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(RealClear)   Since T. Rexes lived in the Cretaceous period, that giant predator in "Jurassic Park" must have been a newly discovered Torvosaurus gurneyi instead   (realclear.com) divider line 60
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2014-03-06 11:13:43 AM
And just think. Less than 6000 years ago these magestic plant eaters roamed the earth in peace.
 
2014-03-06 11:19:34 AM
Or the Jurassic Park curators weren't looking to resurrect only species that roamed the Earth at the same time, and just said "fark it, I wanna T. Rex."

Also, not really relevant, but it amuses me:

img.fark.net
 
2014-03-06 11:49:22 AM
1.bp.blogspot.com
 
2014-03-06 11:51:05 AM

nmrsnr: Or the Jurassic Park curators weren't looking to resurrect only species that roamed the Earth at the same time, and just said "fark it, I wanna T. Rex."


This is the explanation given in the book, iirc.  "Jurassic Park" was a cool name, and little else.
 
2014-03-06 11:53:11 AM
i.imgur.com
 
2014-03-06 11:54:20 AM

nmrsnr: Or the Jurassic Park curators weren't looking to resurrect only species that roamed the Earth at the same time, and just said "fark it, I wanna T. Rex."

Also, not really relevant, but it amuses me:

[img.fark.net image 480x348]

Pants full of macaroni!!: [1.bp.blogspot.com image 194x194]



i.imgur.com
 
2014-03-06 11:54:40 AM

noneyourbase: nmrsnr: Or the Jurassic Park curators weren't looking to resurrect only species that roamed the Earth at the same time, and just said "fark it, I wanna T. Rex."

This is the explanation given in the book, iirc.  "Jurassic Park" was a cool name, and little else.


Pretty sure there was a line like that in the movie as well.
 
2014-03-06 11:54:43 AM
They've spared no expense!
 
2014-03-06 11:58:25 AM
Plus they probably had feathers. Feathers!
 
2014-03-06 11:58:52 AM
Which dinosaur was an expert judge in matters of taste?


The connoissaur


/made that up a couple weeks ago.
 
2014-03-06 12:00:16 PM
I think it's pretty well known by now that there was little actual accuracy in the dinasaurs in Jurassic Park.  Even the secondary antagonists (the velociraptors), were a hybrid of 2 different animals that lived at different times.  The actual velociraptor wasn't very like those things at all.  They had feathers, for Pete's sake. (citation)

On top of that, the name "Jurassic" as it applies to the animals in the movie is obviously somewhat misleading.  They can't have known (and still don't exactly) at what point in time all of those animals lived, and/or whether or not they existed at the same time.  They got some DNA and bred some animals.  They can't have all been from the exact same timespan.
 
2014-03-06 12:04:17 PM
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2014-03-06 12:04:32 PM
I'm sure these lived just a few thousand years ago. The writers of the Bible just overlooked writing about these 30 foot tall rampaging carnivores.
 
2014-03-06 12:04:39 PM
It's a movie that came out over two decades ago, don't you autists have anything else to complain about?
 
2014-03-06 12:04:55 PM

cowgirl toffee: [i60.tinypic.com image 620x624][oi60.tinypic.com image 620x624]


Unstoppable X2.  :P
 
2014-03-06 12:06:17 PM
What? Next thing your going to tell me is that computer wasn't really running Unix......
 
2014-03-06 12:06:53 PM

Pointy Tail of Satan: I'm sure these lived just a few thousand years ago. The writers of the Bible just overlooked writing about these 30 foot tall rampaging carnivores.


farking totally ignored 'The Flintstones' they did.
 
2014-03-06 12:07:47 PM
imgs.xkcd.com
/hot & obligatory
 
2014-03-06 12:08:00 PM
Did they at any point claim that the name was chosen to fit the time period of the animals? Or because its cool?

Six Flags Magic Mountain is neither magic nor mountain. Discuss.
 
2014-03-06 12:08:26 PM
i59.tinypic.com
i57.tinypic.com

more at www.qwantz.com
 
2014-03-06 12:09:20 PM
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The poor fellow couldn't get to the Arc in time...
 
2014-03-06 12:11:22 PM
oi61.tinypic.com
 
2014-03-06 12:11:27 PM
I'm always interested to hear/read about new dinosaur species being discovered etc. but come on  subby, everyone knows that was supposed to be T-rex in the film and that "Jurassic" was just the name of the park, note the sole age they were cloning dinosaurs from.
/too bad they couldn't wait a few years after Utahraptors became better known and wouldn't have needed to take liberties with velociraptors for dramatic reasons
 
2014-03-06 12:12:57 PM
i.imgur.com
 
2014-03-06 12:16:56 PM
ummm.. it's fiction.

yknow like how many of the Star Wars characters were humans despite the fact that humans wouldn't exist for a long, long time to come; in a galaxy far, far away.
 
2014-03-06 12:17:57 PM
Bang a gong.
 
2014-03-06 12:18:49 PM

Pointy Tail of Satan: I'm sure these lived just a few thousand years ago. The writers of the Bible just overlooked writing about these 30 foot tall rampaging carnivores.


obviously someone cut the part about jesus taking a dino by the balls, strapping a saddle on that bad boy and riding it into town. wasnt thought to be important to translate over
 
2014-03-06 12:23:33 PM

0per: ummm.. it's fiction.

yknow like how many of the Star Wars characters were humans despite the fact that humans wouldn't exist for a long, long time to come; in a galaxy far, far away.


I think you'll find that when the Death Star exploded it sent genetic material hurtling through space. A long long time later, it reached a galaxy far away, and landed on Earth. It's common sense really, when you think about it.
 
2014-03-06 12:28:20 PM

0per: ummm.. it's fiction.

yknow like how many of the Star Wars characters were humans despite the fact that humans wouldn't exist for a long, long time to come; in a galaxy far, far away.


We don't really know that they were human they just look human. Maybe Luke Sky-walker was a Time Lord....


i.chzbgr.com
 
2014-03-06 12:28:32 PM

ChipNASA: nmrsnr: Or the Jurassic Park curators weren't looking to resurrect only species that roamed the Earth at the same time, and just said "fark it, I wanna T. Rex."

Also, not really relevant, but it amuses me:

[img.fark.net image 480x348]
Pants full of macaroni!!: [1.bp.blogspot.com image 194x194]


[i.imgur.com image 792x333]


Doug Heffernan did it first and did it better.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-aYH5LrWbJU
 
2014-03-06 12:41:09 PM
Uh uh uh
 
2014-03-06 12:44:21 PM
24.media.tumblr.com
 
2014-03-06 12:57:44 PM

Crotchrocket Slim: I'm always interested to hear/read about new dinosaur species being discovered etc. but come on  subby, everyone knows that was supposed to be T-rex in the film and that "Jurassic" was just the name of the park, note the sole age they were cloning dinosaurs from.
/too bad they couldn't wait a few years after Utahraptors became better known and wouldn't have needed to take liberties with velociraptors for dramatic reasons


Or just say "Deinonychus." Whichever. Maybe they blamed the frog DNA? They probably should have reversed the polarity.
 
2014-03-06 01:03:29 PM

Nurglitch: Crotchrocket Slim: I'm always interested to hear/read about new dinosaur species being discovered etc. but come on  subby, everyone knows that was supposed to be T-rex in the film and that "Jurassic" was just the name of the park, note the sole age they were cloning dinosaurs from.
/too bad they couldn't wait a few years after Utahraptors became better known and wouldn't have needed to take liberties with velociraptors for dramatic reasons

Or just say "Deinonychus." Whichever. Maybe they blamed the frog DNA? They probably should have reversed the polarity.


It was deinonychus in an early draft of the book or screenplay I can't remember which. They changed it because velociraptor sounds cooler if I recall correctly.
 
2014-03-06 01:08:16 PM

genner: 0per: ummm.. it's fiction.

yknow like how many of the Star Wars characters were humans despite the fact that humans wouldn't exist for a long, long time to come; in a galaxy far, far away.

We don't really know that they were human they just look human. Maybe Luke Sky-walker was a Time Lord....


[i.chzbgr.com image 407x405]


They have specified in a few books that they are indeed human.  However, they don't speak English.  They speak Basic.  I still always found it amusing how many creatures speak whatever language they are comfortable with, no matter who they are talking with, and the recipient always understands.  Greedo (speaking Hutese) and Han (speaking Basic), for instance.
 
2014-03-06 01:16:11 PM

MassAsster: Pointy Tail of Satan: I'm sure these lived just a few thousand years ago. The writers of the Bible just overlooked writing about these 30 foot tall rampaging carnivores.

obviously someone cut the part about jesus taking a dino by the balls, strapping a saddle on that bad boy and riding it into town. wasnt thought to be important to translate over


So there was this guy who went back in time, right, but the technology has a limit:  You can only got back for 1 hour, 32 minutes, and 17.34 seconds*.  So he decides that he's going to go back to the time of Jesus.  So he sets the dial, jumps in, and is transported back.  And he's amazed to see dinosaurs living in Jerusalem just 2,000 years ago!  They were being kept as beasts of burden.  So, anyway, he wants to meet Jesus, so he keeps asking around until someone points him to a nondescript (and rather Middle-Eastern looking) young man sitting down next to a saddled Chasmosaurus.  He introduces himself and they chat for a bit about the true meaning of Jesus' teachings, until the man remembers he has a time limit.  So he asks Jesus if he knows what time it is (habits are hard to break).  So Jesus grabs the Chasmosaur by his big old sweaty dino balls, lifts them a bit, and says "Oh, about 12:30".

The guy was stunned:  "That's amazing, how can you tell time like that?"

"Oh, it's simple.  You grab the dinosaur by the balls, lift them up, and you see that sundial on the wall over there...."


*Don't ask.
 
2014-03-06 01:24:18 PM
Most of the "Jurassic Park" dinosaurs are from periods other than the Jurassic. Triceratops (Cretaceous), Procompsognathus (Triassic), Velociraptro (Cretaceous). ::shrug:: It's a (fictional) theme park. You don't think most of the states with Six Flags theme parks actually have six historic flags that flew over them, do you?
 
2014-03-06 01:54:40 PM

Quasar: Did they at any point claim that the name was chosen to fit the time period of the animals? Or because its cool?

Six Flags Magic Mountain is neither magic nor mountain. Discuss.


Dinosaur Land sounds cheap.
Dinosaur Park also sounds cheap.
Triassic Park doesn't really roll off the tongue.
Cretaceous Park is even more clumsy, and arguably the lesser known of the three dinosaur time periods.
Jurassic Park sounds badass.
 
2014-03-06 01:55:19 PM
According to some random geek or nerd on the web (and who would know better?), the velociraptor is about the size of a large turkey. The super-smart monster killer animals in Jurassic Park are something else. Literally something else. They are the much larger and harder to pronounce deinonychus.

This is confirmed by another geek or nerd:

http://dinosaurs.about.com/od/dinosaurbasics/a/velofacts.htm

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Wha t the real velociraptor

may have looked like

If you saw one you would think,

"What a strange bird!",

not "OMG! We are all going to die!"

0.tqn.com

Looks like a road-runner, but it's twice as

dangerous unless you are a coyoté,

in which case it will kill you a

thousand times, like a coward

 
2014-03-06 01:56:44 PM

mbillips: Most of the "Jurassic Park" dinosaurs are from periods other than the Jurassic. Triceratops (Cretaceous), Procompsognathus (Triassic), Velociraptro (Cretaceous). ::shrug:: It's a (fictional) theme park. You don't think most of the states with Six Flags theme parks actually have six historic flags that flew over them, do you?


Basically, "Jurassic" is easier to spell and sounds better than "Cretaceous".
 
2014-03-06 02:05:15 PM

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And when you're out there without care
Yeah, I was out of touch
 
2014-03-06 02:24:12 PM
You know why they called it "Jurassic Park"?  Because Jur ass is in danger every time you visit.
 
2014-03-06 02:40:25 PM

genner: 0per: ummm.. it's fiction.

yknow like how many of the Star Wars characters were humans despite the fact that humans wouldn't exist for a long, long time to come; in a galaxy far, far away.

We don't really know that they were human they just look human. Maybe Luke Sky-walker was a Time Lord....


[i.chzbgr.com image 407x405]


Did Tatooine have a north?
 
2014-03-06 02:50:03 PM
Holy crap, you guys are even more aspie about this stuff than us guys that actually are paid to dig up dinosaurs.

/breathe
 
2014-03-06 02:57:28 PM

Dinodork: Holy crap, you guys are even more aspie about this stuff than us guys that actually are paid to dig up dinosaurs.

/breathe


Don't have a stegosaurus, man.
 
2014-03-06 03:05:24 PM

Ghastly: Dinodork: Holy crap, you guys are even more aspie about this stuff than us guys that actually are paid to dig up dinosaurs.

/breathe

Don't have a stegosaurus, man.


There's a reason you posts are all highlited in a fresh minty green. That made my lunch hour.

/back to cleaning the rock off the Avaceratops.
 
2014-03-06 03:22:42 PM
The worst part of the Jurassic Park movies is that guns don't work.  Either they jam, or people miss, or they don't get an opportunity to shoot in the first place, or most egregiously, they are sabotaged intentionally.

Not a single dinosaur in all 3 movies is injured by a gun on screen.

BTW, the character of Nick Van Owen is responsible for every farkin' human death in that second movie.  EVERY*FARKING*ONE.

He's no hero.
 
2014-03-06 04:18:05 PM
After watching Jack Horner's TED presentation on shape-shifting dinosaurs, when I see stories about a "new dino discovery," I automatically wonder if what they found is a known species, only bigger/smaller, more/less mature, etc.
 
2014-03-06 04:30:22 PM

The Pope of Manwich Village: After watching Jack Horner's TED presentation on shape-shifting dinosaurs, when I see stories about a "new dino discovery," I automatically wonder if what they found is a known species, only bigger/smaller, more/less mature, etc.


You should also automatically wonder how full of shiat Jack is.
 
2014-03-06 04:47:05 PM

Dinodork: The Pope of Manwich Village: After watching Jack Horner's TED presentation on shape-shifting dinosaurs, when I see stories about a "new dino discovery," I automatically wonder if what they found is a known species, only bigger/smaller, more/less mature, etc.

You should also automatically wonder how full of shiat Jack is.


I'd rather just be deprogrammed and try again. What should a layman read/view that's not full of shiat?
 
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