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2020-11-27 8:28:17 AM  
Can we go with the "Cheerleaders with Uzi's" Night of the Comet route instead?
 
2020-11-27 8:44:42 AM  
Luckily it will spontaneously mutate into something less harmful, because the writer couldn't think of a good ending.
 
2020-11-27 9:43:54 AM  
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2020-11-27 9:51:55 AM  

Tyrone Slothrop: Luckily it will spontaneously mutate into something less harmful, because the writer couldn't think of a good ending.


Just like that douche who was like "The, uh....the female dinosaurs just became male!"

I don't know where these people come up with this stuff.
 
2020-11-27 10:03:34 AM  

NikolaiFarkoff: Tyrone Slothrop: Luckily it will spontaneously mutate into something less harmful, because the writer couldn't think of a good ending.

Just like that douche who was like "The, uh....the female dinosaurs just became male!"

I don't know where these people come up with this stuff.


Yeah but parthenogenesis is an actual thing. It's not far fetched to assume it occurred in saurischian dinosaurs and by extension other types. We can observe it in frogs (DNA used in Jurassic Park) and also modern lizards like big farking saurischian looking monitor lizards.

If you want to knock Crichton's stuff, knock his murder mystery stuff written as "John Lange" His scifi is rooted in actual facts/theory.
 
2020-11-27 10:44:15 AM  
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2020-11-27 10:44:40 AM  
Why isn't anyone talking about the asteroid heading towards earth at high velocity!

you know the one aboard Hayabusa2
 
2020-11-27 10:45:08 AM  
And it's landing in Australia no less!
 
2020-11-27 11:20:23 AM  
White_Scarf_Syndrome:
Yeah but parthenogenesis is an actual thing. It's not far fetched to assume it occurred in saurischian dinosaurs and by extension other types. We can observe it in frogs (DNA used in Jurassic Park) and also modern lizards like big farking saurischian looking monitor lizards.

If you want to knock Crichton's stuff, knock his murder mystery stuff written as "John Lange" His scifi is rooted in actual facts/theory.


No need for pedantry when making fun of Crichton!

/back to building my cavitation machine with a talking gorilla
 
2020-11-27 11:27:03 AM  
Looks like I picked the wrong week to stop drinking Sterno.
 
2020-11-27 12:30:12 PM  
Interesting info. In the movie, John Crichton does a Hitchcock like cameo. He's the doctor sitting down in the operating room behind the glass window. And he's sitting down because at 6'9", he would have towered over everyone in the scene. lol
 
2020-11-27 1:35:43 PM  

NikolaiFarkoff: White_Scarf_Syndrome:
Yeah but parthenogenesis is an actual thing. It's not far fetched to assume it occurred in saurischian dinosaurs and by extension other types. We can observe it in frogs (DNA used in Jurassic Park) and also modern lizards like big farking saurischian looking monitor lizards.

If you want to knock Crichton's stuff, knock his murder mystery stuff written as "John Lange" His scifi is rooted in actual facts/theory.

No need for pedantry when making fun of Crichton!

/back to building my cavitation machine with a talking gorilla


Bad poster! Bad poster! Amy hurt website! Bad poster!
 
2020-11-27 4:20:12 PM  

NikolaiFarkoff: White_Scarf_Syndrome:
Yeah but parthenogenesis is an actual thing. It's not far fetched to assume it occurred in saurischian dinosaurs and by extension other types. We can observe it in frogs (DNA used in Jurassic Park) and also modern lizards like big farking saurischian looking monitor lizards.

If you want to knock Crichton's stuff, knock his murder mystery stuff written as "John Lange" His scifi is rooted in actual facts/theory.

No need for pedantry when making fun of Crichton!

/back to building my cavitation machine with a talking gorilla


Crichton is an MD from Harvard. So you can expect the science in his stories to be at least based on valid science.
 
2020-11-27 8:40:43 PM  
Hey guys! What is going on in this thread?

I just got back from the drug store, and there is no toilet paper, no boxed tissues, no face masks, and they are all out of sterno. Can you believe it? No sterno?

What the heck is with the run on sterno?
 
2020-11-27 8:44:32 PM  

Pointy Tail of Satan: NikolaiFarkoff: White_Scarf_Syndrome:
Yeah but parthenogenesis is an actual thing. It's not far fetched to assume it occurred in saurischian dinosaurs and by extension other types. We can observe it in frogs (DNA used in Jurassic Park) and also modern lizards like big farking saurischian looking monitor lizards.

If you want to knock Crichton's stuff, knock his murder mystery stuff written as "John Lange" His scifi is rooted in actual facts/theory.

No need for pedantry when making fun of Crichton!

/back to building my cavitation machine with a talking gorilla

Crichton is an MD from Harvard. So you can expect the science in his stories to be at least based on valid science.


Crichton was a global warming denier. I can't remember what book it was. His last or next to last where environmentalists cause a tsunami, but he adds about twenty pages as an afterword explaining how climate science is the new eugenics. Everyone believes it, but everyone turned out to be wrong, and evil. The guy was not just kooky and rich. He was San Diego kooky and rich.

So there you go. "you can expect his stories to be based on real science..."  but you would be wrong at least part of the time.
 
2020-11-27 8:46:03 PM  

Pointy Tail of Satan: Interesting info. In the movie, John Crichton does a Hitchcock like cameo. He's the doctor sitting down in the operating room behind the glass window. And he's sitting down because at 6'9", he would have towered over everyone in the scene. lol


I think Michael Crichton was in WestWorld too.
 
2020-11-27 8:55:41 PM  
To address the topic, some casual observers might want to note that asteroid missions have been moving along for more than a decade. JAXA has less than a tenth of NASA's budget, but they are doing a lot of helpful and revealing missions. International agencies are cooperating very well to prevent waste and overlap. Of course the results are being shared... for all mankind.

There used to be two countries/organizations doing space exploration. Now it is at least 10?

I am having a very good time watching THE EXPANSE while seeing all this activity in furtherance of observation and investigation. We are probably going to find that Ryugu is... rocks. I think the mystery is whether we are looking at loose agglomerations of boulders and pebbles, or more solid masses covered in sand and dust. Digging down a little, we might find that a lot of these are rocky dirty snowballs.

Momentum is building. We are getting ready for a big push. There are going to be a couple technological advances or developments in the next five years or so that will be game changers.
 
2020-11-28 10:17:53 AM  

2fardownthread: Pointy Tail of Satan: NikolaiFarkoff: White_Scarf_Syndrome:
Yeah but parthenogenesis is an actual thing. It's not far fetched to assume it occurred in saurischian dinosaurs and by extension other types. We can observe it in frogs (DNA used in Jurassic Park) and also modern lizards like big farking saurischian looking monitor lizards.

If you want to knock Crichton's stuff, knock his murder mystery stuff written as "John Lange" His scifi is rooted in actual facts/theory.

No need for pedantry when making fun of Crichton!

/back to building my cavitation machine with a talking gorilla

Crichton is an MD from Harvard. So you can expect the science in his stories to be at least based on valid science.

Crichton was a global warming denier. I can't remember what book it was. His last or next to last where environmentalists cause a tsunami, but he adds about twenty pages as an afterword explaining how climate science is the new eugenics. Everyone believes it, but everyone turned out to be wrong, and evil. The guy was not just kooky and rich. He was San Diego kooky and rich.

So there you go. "you can expect his stories to be based on real science..."  but you would be wrong at least part of the time.


State of Fear. The best part of the book was the review that trashed it caused Crichton to be such a petty biatch that he wrote the reviewer into his next book as a pedophile with a penis so small that there was no medical evidence that he had raped a baby. Yes, Crichton was that petty.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Small_p​e​nis_rule

The small penis rule was referenced in a 2006 dispute between Michael Crowley and Michael Crichton. Crowley alleged that after he wrote an unflattering review of Crichton's novel State of Fear, Crichton included a character named "Mick Crowley" in the novel Next. The character is a child rapist, described as being a Washington, D.C.-based journalist and Yale graduate with a small penis.
 
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