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Dinosaurs
« on: 11/01/2005 14:55:08 »
EDIT:Chat about facts of dinosaurs
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Re: Dinosaurs
« Reply #1 on: 11/01/2005 15:46:55 »
Dinosaurs lived a long time ago.

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Re: Dinosaurs
« Reply #3 on: 12/01/2005 14:56:44 »
ahhhhhh i know dinosaurs lived a long time ago...........n a few more. im not so dumb.
 

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Re: Dinosaurs
« Reply #4 on: 12/01/2005 17:19:14 »
Why is this in chat section... if we are going to have a sensible discussion on our Dino friends... then i'll move it to geology/palaeontology!

So anything to add APART from them being tens of millions of years old?
 

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Re: Dinosaurs
« Reply #5 on: 12/01/2005 21:04:18 »
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Originally posted by Predator_X

ahhhhhh i know dinosaurs lived a long time ago...........n a few more. im not so dumb.



well what facts do you want to know ?...I did provide you with three links to a myriad of information !

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Re: Dinosaurs
« Reply #6 on: 03/02/2005 10:29:29 »
erm. Dinosaurs lived longer than we have so far.
And noone is really sure about what colour they really were. It just makes sense that they were camouflaged. But they could have been baby blue! [:p]
 

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Re: Dinosaurs
« Reply #7 on: 08/02/2005 20:50:16 »
i met a dinosaur once and he was very offended by people who thought that dinosaurs were baby blue!

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Re: Dinosaurs
« Reply #8 on: 09/02/2005 08:55:05 »
whats a dino...whatsit???????

my mouse is nude
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Re: Dinosaurs
« Reply #9 on: 09/02/2005 17:09:26 »
well put some damn clothes on it!!!! this site is family-oriented!  We can't have naked mice running around everywhere.  What if children are watching?!

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Re: Dinosaurs
« Reply #10 on: 09/02/2005 22:34:54 »
Yeah, only naked scientists allowed. Now, that's a scary thought. Where would the pens go without the pocket protector.
 

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Re: Dinosaurs
« Reply #11 on: 22/02/2005 14:54:57 »
I'm sorry to have offended the dinosaur. I really didn't mean to. ;)
I'm pretty sure that there are species of mice who are nude.. I think..?
eep. Naked scientists. Actually LOL! It's quite funny. How did this forum get this name?
 

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Re: Dinosaurs
« Reply #12 on: 23/02/2005 08:51:23 »
After the website to which it belongs - http://www.thenakedscientists.com/

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Re: Dinosaurs
« Reply #13 on: 14/03/2005 12:53:47 »
Thanks, that helped a lot..! So why was the website named The Naked Scientists?
 

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Re: Dinosaurs
« Reply #14 on: 14/03/2005 19:37:17 »
This link tells the story of the naked scientists, in a nutshell, and has links to other items and articles that have been written about what we do :

http://nakedscientists.com/HTML/Background/Background.htm
 

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Re: Dinosaurs
« Reply #15 on: 14/04/2005 17:26:37 »
For many years dinosaurs were thought to be cold blooded. The general concensus now is that they were in fact warm blooded. There was after all a 50% chance of getting it either right or wrong :)Still even the brightest light will cast a shadow and a stopped clock can be correct twice a day.

But this adds some serious considerations with relatively un-elevated reptiles today. Is there a connection between the heat generated in warm blooded creatures and their more upright posture than the relatively un-elevated reptiles today? For example, does a giant monitor lizard generate more heat than say an gator or a crock?

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Re: Dinosaurs
« Reply #16 on: 18/08/2005 04:28:33 »
Fact: Deinonychus was a theropod.
 

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Re: Dinosaurs
« Reply #17 on: 20/08/2005 23:30:58 »
quote:
Originally posted by Andrew K Fletcher
Is there a connection between the heat generated in warm blooded creatures and their more upright posture than the relatively un-elevated reptiles today? For example, does a giant monitor lizard generate more heat than say an gator or a crock?


There are some fairly flat mammals and some fairly tall lizards so I don't think shape/posture is a critical factor.  Warm and cold blooded fish too, with almost identical shapes and sizes.

Generally speaking, cold bloodedness (real word?)seems the more successful strategy in the long term - many warm blooded species have come and gone over the last hundred million years or so but the shark and crocodile go on and on!
 

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Re: Dinosaurs
« Reply #18 on: 31/08/2005 20:53:47 »
Hi people,

This is an interesting thread, and I came accross this which may be relevant: http://www.newscientist.com/channel/life/dinosaurs/dn7746 [nofollow]

It seems that Massospondylus carinatus hatchlings 'crawled', only developing an erect posture later in life (I don't know how much later; I read somewhere that Massospondylus could live to the age of about 70, but I reckon they probably only crawled during their formative years).

A word of caution though, this may only apply to Prosauropod dinosaurs - perhaps only Massospondylus itself.

 

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Re: Dinosaurs
« Reply #19 on: 01/02/2006 14:24:16 »
Dinos where big no really BIG

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