This is a re-post of a thread I lost and I feel this is one (of many) is important for forums here.
In case you missed the thread the first time around, Jack Horner explains how many dinosaurs have been given new names for what was many times the same species.
Dinosaurs, just like birds, "shape-shifted" through-out their growth cycles. Scientists and museums who only wanted new dinosaur species to display often times renamed dinosaurs since scientists who make new discoveries are allowed to name the new fossil.
But one problem existed in museums...WHERE ARE THE BABY DINOSAURS?
Jack Horner: Shape-shifting dinosaurs
Uploaded on Feb 9, 2012
http://www.ted.com Where are the baby dinosaurs? In a spellbinding talk from TEDxVancouver paleontologist Jack Horner describes how slicing open fossil skulls revealed a shocking secret about some of our most beloved dinosaurs.
Jack Horner: Building a dinosaur from a chicken
Uploaded on Jun 7, 2011
http://www.ted.com Renowned paleontologist Jack Horner has spent his career trying to reconstruct a dinosaur. He's found fossils with extraordinarily well-preserved blood vessels and soft tissues, but never intact DNA. So, in a new approach, he's taking living descendants of the dinosaur (chickens) and genetically engineering them to reactivate ancestral traits — including teeth, tails, and even hands — to make a "Chickenosaurus".
Chickensaurus Paleontologist Jack Horner - Wired Interviews
Uploaded on Oct 26, 2011
Wired Senior Editor Adam Rogers interviews Regents Professor of Paleontology Jack Horner. Horner argues that chickens are the direct descendants of dinosaurs.
I enjoyed the it first time round and was quite amazed that something so simple was overlooked for so long!!
So, two or three dinosaurs could, in fact, be the same creature, just at different periods of development.
Unbelievable that so-called scientists could miss that.
But then look at 'Global warming' - oops, sorry, its now 'Climate Change' - that was cracker too!
Kinninigan wrote:Kinninigan wrote:
BUMPED FOR DINOSAUR LOVERS!
Thanks Kinni, much food for thought, I'd not seen this before
Rachelwordsmith wrote: I'm a comparative religions, anthropology, history geek and atheist with a lot to say based on untenable facts
What some species of dinosaurs, mainly in the raptor families, would really have looked like...
"Oh how I dream of the feathered raptors of ancient Lemuria"
Dino-chicken: Scientists Create Chicken with Dinosaur Snout
Published on May 12, 2015
Chicks with dino-snouts? With a little molecular tinkering, for the first time scientists have created chicken embryos with broad,Velociraptor-like muzzles in the place of their beaks. http://proxyponder.com/2015/05/dino-c...
I know my stuff when it comes to reptiles, just like I say reptilians are "bird-like". The scaled reptile stuff is reptilian fear porn
Crouching turkey, hidden dragon
Published on Apr 24, 2013
Like us, birds stand on two legs. But unlike us they 'crouch'. To explain this odd posture, scientists at the Royal Veterinary College in the UK looked at the ancestors of birds: dinosaurs. They made 3D models of various dinosaur taxa including Tyrannosaurus and the bird-like Velociraptor and Archaeopteryx. In this video, see how the models were made and what they show us about the evolution of bird locomotion and flight.
Research paper: http://dx.doi.org/10.1038/nature12059
- Related topics
- Last post