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Are you interested in Dinosaurs?

I am.....Velociraptors my fave....
but then Veggi-saurs like Tricerotops are cool too...

Have 2 Velociraptors about 16" tall springing out below my TV in the
basement..they are very realistic...in fact too damn realistic...
the eyes really creap me out..its like their thinking!

anyway...

Have been watching this marvelous series from the BBC
" Walking with Dinosaurs"..
Jurassic Park is okay....but this stuff..is way better...

The program brings so many little details into play...and the computer generated motion and color is awsome.....

I live in Calgary Alberta Canada....a few miles away is Dinosaur country...
we have the world famous Tyrell museum..and lots of interesting chaps..
like Phillip Currie.

You never know what will turn up when you go fossil hunting...

have found fossilized Dinosaur eggs...
vertebrae...10 inches in diameter...
fossiziled plants and fish...

even found a piece of a meteorite...

On to discussion:

Recently have noticed some interesting information concerning the
Birds became Dinosaurs thingy.

Some scientists have discovered dinosaur young with a DOWNY
cover of fluff...so these are like the most Nightmarish free range chickens
you could imagine.

The text books now are shifting to the construct ..that Birds are Dinosaurs after some evolution...
images of Dinosaurs covered with feathers are appearing in more programing too...

but wait a minute I say..and others line up beside me...

what about birds....

yes ..actually birds existed long before the Cretaecous period...
Loons..sea birds..diving sea birds...lots of fossiles ..lots of data...
indisputable...
some have commented that their have only been sea bird fossiles found..
recently..a scientist x-rayed a fossilized beak..and everything about it pointed to it being the beak of a PARROT...a land bird!
the x-ray showed blood vessels and the blood vessel expansion
pattern of present day parrots....the fossil is older than 65 mil

Parrots ..sitting on the shoulder of T-REX......Long John Silver would be
envious!!

there is alot of info on birds..and they go way back...

so what do we make of the Dinosaurs evolved into birds thing..
especially when birds just like today existed at the same time as
Archeoptrix...the feathered Dino bird...and long before it.

There are some interesting similarities between Dino's and Birds..
about 100 bones...
but bone position..and numbers comprising feet are different....
Dino's Have three toes forward as do birds..and there is also variation..
but some serious analysis has been done to show that evolution
could not have brought about the change in Dinosaur orthopedics
to present day Birds.

so the feet bones don't work..
there is alot of data on this..if you are interested.

Last thought....

what some are wondering..is why Birds survived the Creteacous impactors that ended the Dinosaurs reign...

some interesting times ahead...

Parting thought....i wonder if they will be able to engineer dino's soon
from DNA....i know its too late now...but it would be just the right Justice to drop a couple dozen Velociraptors off in the mountains near Osama
and the Taliban high ups....maybe velcro little American flags on their hips
..just to let them know who sent them...

yup!...would'nt mind watching video of Osama getting hunted and shredded...the look on his face would be worth it.!!


Brad

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