down on its ancestors?! :Smile_hiding:

No, he was PO'd because that was the way he was written in the script.

Also, the T-rex is the chicken's ancestor, the chickens are its descendants. Ancestor -> descendant.

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Just now, Lert said:

Yeah, but, chicken + tail =/= Dinosaur. It's just a chicken with a tail.

roflmao, they are working on other things like the teeth, the scientist claims all the genetic information to create a living dinosaur is encoded into the chickens DNA. 

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Just now, Belthorian said:

roflmao, they are working on other things like the teeth, the scientist claims all the genetic information to create a living dinosaur is encoded into the chickens DNA. 

Meh, similar issue stands. It's like if you used WWII era technology, tools and machines to build a Tiger tank, according to the original schematics. You'd still only end up with a replica, albeit a very accurate one.

Personally I believe that they're doing all that fudging with chicken DNA to proof-of-concept various theories and technologies, rather than "Lets make a dinosaur, wheeee!"

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1 minute ago, Lert said:

No, it was PO'd because that was the way he was written in the script.

It is funny how our depiction of dinosaurs has changed as our knowledge increases. When I was a kid T-Rex was displayed standing fully upright, dragging its tail. In movies they were always shown as fat, slow creatures, nothing like what we believe them to be like today.

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Just now, Belthorian said:

It is funny how our depiction of dinosaurs has changed as our knowledge increases. When I was a kid T-Rex was displayed standing fully upright, dragging its tail. In movies they were always shown as fat, slow creatures, nothing like what we believe them to be like today.

Chicago museum has a beauty of a T-Rex. 

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2 minutes ago, Belthorian said:

It is funny how our depiction of dinosaurs has changed as our knowledge increases. When I was a kid T-Rex was displayed standing fully upright, dragging its tail. In movies they were always shown as fat, slow creatures, nothing like what we believe them to be like today.

IKR? All the books I read when I was young are now totally outdated and wrong.

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1 minute ago, Lert said:

Meh, similar issue stands. It's like if you used WWII era technology, tools and machines to build a Tiger tank, according to the original schematics. You'd still only end up with a replica, albeit a very accurate one.

Personally I believe that they're doing all that fudging with chicken DNA to proof-of-concept various theories and technologies, rather than "Lets make a dinosaur, wheeee!"

An interesting philosophical debate, if you built a Tiger with the same materials, tools, and techniques......would it be a replica or would it be a Tiger tank. Personally, I think it would be a Tiger tank. For me, a replica would be a machine that LOOKS like a Tiger Tank but is not built the same way, like using a modern engine and electronics.

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2 minutes ago, dmckay said:

Chicago museum has a beauty of a T-Rex. 

Isn't it Sue that is on display......yes I am a dinosaur geek.

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So I'ved been feasting on fired, baked, BBQ'd and rotiseried  Dino all this time?  Cool!

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