i had a pet dinosaurs we called a "bird"
When were velociraptor and deinonychus said to be the same species? At least 20-25 years ago (when I was learning about dinos) they were definitely not the same, and I don't remember anything saying there was a controversy. Was that one of those early-1900s controversies or something?Megalosaurus is said to be closely related to the Allosaurus. Despite it being one of the earliest samples to be excavated alongside the Iguanodon, not much is really known about this mysterious dinosaur.
Spinosaurus has gained popularity after the release of the third Jurassic Park movie, but its arms are not as long as they were portrayed in that film. Experts agree that the Tyrannosaurus would have won in real life.
Velociraptor and Deinonychus were said to be the same species, but that theory has been recently undermined. The depicted Velociraptor in the first Jurassic Park film more closely resemble the Deinonychus.
Apatosaurus was once known as "Brontosaurus".
Many experts agree that the Tyrannosaurus Rex tastes like chicken due to their similar composition. It is interesting to point out that (un)surprisingly, birds are more closely related to dinosaurs than lizards, crocodiles, and amphibians. Given how the reptiles undergo a sex change during their confinement in the egg, the catastrophes of Jurassic Parks would have been circumvented should the scientists have instead used birds and not frogs.
At the base of the dinosaur lineage that eventually led to birds there is a small group of bizarre dinosaurs called scansoriopterygids. They were very small, often with long digits and are usually reconstructed as tree-dwelling lemur-like creatures. Here Xing Xu and colleagues present what is possibly the strangest scansoriopterygid so far discovered. Named Yi qi, the tiny animal, from 160 million-year-old sediments in China, has an unusual assortment of stiff filamentous feathers and also two long bony elements attached to the wrists, unlike anything seen previously in any dinosaur. These structures, resembling extraneous bones seen in a variety of tetrapods, may have supported a membrane that might have sustained gliding flight. Traces of such a membrane are preserved with the specimen.
I don't care if you got your degree from Jesus Christ, dinosaurs were absolutely not roaming the earth any time in the last couple hundred or couple thousand years.
Misquote. I cited my education as backing for the fact that I can tell a researched opinion from a Googled answer. Also, I believe final extinction took place within several thousand years, not hundred. Nor do I believe that dinosaurs where still living within the last two thousand years. There are others who believe that but I do not. You are free to disagree but please read my posts before you comment on them. You have actually attempted to disagree with me by posting something I agree with.
Me! said:Somehow I am now a young earth creationist? This is news to me. Or maybe you've employed a false dichotomy to discredit something you've never considered for yourself.
I understand that there is no intelligent conversation to be had here as so many rhetoric based buzz words are being thrown around, but you are going to have to live with the fact that "irrefutable scientific fact" faces it's biggest critics from within the non-religious science community and that your 5th grade teacher was not an infallible source of scientific knowledge. I won't bother with a rebuttal as someone who gets defense over a passive opinion will not be able to debate as an adult.
Whether dinosaurs faced an ancient mass extinction, disappeared slowly over long ages or are still alive today living in New York City and hosting game shows, it doesn't effect the validity of religion, evolution or modern science.
I find earth chronology a pretty exciting topic and have some great source materials that challenge convention on a scientific basis from a variety of perspectives.
BTW, I have a degree in science from a major, secular, university.
It's getting too hostile to bother. For the sake of good civility I'm going to bow out of the thread so as not to stir any strife.
the only one stirring strife is you. If you don't want to backup your incredible claims then don't make them and then claim people are being hostile.