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2012-04-04 02:00:35 PM  
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2012-04-04 02:17:14 PM  
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2012-04-04 03:07:50 PM  
Dear Science,

We know enough about dinosaurs. Please stop digging. We don't want to know, dammit. DINOSAURS DON'T HAVE FEATHERS. You hear me science? No feathers. Now shut your blaspheming mouth and go cure cancer.

Sincerely,
Theodore Q. Loaf
 
2012-04-04 03:43:15 PM  
It can still rip a lawyer in half on the toilet thought, right? It's not some pansy dinosaur?
 
2012-04-04 03:44:11 PM  
Does this mean Jesus flew a triceratops?
 
2012-04-04 03:48:15 PM  
they had patches of feathers on some parts of their bodies

Up until the late 70's, at least.
 
2012-04-04 03:50:28 PM  
OMG Dinosaur scoffs at your discovery and celebrates at Vegas.

i1207.photobucket.com

(Courtesy of Tziva)
 
2012-04-04 03:52:13 PM  
Quetzalcoatl frowns upon your shenanigans
 
2012-04-04 03:57:24 PM  

Because People in power are Stupid: [img.photobucket.com image 640x452]


Sweet. I nearly choked on my cough drop thanks to that picture.
 
2012-04-04 04:02:51 PM  
Don't worry people. Jurassic Park is still valid since that thing they have in the park eating lawyer isn't T-Rex but some hybrid between frog and T-Rex.
 
2012-04-04 04:02:59 PM  

The Loaf: We know enough about dinosaurs. Please stop digging. We don't want to know, dammit. DINOSAURS DON'T HAVE FEATHERS. You hear me science? No feathers. Now shut your blaspheming mouth and go cure cancer.


I bet you still believe in brontosauruses, don't you?
 
2012-04-04 04:03:50 PM  
Personally, I would think that a zombie feathered tyrannosaur would be even MORE surprising.
 
2012-04-04 04:22:15 PM  

The Loaf: Dear Science,

We know enough about dinosaurs. Please stop digging. We don't want to know, dammit. DINOSAURS DON'T HAVE FEATHERS. You hear me science? No feathers. Now shut your blaspheming mouth and go cure cancer.

Sincerely,
Theodore Q. Loaf


Why do you have a problem with feathers, exactly?

And, by the way, only the therapod branch of the tree appears to have had feathers, the sauropods are commonly still thought to have been scaled and the Ornithiscia (no idea if I spelled that right, I haven't been eight in a while) branch relied on armor plates and likely thick hide.

If you really liked dinosaurs that much, you'd have kept up enough to know this :-P
 
2012-04-04 04:31:07 PM  

Because People in power are Stupid: [img.photobucket.com image 640x452]


Sergal thread?

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2012-04-04 04:32:50 PM  

Jim_Callahan: The Loaf: Dear Science,

We know enough about dinosaurs. Please stop digging. We don't want to know, dammit. DINOSAURS DON'T HAVE FEATHERS. You hear me science? No feathers. Now shut your blaspheming mouth and go cure cancer.

Sincerely,
Theodore Q. Loaf

Why do you have a problem with feathers, exactly?

And, by the way, only the therapod branch of the tree appears to have had feathers, the sauropods are commonly still thought to have been scaled and the Ornithiscia (no idea if I spelled that right, I haven't been eight in a while) branch relied on armor plates and likely thick hide.

If you really liked dinosaurs that much, you'd have kept up enough to know this :-P


The Loaf's favourite will always be Dino so fark science.

images.wikia.com
 
2012-04-04 04:37:24 PM  

albuquerquehalsey: Because People in power are Stupid: [img.photobucket.com image 640x452]

Sergal thread?

[sofurryfiles.com image 250x250]


I, errrr, wtf?
 
2012-04-04 04:43:35 PM  

The Loaf: Dear Science,

We know enough about dinosaurs. Please stop digging. We don't want to know, dammit. DINOSAURS DON'T HAVE FEATHERS. You hear me science? No feathers. Now shut your blaspheming mouth and go cure cancer.

Sincerely,
Theodore Q. Loaf


It's okay. They're just testing your faith.
 
2012-04-04 04:45:37 PM  

The Loaf: Dear Science,

We know enough about dinosaurs. Please stop digging. We don't want to know, dammit. DINOSAURS DON'T HAVE FEATHERS. You hear me science? No feathers. Now shut your blaspheming mouth and go cure cancer.

Sincerely,
Theodore Q. Loaf


Pfft. Yes they do. Birds are just fluffy dinosaurs that lost their teeth.
 
2012-04-04 04:49:45 PM  

gulogulo: Pfft. Yes they do. Birds are just fluffy dinosaurs that lost their teeth.


Which is why they became, for the most part, boring.
 
2012-04-04 05:07:01 PM  

dallylamma: Jim_Callahan: The Loaf: Dear Science,

We know enough about dinosaurs. Please stop digging. We don't want to know, dammit. DINOSAURS DON'T HAVE FEATHERS. You hear me science? No feathers. Now shut your blaspheming mouth and go cure cancer.

Sincerely,
Theodore Q. Loaf

Why do you have a problem with feathers, exactly?

And, by the way, only the therapod branch of the tree appears to have had feathers, the sauropods are commonly still thought to have been scaled and the Ornithiscia (no idea if I spelled that right, I haven't been eight in a while) branch relied on armor plates and likely thick hide.

If you really liked dinosaurs that much, you'd have kept up enough to know this :-P

The Loaf's favourite will always be Dino so fark science.

[images.wikia.com image 297x505]


Maybe this is more his style

timenerdworld.files.wordpress.com

After all, he's a friend and a whole lot more.
 
i^2
2012-04-04 05:27:45 PM  

theorellior: I bet you still believe in brontosauruses, don't you?


My two year old son has a BRONTOSAURUS T-shirt recently purchased for him by his grandparents. I'm choosing to believe it's ironic, because my son seems not to properly appreciate my rant about Apatosaurus.
 
2012-04-04 05:30:43 PM  

theorellior: The Loaf: We know enough about dinosaurs. Please stop digging. We don't want to know, dammit. DINOSAURS DON'T HAVE FEATHERS. You hear me science? No feathers. Now shut your blaspheming mouth and go cure cancer.

I bet you still believe in brontosauruses, don't you?


I, for one, still firmly believe that Brontosaurus is the better name. Farking scientific naming rules.
 
2012-04-04 05:43:22 PM  
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Hoatzin chicks have "claws" on their wings where their wrists are for climbing. Just saying. Could be convergent evolution, I suppose.
 
2012-04-04 05:57:10 PM  
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2012-04-04 06:02:32 PM  
Holy shiat...IT'S THE GODDAMN CROCO-DUCK!
 
2012-04-04 06:20:32 PM  
I was having trouble understanding how big it was until they told me that it weighs three times more than a moose. That's a unit of measurement I can relate to.
 
2012-04-04 06:27:38 PM  

Arty Fresno: I was having trouble understanding how big it was until they told me that it weighs three times more than a moose. That's a unit of measurement I can relate to.



don't get me started on møøses
 
2012-04-04 06:29:32 PM  

TsarTom: Holy shiat...IT'S THE GODDAMN CROCO-DUCK!


You mad genius, someone get this to Kirk Cameron STAT!
 
2012-04-04 06:31:42 PM  

Zafler: gulogulo: Pfft. Yes they do. Birds are just fluffy dinosaurs that lost their teeth.

Which is why they became, for the most part, boring.


Ted said that to this cassowary. He was shredded so fine the people that came upon his remains thought someone had dropped their bacon.
 
2012-04-04 06:33:01 PM  

ciderczar: Zafler: gulogulo: Pfft. Yes they do. Birds are just fluffy dinosaurs that lost their teeth.

Which is why they became, for the most part, boring.

Ted said that to this cassowary. He was shredded so fine the people that came upon his remains thought someone had dropped their bacon.


...............................TO THIS CASSOWARY...............

www.amazingaustralia.com.au
 
2012-04-04 06:51:34 PM  

i^2: theorellior: I bet you still believe in brontosauruses, don't you?

My two year old son has a BRONTOSAURUS T-shirt recently purchased for him by his grandparents. I'm choosing to believe it's ironic, because my son seems not to properly appreciate my rant about Apatosaurus.


Well......

Technically, even though Brontosaurus was sunk into Apatosaurus, they're still different species. There may or may not be work going ahead that would split the genera again, reviving Brontosaurus. The differences between the species are pretty big, moreso than between the 4 species of Camarasaurus.
 
2012-04-04 06:53:53 PM  
I was lucky enough to see a wild cassowary when I was travelling around Oz - first thing I said was: "holy shiat, it moves like a dinosaur!" Any time I've had to describe a cassowary to someone, I'll tell them that it is essentially a dinosaur.

/csb
 
2012-04-04 07:04:34 PM  
I love how people immediately freak out and cry that "FEATHERS MAKES THEM PUSSIES OMG!!".

You ever watched eagles? Or hawks? You know how ostriches and emus and cassowaries can break spines and disembowel with a single kick? Feathers =/= automatic pussy. And we're still talking about a 45-foot 8-ton beast with banana-sized teeth that can puncture bone in the strongest jaw known to ever exist. While you're standing there crying about how he doesn't look cool anymore, T. rex is biting you clean in half before walking off to murder a Triceratops because he can.
 
2012-04-04 07:20:28 PM  

Zafler: albuquerquehalsey: Because People in power are Stupid: [img.photobucket.com image 640x452]

Sergal thread?

[sofurryfiles.com image 250x250]

I, errrr, wtf?


They're a species thought up by an artist/writer in Japan who goes by the tag Tracy Mick. They're sentient bipedal mammals evolved from a desert-dwelling predator species that possess physical traits similar to dinos and sharks in certain aspects(mostly the head shape on that last one).
 
2012-04-04 07:37:30 PM  

I Have The Touch of a Shocked Monkey: OMG Dinosaur scoffs at your discovery and celebrates at Vegas.

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(Courtesy of Tziva)


HAHAHAHAH, YES!

Glad to see that OMGOMGOMG Dinosaur made it here!


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(All credit goes to Tziva for the creation of OMGOMGOMG Dinosaur.)
 
2012-04-04 07:39:56 PM  
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Makes me want some buffalo t-rex arms.
 
2012-04-04 08:12:19 PM  
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2012-04-04 08:14:06 PM  
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feathers are not, in and of themselves, feminine. Look how tough a bald eagle is, for instance. To me, flat-out scales imply an animal devoid of emotion or much intelligence.
 
2012-04-04 09:02:16 PM  

Dinodork: Technically, even though Brontosaurus was sunk into Apatosaurus, they're still different species. There may or may not be work going ahead that would split the genera again, reviving Brontosaurus. The differences between the species are pretty big, moreso than between the 4 species of Camarasaurus.


Brontosaurus might come back! Woo-hoo!

I heart Dinodork!
 
2012-04-04 09:03:30 PM  
Hipstersaurus definitely saw this coming:
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2012-04-04 09:50:58 PM  

The Loaf: Dear Science,

We know enough about dinosaurs. Please stop digging. We don't want to know, dammit. DINOSAURS DON'T HAVE FEATHERS. You hear me science? No feathers. Now shut your blaspheming mouth and go cure cancer.

Sincerely,
Theodore Q. Loaf


Dear Mr. Loaf:

Sorry, but the fossils and feathers don't lie. Hell, we even know that Microraptor had colour similar to that of a grackle and some troodontids had feather colourations not unlike some of the larger woodpeckers.

Also, dinosaurs never quite went extinct--we found out this little bit of awesome in the past twenty years or so. Give us a few years and we'll be working on genetically engineering your very own house dromie-alikes with proper tails and teeth--fortunately we have a living population to work with in descendants of the Deinonychosauria.

Love,
Science.

PS: Those sparrows and cardinals and robins in your front yard, not to mention the chicken that nobly gave its life for that KFC Double Down? DINOSAURIAN BATS, to a one.
 
2012-04-04 10:04:19 PM  

Jim_Callahan: The Loaf: Dear Science,

We know enough about dinosaurs. Please stop digging. We don't want to know, dammit. DINOSAURS DON'T HAVE FEATHERS. You hear me science? No feathers. Now shut your blaspheming mouth and go cure cancer.

Sincerely,
Theodore Q. Loaf

Why do you have a problem with feathers, exactly?

And, by the way, only the therapod branch of the tree appears to have had feathers, the sauropods are commonly still thought to have been scaled and the Ornithiscia (no idea if I spelled that right, I haven't been eight in a while) branch relied on armor plates and likely thick hide.

If you really liked dinosaurs that much, you'd have kept up enough to know this :-P


Well, there's still some argument re ceratosaurs--the bigger ones were scaly gits, but there IS some debate whether the "quills" on some psittacosaurs are actual dinofuzz or some OTHER sort of structure that evolved independently from theropodian dinofuzz.

(We do know that theropodian dinofuzz IS true feather structure, and at least in the later non-avian theropods it's similar enough to modern feather structures that the actual colouration of three species of deinonychosaurs have been discovered thanks to preserved melanosomes (Archaeopteryx (more and more recognised as a flying dromaeosaur) is known to have had black wing colouration, its close cousin Microraptor (which is damned cute!) is now known to have blue-black iridescent feathers--not unlike the colouration of grackle feathers or the blue-black iridescent colours of some cowbirds--and the troodont Anchiornis almost looks like a mockingbird had an affair with a woodpecker in its colouration. And yes, I think this is TOTALLY FRIGGIN' AWESOME that we're now finding feathered paravians that are preserved enough to know what their actual feather colouration was. :D Makes me wish even more that an actual Velociraptor with full set of volant feathers could be found...we know the thing had wing feathers thanks to ligament nubs on the forearms/wings, but I'm not sure it ranged all the way to Liaoning where all the nifty is being found.)
 
2012-04-04 10:14:30 PM  

Zafler: gulogulo: Pfft. Yes they do. Birds are just fluffy dinosaurs that lost their teeth.

Which is why they became, for the most part, boring.


Well, fortunately for you...it's recently been found that the main reason birds don't have teeth all that often is because the gene coding for teeth production is merely disabled--there HAVE been successful efforts in the lab (by developmental embryologists and genetics researchers) where embryonic chickens DID have that gene turned functional again and DID grow teeth that were similar to those in archosaurs that have pointy things in their mouths.

And note I said "not all that often"--there's a phrase "Rarer than hen's teeth". On occasion, that deactivated gene manages to reactivate--and there ARE rare cases where chickens DO have one or two (small) atavistic teeth. The general family in which chickens and waterfowl are classified are generally recognised as some of the more basal of Neornithes.

To make things even more confusing and Scanners-headsplody-inducing to the "GODDAMNIT BIRDS AREN'T DINOSAURS AND DINOSAURS AREN'T FUZZY!" crowd--pretty much right up to the K-T boundary, there were actually two lineages of fairly modern (as in "would be recognised by Joe American as a friggin' bird) birds with teeth--it's only the two lineages that survived the K-T boundary extinction that ended up toothless, and fairly close to the K-T boundary at that. (At least one of these, Ichthyornis, could well have passed for a toothy gull, whilst Hesperornis could have passed for a toothy loon.)
 
2012-04-04 10:50:51 PM  
I see we have a headline of the year candidate.

+1
 
2012-04-04 11:22:55 PM  

Great Porn Dragon: (At least one of these, Ichthyornis, could well have passed for a toothy gull, whilst Hesperornis could have passed for a toothy loon.)


Careful, the hesperonithines were sorta superficially loon-like, except way huger (I have a Parahesperornis pelvis that's on the small size, with the ilia about 8 inches long) however there is that whole "near complete lack of arms" issue.

Ichthyornis I agree. I built casts of that bird that are now in South Korea, Alabama, and the National History Museum in Paris. But did they make it to the K-Pg boundary? We find them in Kansas, but the rocks I normally find their bits in are in the 85-83 million year old range, nearly 20 million years before the end of the dinos.
 
2012-04-04 11:28:31 PM  
Did you see the size of that chicken?
 
2012-04-05 02:58:38 AM  
People, people, calm down! Did you all not read the article? The dinosaur that's been found with feathers is Yutyrannus, not Tyrannosaurus. T. rex gets to keep his street cred. This is just his fabulous Chinese cousin.
 
2012-04-05 07:51:18 AM  
Are they sure those are feathers and not fossilized post-mortem decay growth?
 
2012-04-05 09:05:30 AM  

Heron: Zafler: albuquerquehalsey: Because People in power are Stupid: [img.photobucket.com image 640x452]

Sergal thread?

[sofurryfiles.com image 250x250]

I, errrr, wtf?

They're a species thought up by an artist/writer in Japan who goes by the tag Tracy Mick. They're sentient bipedal mammals evolved from a desert-dwelling predator species that possess physical traits similar to dinos and sharks in certain aspects(mostly the head shape on that last one).


I don't know if that makes it better or worse...
 
2012-04-05 09:07:46 AM  

OhioKnight: Are they sure those are feathers and not fossilized post-mortem decay growth?


Yes. These structures are now well known and have been studied in great detail since Sinosauropteryx was discovered with them in the 1990s.
 
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