Freezing in the dark
I do not believe the crap about dinosaurs being big birds. Just becausethey share a Cloaca and a similar bone structure, does not mean theywere ever feathered. From the few bone fragments that exist with any species, there is a lotof speculation as to their overall appearance, but there is an oldsaying, If it looks like lizard, walks like a lizard and barks likea lizard, it's a lizard!
Reminded me of the James Bond flick where a character is fed to sharks to nibble on, and then a sign is put on him saying, "He was eaten by something that disagreed with him."LJ - I thought they'd found a dinosaur fossil with the feather outlines intact in the imprint?
That would be Licence To Kill starring Timothy Dalton, a very good Bond BTW. I have them all, including the original CasinoRoyale starring Barry Nelson and Peter Lorre. No RemmingtonSteele homo Bonds in my collection!Steamboat, I need you to go back to Vilmars Blog and check out avideo I posted for you about a supposed electric bike with a4kw motor, and a claimed 60MPH top speed. I need your opinionon this one. It is in the NASA story you just commented on.
Sorry, I forgot to answer the question at the end of your post.These things are almost 95 percent open to interpretation. Directevidence for any of this, does not exist. I have a hard timebelieving that a creature that weighed 17 tons and was 72 feetlong, and who's skeleton looked like a giant lizard could inany way be related to a bird, or even belong in the same family.The way I see it, the Terrible Lizards needed hollow bonestructures because of their immense weight, while birdsneeded hollow bones to be light enough to fly. As faras similar reproductive organs go, no Alligator is in anyway related to a Robin because of these two similarities.It is just like the argument about Darwinism. I recently cameup with an out of the box idea on the subject of evolution. Ihave made a false assumption hundreds of times that caused me toblow a mechanical diagnosis. This got me to thinking aboutthe classic evolutionary tree that shows man evolving directlyfrom apes.If I am an archaeologist, and I make a false assumption of theage of modern man and I am looking for some "Transitional species,"I may end up looking too far in the past to find it. What ifCro Magnon is the transitional species? Every attempt to claimthat a 2 million year old monkey skull is the missing linkwould take us farther and farther from the truth.The scientific term for a false assumption leading to blownmechanical diagnosis, is confirmation bias. Even if Cro Magnonis not the missing link, what if man came from the same tree,but not from the same branch? This same kind of thinking mayexplain why reptiles and birds share two physical traits. We share some genetic code with pigs. Does this mean we arerelated? Darwin got many answers right and many of his assumptionsare still unproven theory. What if the answer lies in the middle?
Oh shit, too many beers and too many Indiana Jones movies. Ityped archaeologist instead of paleontologist.
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