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(Phys Org2)   Jurassic Park is now possible. But only for turkey-sized dinosaurs   (phys.org) divider line
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2021-09-24 1:47:15 PM  
At this point, fark it.  What's one more impending apocalypse?  Toss it on the pile.  It's right over ... :gestures at everything:
 
2021-09-24 1:53:33 PM  
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2021-09-24 2:02:07 PM  
We already have turkey-sized dinosaurs.  They're called turkeys.
 
2021-09-24 2:03:57 PM  
Velociraptors were actually the size of turkeys.
 
Juc
2021-09-24 2:15:50 PM  
Ya know, turkeys are turkey sized dinosaurs
 
2021-09-24 2:22:30 PM  
I like some of the reconstructions of Caudipteryx.

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and some scientists, but not most, think these are actual birds.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Caudipt​e​ryx#Classification
 
2021-09-24 2:31:30 PM  
Turkey sized dinosaurs?  I wonder what kind of dinosaur is turkey sized...
 
2021-09-24 2:38:46 PM  
Oh boy, Thanksgiving will be fun this year.

I wonder what type of stuffing I should use.

And Horseradish Cranberry or Pineapple Chutney for the sauce.


Decisions Decision.
 
2021-09-24 2:39:55 PM  
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2021-09-24 2:43:56 PM  
Overheard from the future:  "Mmm.  Tastes like turkey."
 
2021-09-24 2:58:06 PM  

batlock666: Velociraptors were actually the size of turkeys.


To this day, I've never heard any explanation as to how exactly Crichton (and/or whoever helped him with the research and fact checking) managed to mix up the names of deinonychus and velociraptor.

Not the locations or even details about the animal (as was best known when it was written)... just the names. They don't exactly sound similar to each other. He tried to say afterward that he knew it the whole time and just liked the name "velociraptor" better, but I've never bought it.

Jurassic World even tried to lampshade it a bit, but I don't think that cleared anything up.
 
2021-09-24 3:00:49 PM  
as long as it's not dinosaur sized turkeys
 
2021-09-24 3:21:14 PM  
We already have turkey sized dinosaurs.  They are called turkeys.  Wait, unless they mean Turkey sized dinosaurs, as in the size of the country of Turkey?  Ok now I am scared.
 
2021-09-24 3:47:40 PM  

SirDigbyChickenCaesar: as long as it's not dinosaur sized turkeys


You think that someone isn't trying to breed larger turkeys?
 
2021-09-24 3:49:31 PM  
I want a little archaeo.. arhcio..archeaop....
I want a little bird dinosaur
 
2021-09-24 4:08:08 PM  

clkeagle: batlock666: Velociraptors were actually the size of turkeys.

To this day, I've never heard any explanation as to how exactly Crichton (and/or whoever helped him with the research and fact checking) managed to mix up the names of deinonychus and velociraptor.

Not the locations or even details about the animal (as was best known when it was written)... just the names. They don't exactly sound similar to each other. He tried to say afterward that he knew it the whole time and just liked the name "velociraptor" better, but I've never bought it.

Jurassic World even tried to lampshade it a bit, but I don't think that cleared anything up.


Velociraptor is easier to pronounce, spell and shorten to a slangy nickname.
 
Juc
2021-09-24 4:27:34 PM  

SirDigbyChickenCaesar: as long as it's not dinosaur sized turkeys


oddly enough, turkeys are already dinosaur sized turkeys.
 
2021-09-24 5:23:02 PM  

clkeagle: batlock666: Velociraptors were actually the size of turkeys.

To this day, I've never heard any explanation as to how exactly Crichton (and/or whoever helped him with the research and fact checking) managed to mix up the names of deinonychus and velociraptor.

Not the locations or even details about the animal (as was best known when it was written)... just the names. They don't exactly sound similar to each other. He tried to say afterward that he knew it the whole time and just liked the name "velociraptor" better, but I've never bought it.

Jurassic World even tried to lampshade it a bit, but I don't think that cleared anything up.

Jurassic Park is Iconic! - Talking About Tapes
Youtube r10oT8t7LcE

probably NSFW
 
2021-09-24 5:42:20 PM  

optikeye: Oh boy, Thanksgiving will be fun this year.

I wonder what type of stuffing I should use.

And Horseradish Cranberry or Pineapple Chutney for the sauce.


Decisions Decision.


Pineapple has WAY more business on a pizza than in a turkey
 
2021-09-24 5:44:03 PM  

BeesNuts: At this point, fark it.  What's one more impending apocalypse?  Toss it on the pile.  It's right over ... :gestures at everything:


I think humanity will be really disappointed if we are able to clone dinosaurs.  They'll just look like birds.
 
2021-09-24 5:50:02 PM  

rga184: BeesNuts: At this point, fark it.  What's one more impending apocalypse?  Toss it on the pile.  It's right over ... :gestures at everything:

I think humanity will be really disappointed if we are able to clone dinosaurs.  They'll just look like birds.


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2021-09-24 5:51:04 PM  

rga184: BeesNuts: At this point, fark it.  What's one more impending apocalypse?  Toss it on the pile.  It's right over ... :gestures at everything:

I think humanity will be really disappointed if we are able to clone dinosaurs.  They'll just look like birds.


I was already disappointed when I found out they were just basically big birds... Feathers are cool and all, but they take a lot of the scary/powerful edge off of the Thunder Lizards
 
2021-09-24 6:04:51 PM  

Juc: SirDigbyChickenCaesar: as long as it's not dinosaur sized turkeys

oddly enough, turkeys are already dinosaur sized turkeys.


Inevitable xkcd.  Just change sparrow to turkey.  Or insert Monty Python joke if you simply have to.

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2021-09-24 6:21:45 PM  

rga184: BeesNuts: At this point, fark it.  What's one more impending apocalypse?  Toss it on the pile.  It's right over ... :gestures at everything:

I think humanity will be really disappointed if we are able to clone dinosaurs.  They'll just look like birds.


So someone will make featherless versions because they'll sell better.
 
2021-09-24 6:25:08 PM  

The Wack: rga184: BeesNuts: At this point, fark it.  What's one more impending apocalypse?  Toss it on the pile.  It's right over ... :gestures at everything:

I think humanity will be really disappointed if we are able to clone dinosaurs.  They'll just look like birds.

I was already disappointed when I found out they were just basically big birds... Feathers are cool and all, but they take a lot of the scary/powerful edge off of the Thunder Lizards


It's a little more complicated than that. Today's birds are descendants of dinosaurs, but only the bird-like dinosaurs (somewhat obviously). Entire families of dinosaurs died out that had little or nothing to do with that lineage.

So there are definitely others that would seem exotic. But I think you guys are underselling the wonder that even the bird-like dinosaurs would bring
 
2021-09-24 6:50:13 PM  

BlazeTrailer: The Wack: rga184: BeesNuts: At this point, fark it.  What's one more impending apocalypse?  Toss it on the pile.  It's right over ... :gestures at everything:

I think humanity will be really disappointed if we are able to clone dinosaurs.  They'll just look like birds.

I was already disappointed when I found out they were just basically big birds... Feathers are cool and all, but they take a lot of the scary/powerful edge off of the Thunder Lizards

It's a little more complicated than that. Today's birds are descendants of dinosaurs, but only the bird-like dinosaurs (somewhat obviously). Entire families of dinosaurs died out that had little or nothing to do with that lineage.

So there are definitely others that would seem exotic. But I think you guys are underselling the wonder that even the bird-like dinosaurs would bring


Agreed, I think the fact that certain dinosaurs had feathers is supremely cool. Everything being giant green monsters isn't as cool as the variety from different combinations of: scales, armor, feathers and striking colors. It makes the world back then seem even more exotic and alien.
 
2021-09-24 8:15:50 PM  

Bootysama: Everything being giant green monsters isn't as cool as the variety from different combinations of: scales, armor, feathers and striking colors.


You apparently have not noticed the various colors of snakes.
 
2021-09-24 10:25:24 PM  
What a turkey-sized dinosaur might look like:
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2021-09-25 7:56:23 AM  

BeesNuts: At this point, fark it.  What's one more impending apocalypse?  Toss it on the pile.  It's right over ... :gestures at everything:


Meh.  The only reason the Jurassic Park films work is because guns don't work in the world of JP.  They are either wielded by incompetents, intentionally sabotaged, or unable to be effectively employed because of some circumstance.

In the real world, if you had dinosaurs escape into the US like happens at the end of "Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom", you know what you'd end up with?

Some very busy taxidermists.
 
2021-09-25 8:58:20 AM  
wonder what it would taste like on  a bun?
 
2021-09-25 9:21:16 AM  

Gemcee: wonder what it would taste like on  a bun?


Tastes like chicken, natch.
 
2021-09-25 12:24:18 PM  

dionysusaur: We already have turkey-sized dinosaurs.  They're called turkeys.


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