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(Fox News)   Could the dinosaurs have survived the impact that killed them? FOX News asks the hard questions   (foxnews.com) divider line 107
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2014-07-28 09:49:14 AM  
They did survive it.  Look around you:  Anything with feathers is a dinosaur.
 
2014-07-28 10:13:18 AM  
A bunch did.

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LOOK UPON THEM AND FEAR OUR THERAPOD OVERLORDS!
 
2014-07-28 10:39:50 AM  

hubiestubert: A bunch did.





LOOK UPON THEM AND FEAR OUR THERAPOD OVERLORDS!


Sometime evolution is a biatch.
 
2014-07-28 10:58:25 AM  
They could have, if Obama didn't give the stand down order!
 
2014-07-28 10:59:06 AM  

ManateeGag: They could have, if Obama didn't give the stand down order!


OK, put the chairs up and hit the lights; thread's closed
 
2014-07-28 11:05:36 AM  
Those lazy lounge lizards didn't knuckle down and pull themselves up by their bootstraps.
 
2014-07-28 12:10:31 PM  
I read this article elsewhere earlier. It's pretty interesting to think that not only was that asteroid the astronomical equivalent of losing Russian roulette but a number of millions of year earlier or later, and it might not have been as severe an extinction event. And that very well may have thwarted the rise of mammals and therefore, well, us. It's just astounding the number of things that had to go just right over the course of billions of years for us to evolve into what we are today, sitting here, not working, screwing around on FARK.
 
2014-07-28 12:10:54 PM  
www.startrek.com

yes. some survived. but don't tell them they evolved on earth or they'll freak out.
 
ZAZ [TotalFark]
2014-07-28 12:17:06 PM  
FOX NewsLive Science asks the hard questions
 
2014-07-28 12:24:08 PM  
Only if they had accepted Jesus Christ as their Lord and Savior.
 
2014-07-28 12:31:51 PM  
Could they have survived?
If the meteor had hit a few million years before, when a richer array of herbivorous dinosaurs populated North America, or a few million years later, when Jesus could have deflected the meteor, the space rock may not have triggered a dinopocalypse, the researchers said.
 
2014-07-28 12:33:03 PM  
Had they built underground shelters and stocked enough provisions for a couple of centuries, it's not only possible -- it's likely.
 
2014-07-28 12:40:38 PM  
You mean the flood right? The flood that happened 8000 years ago? RIGHT FOX!!?
 
2014-07-28 12:51:35 PM  
Well it could be worse

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2014-07-28 12:51:51 PM  

dittybopper: They did survive it.  Look around you:  Anything with feathers is a dinosaur.


Ha.  Abe Vigoda doesn't have feathers!
 
2014-07-28 12:53:57 PM  

I_Am_Weasel: dittybopper: They did survive it.  Look around you:  Anything with feathers is a dinosaur.

Ha.  Abe Vigoda doesn't have feathers!


Yeah, but he's not extinct, either.
 
2014-07-28 12:56:37 PM  

The Stealth Hippopotamus: Well it could be worse

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Give Frank Sinatra's kid a break.
 
2014-07-28 01:01:01 PM  
Stay tuned for our next story on magnets.
 
2014-07-28 01:06:54 PM  
The dinosaurs going extinct is clearly Obama's fault because BENGHAZI!

/at least that's what I'm assuming the article from Faux News says
 
2014-07-28 01:15:00 PM  

bluorangefyre: The dinosaurs going extinct is clearly Obama's fault because BENGHAZI!

/at least that's what I'm assuming the article from Faux News says


Yet another distraction from Benghazi by this lawless administration
 
2014-07-28 01:31:01 PM  
Could God make a dinosaur so tough he couldn't make it go extinct with an asteroid?
 
2014-07-28 01:31:12 PM  

dittybopper: They did survive it.  Look around you:  Anything with feathers is a dinosaur.


Oh Hai!

images.nationalgeographic.com
images.nationalgeographic.com
 
2014-07-28 01:31:38 PM  

SurfaceTension: I_Am_Weasel: dittybopper: They did survive it.  Look around you:  Anything with feathers is a dinosaur.

Ha.  Abe Vigoda doesn't have feathers!

Yeah, but he's not extinct, either.


Surprisingly, yes, but give it a few.....centuries.
 
2014-07-28 01:33:10 PM  
If they hadn't survived Fox news wouldn't have any viewers.
 
2014-07-28 01:34:46 PM  
If the meteor had landed a few hundred miles to the west, too (in the ocean rather than on hard rock), they likely would've not gone extinct.

also, Fox News science articles are pretty good. Better than most of their competition. But don't let that stop people from FAUX NEWSSSS!11!!
 
2014-07-28 01:40:29 PM  

Nabb1: I read this article elsewhere earlier. It's pretty interesting to think that not only was that asteroid the astronomical equivalent of losing Russian roulette but a number of millions of year earlier or later, and it might not have been as severe an extinction event. And that very well may have thwarted the rise of mammals and therefore, well, us. It's just astounding the number of things that had to go just right over the course of billions of years for us to evolve into what we are today, sitting here, not working, screwing around on FARK.


It's also interesting what can nearly go terribly wrong.  Have you heard of the Toba catastrophe?  I linked the Wiki page, but it's fascinating to think that the whole human population dropped down to around 15,000 for a while there---we nearly went extinct, and it created a genetic bottleneck in our development that has since limited our species' genetic diversity.  I think it's really interesting to consider.
 
2014-07-28 01:44:59 PM  

Nabb1: I read this article elsewhere earlier. It's pretty interesting to think that not only was that asteroid the astronomical equivalent of losing Russian roulette but a number of millions of year earlier or later, and it might not have been as severe an extinction event. And that very well may have thwarted the rise of mammals and therefore, well, us. It's just astounding the number of things that had to go just right over the course of billions of years for us to evolve into what we are today, sitting here, not working, screwing around on FARK.


The odds of us evolving based upon the culmination of past events is now exactly 1:1.  It is not at all astounding.  It is merely the sum of events that actually occured leading to people.

This would be the same as being astounded to realise that if every thing that has ever happened happened a bit differently, then everything would be a bit different.
 
2014-07-28 01:46:56 PM  
Someone needs to make a movie about all the astrocities Obama has caused with his time masheen.
 
2014-07-28 01:48:48 PM  

Target Builder: dittybopper: They did survive it.  Look around you:  Anything with feathers is a dinosaur.

Oh Hai!


Those are old. They're not dinosaurs.
 
2014-07-28 01:48:59 PM  
We could have survived if we hadn't stayed on one planet.
 
2014-07-28 01:49:43 PM  
Ask Dennis Hopper.
 
2014-07-28 01:51:45 PM  

Target Builder: dittybopper: They did survive it.  Look around you:  Anything with feathers is a dinosaur.

Oh Hai!

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You see any feathers on them?
 
2014-07-28 01:51:45 PM  
what the comment section of that link may look like:

drunkwiki.org
 
2014-07-28 01:51:50 PM  

Target Builder: dittybopper: They did survive it.  Look around you:  Anything with feathers is a dinosaur.

Oh Hai!

[images.nationalgeographic.com image 600x450]
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Crocodilians and sharks are ancient orders, but they're not actually dinosaurs or descended from dinosaurs. Not every vertebrate that lived a hundred million years ago was a "dinosaur".
 
2014-07-28 01:55:52 PM  
What year was the earth 6000 years old?
 
2014-07-28 01:56:21 PM  
Those comments

The dinos weren't wiped out by a meteor... scientists who don't believe in God continue to try and dream up some new scenario.... what a waste of time and brain power....  man and dinos were both on earth at the same time.... and a meteor of such magnitude,  (that man survived) wouuld have also been recorded in history. We have the history of the world in the bible... you can follow the dates as most of the ages of men are given.

Not the only one like this either.
 
2014-07-28 01:56:29 PM  

kbronsito: [www.startrek.com image 320x240]

yes. some survived. but don't tell them they evolved on earth or they'll freak out.


That episode and the worst episode of all time both demonstrate the exact same fundamental misunderstanding of evolution by the writers.
 
2014-07-28 01:58:03 PM  
They would have if they had invested in gold.
 
2014-07-28 01:58:05 PM  

Arkanaut: Target Builder: dittybopper: They did survive it.  Look around you:  Anything with feathers is a dinosaur.

Oh Hai!

[images.nationalgeographic.com image 600x450]
[images.nationalgeographic.com image 600x450]

Crocodilians and sharks are ancient orders, but they're not actually dinosaurs or descended from dinosaurs. Not every vertebrate that lived a hundred million years ago was a "dinosaur".



Indeed:
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rendition of vertebrate that lived 165 million years ago.
 
2014-07-28 02:03:20 PM  

Pharque-it: What year was the earth 6000 years old?



4,539,995,986 BC. Duh.
 
2014-07-28 02:03:33 PM  
I think they were too busy arguing with each other over the T. Rex in the Big House.
 
2014-07-28 02:05:36 PM  
What rendition of a vertebrate being delivered to justice may look like:

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2014-07-28 02:07:32 PM  

Nabb1: I read this article elsewhere earlier. It's pretty interesting to think that not only was that asteroid the astronomical equivalent of losing Russian roulette but a number of millions of year earlier or later, and it might not have been as severe an extinction event. And that very well may have thwarted the rise of mammals and therefore, well, us. It's just astounding the number of things that had to go just right wrongover the course of billions of years for us to evolve into what we are today, sitting here, not working, screwing around on FARK.


Fixed, for me. I'm a misanthrope.
 
2014-07-28 02:10:21 PM  
Some survived, but they had help.
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2014-07-28 02:14:27 PM  

give me doughnuts: Pharque-it: What year was the earth 6000 years old?


4,539,995,986 BC. Duh.


According to some sources it was 1996, but I did not see, hear or feel any celebrations....
Maybe it was unimportant.
 
2014-07-28 02:15:02 PM  
No animal survives what kills it.

This is the kind of thing that mathematicians call a tautology.
 
2014-07-28 02:17:14 PM  

hubiestubert: A bunch did.

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LOOK UPON THEM AND FEAR OUR THERAPOD OVERLORDS!


yup this...
 
2014-07-28 02:22:11 PM  
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2014-07-28 02:25:13 PM  
This is an inherently stupid statement:

FTFA: "If the meteor had hit a few million years before, when a richer array of herbivorous dinosaurs populated North America, or a few million years later, when the salad-munching giants had recovered some diversity,"

First off the evidence that some non-bird dinosaurs survived the impact is weak, and if they did then why did they die off? Even if they did they wouldn't recover any genetic diversity.

Maybe what was meant was that dinosaurs might have become more diverse (in terms of number of species and niches occupied) if they hadn't been wiped out, but why? Being in equilibrium something extraordinary would be needed to puncture that equilibrium though nothing has been proposed. The only thing mentioned is "diversity oscillates over time"

Here is the actual paper
http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/brv.12128/full
The extinction of the dinosaurs

He does a lot of handwaving about changes in diversity considering that the immediate pre-impact (Campanian-Maastrichtian) dinosaurs aren't that well attested - most of his arguments involve just 3 North American sites.
 
2014-07-28 02:31:38 PM  

hubiestubert: A bunch did.

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LOOK UPON THEM AND FEAR OUR THERAPOD OVERLORDS!


I've said it once, and I'll say it again.

A chicken would eat you just as soon as any raptor or T-rex if it could.  The only thing it lacks is size.
 
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