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(Popular Science)   First they were scaly, then they were fuzzy, then they were covered in feathers, but now dinosaurs are back to being scaly again. We think   (popsci.com) divider line 34
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2014-01-06 10:29:42 AM
So dinosaurs existed for about over 130 million years and over 1000 (non avian) species.

So were they scaled or feathered?

media.tumblr.com
 
2014-01-06 10:50:02 AM
You know who else had a theory about dinosaurs?
 
2014-01-06 10:56:23 AM
but, but, giant fluffy dinosaurs would be amazing..
 
2014-01-06 11:03:43 AM

vudukungfu: You know who else had a theory about dinosaurs?


A cross-dressing English comedian?
 
2014-01-06 11:43:12 AM
I just save time by belieliving dinosaurs never existed since the world is only a few thousand years old.
 
2014-01-06 11:46:43 AM
Having just been buzzed by a massive low-flying grey crane, I firmly believe birds are direct descendants of dinosaurs.
 
2014-01-06 11:47:55 AM
Meh.. until we invent a time machine all we will be doing is guessing.
 
2014-01-06 11:50:36 AM

vudukungfu: You know who else had a theory about dinosaurs?


www.jplegacy.org
 
2014-01-06 11:51:45 AM
no skin off my back...
 
2014-01-06 11:51:55 AM
imgs.xkcd.com
 
2014-01-06 11:53:00 AM
Or <b>subby</b> the dinosaurs that have been shown to be feathered are still feathered. They didn't all of a sudden become non-feathered. TFA only talks about the non-theropods, for which no evidence has yet been shown as to their feathered status.
 
2014-01-06 11:58:51 AM

entropic_existence: Or <b>subby</b> the dinosaurs that have been shown to be feathered are still feathered. They didn't all of a sudden become non-feathered. TFA only talks about the non-theropods, for which no evidence has yet been shown as to their feathered status.


Also, some theropods were *NOT* feathered, at least, near as we can tell.  The type specimen of Carnotaurus has several good skin impressions, and it's all scales.
 
2014-01-06 12:07:57 PM
DOesn't matter. I'm going to continue imagining the T. Rex as a gigantic fledgling goose chick whether it's true or not.
 
2014-01-06 12:10:45 PM
Yes, but were they delicious?
 
2014-01-06 12:12:06 PM
I learned recently that the horns and frill of a triceratops were made of the same stuff that a bird's beak is made of.  It's pretty interesting to imagine the feel of petting a dinosaur's beaky head.  Thanks, PBS kids!
 
2014-01-06 12:18:31 PM

Psychopusher: Yes, but were they delicious?


Taste like chicken.
 
2014-01-06 12:21:00 PM

Psychopusher: Yes, but were they delicious?


Are you asking if the animals that evolved into chickens is tasty? are you thinking about this at all?
 
2014-01-06 12:21:11 PM
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I doubt they had too many feathers, they would get caught in the armor plate fasteners, and the down would get into the focusing lenses for the laser cannons.
 
2014-01-06 12:23:25 PM
They always been feathered, subby. How else could he have ridden a dinosaur up to heaven if they weren't feathered? Geez, some people are dumb.
 
2014-01-06 12:24:28 PM
and by "he" I mean Jesus.
 
2014-01-06 12:25:17 PM
But did they wore galoshes?.
 
2014-01-06 12:37:50 PM

CygnusDarius: But did they wore galoshes?.


Bob Strauss?
 
2014-01-06 01:02:14 PM
Hey science can we talk?
I'm always on your side

I think it's dope you teach us physics
Or how a cell divides

Lately you've been a dick,
And I don't understand it

Now bacon's cancerous
and Pluto's not a planet.

Still I got your back,
at least until I heard

You said dinosaurs have feathers
Like some big dumb farking bird

That shiat makes me mad
Getting rid of my tattoos

You say feathered dinosaurs
So I say science

FARK YOU!!!
 
2014-01-06 01:07:40 PM

vudukungfu: You know who else had a theory about dinosaurs?


cdn.physorg.com

I can't bring myself to give him $25 to watch him not be convinced by Bill Nye.  Tickets go on sale today though.
 
2014-01-06 01:57:30 PM

vudukungfu: You know who else had a theory about dinosaurs?


i1.ytimg.com
*ahem*
 
2014-01-06 02:03:50 PM
So if they were scaly *AND* fuzzy, could we call them scuzzy?
 
2014-01-06 02:46:34 PM
I recall an article lately, as in some time last year, about an artist pointing out that we envision dinosaurs like we would animals with no fat or fur. I think s/he did it by drawing lots of modern animals as they would be depicted like dinosaurs are depicted.
 
2014-01-06 02:59:51 PM
I thought the headline was talking about the guys over at furaffinity.
 
2014-01-06 04:11:52 PM

LowbrowDeluxe: I thought the headline was talking about the guys over at furaffinity.


*shudder*
 
2014-01-06 04:28:37 PM
Dinosaurs were fashion victims.

Last year it was feathers, this year everybody is wearing leather.
 
2014-01-06 06:51:12 PM
I've seen Jurassic Park, so it goes without saying that I'm quite familiar with the latest dinosaur research, and I have to say, I'm pretty sure dinosaurs didn't have that many feathers.  You can tell quite clearly in the movie.
 
2014-01-06 07:48:20 PM

quickdraw: but, but, giant fluffy dinosaurs would be amazingfabulous.


farm1.static.flickr.com
 
2014-01-07 12:18:19 AM
If anyone cares, the Deinonychus that is mounted in the Museum of Natural History in Manhattan is incorrect.  The forelimbs are pronated.  WRONG! WROONNGG!!!
 
2014-01-07 08:38:37 AM

TheShavingofOccam123: Having just been buzzed by a massive low-flying grey crane, I firmly believe birds are direct descendants of dinosaurs.


Look into the eyes of a chicken and you can tell they know they're dinosaurs and remember a time when these goddamn mammals were just squeaky crunchy snacks, and they don't really see how things have changed.
 
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