4seasons85!: I am honestly curious why this is still not known. We know that birds and reptiles are closely related. We know birds evolved from dinosaurs. Is it that there is little evidence of feathers or are feathers hard to fossilize?
cgraves67: 4seasons85!: I am honestly curious why this is still not known. We know that birds and reptiles are closely related. We know birds evolved from dinosaurs. Is it that there is little evidence of feathers or are feathers hard to fossilize?There is some evidence of feathers on theropods. However, feathers don't fossilize. The best you can get is imprints in the mud around a complete skeleton, the mud hardens with the imprints, and it doesn't erode in the intervening eons. So, we don't find them all the time.Most paleontologists are on board with many theropod species having feathers.
Mugato: That was the one that ate Newman. It didn't have feathers.
DrunkenBob: Every time this comes up, I think of this video now.F U Science (NSFW)/Every dino was as fluffy as a kiwi
mamoru: Mugato: That was the one that ate Newman. It didn't have feathers.You know, I'm usually not big on reboots, but I think I would definitely support a reboot/remake of Jurassic Park using our modern understanding of dinosaurs. Keep the characters the same so they can have their minds blown when they see feathers on a Tyrannosaur or a raptor, and overall keep the plot of the movie the same (if anything, make some parts of it closer to the book), but have feathered dinosaurs when appropriate and use more accurate species names (e.g. velociraptor -> utahraptor).And a feathered dilophosaur would be pretty cool.
SpdrJay: Maybe it was having a down day and just wanted to feel pretty.
Max Awesome: SpdrJay: Maybe it was having a down day and just wanted to feel pretty.This just in: All the Dinosaurs were gay, and they were FABULOUS!
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