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Re: Keyser's science thread.

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Re: Keyser's science thread.

Postby Cenobite » Sun Nov 29, 2015 12:14 am



They were a very clever people but in this case it is just an example of pareidolia with a bit of new age cobblers thrown in.

This discussion with links sums it up nicely.

http://www.internationalskeptics.com/fo ... p?t=245281
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Re: Keyser's science thread.

Postby Cenobite » Sun Nov 29, 2015 9:06 am

A few articles on the Saurian computer game's T.rex.

With the feathered plumage it is a far more accurate reconstruction of the Tyrant King than the rex in the recent 'Jurassic World' -whose dinosaurs, pterosaurs and mosasaurs were many decades out of date in terms of palaeo-accuracy.

http://saurian.maxmediacorp.com/?p=553

http://nerdist.com/is-this-what-tyranno ... ound-like/

For those who may be interested on Channel 5 tomorrow at 21.00 is the National Geographic special 'Dino Autopsy: T-rex'. I have never got around to watching it on Youtube but it did get some superb reviews. :thumbsup:

http://www.channel5.com/shows/dino-auto ... opsy-t-rex
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Re: Keyser's science thread.

Postby Robocop » Wed Dec 02, 2015 7:49 pm

Lovely stuff. I really must try harder to contribute something but for now, appreciate the links folks. This stuff is genuinely interesting to read so kudos chaps (and chapesses!). :thumbsup:
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Re: Keyser's science thread.

Postby Cenobite » Wed Dec 02, 2015 9:32 pm

Robocop wrote:Lovely stuff. I really must try harder to contribute something but for now, appreciate the links folks. This stuff is genuinely interesting to read so kudos chaps (and chapesses!). :thumbsup:


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Re: Keyser's science thread.

Postby Stooo » Wed Dec 02, 2015 9:42 pm

Keyser wrote:
Guest wrote:http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-28132521


I hope so... :shake head:


It's such a terribly sad situation. :shake head:

http://www.livescience.com/52889-nola-n ... -dies.html


Evolution? :dunno:
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Re: Keyser's science thread.

Postby Cenobite » Wed Dec 02, 2015 10:10 pm

Stooo wrote:
Keyser wrote:
Guest wrote:http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-28132521


I hope so... :shake head:


It's such a terribly sad situation. :shake head:

http://www.livescience.com/52889-nola-n ... -dies.html


Evolution? :dunno:


No Stu - Homo sapiens.

There is a reason that life on land has not been so very small and tame for many millions of years the (Quaternary extinction event) - and you only have to look into the mirror to find it.

Our ancestors wiped out almost every large terrestrial animal species since we began to migrate from Africa.

The Megafauna is gone forever and what a wonderful array of huge, strange and magnificent beasts on every continent there once was - until we arrived of course. :shake head:
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Re: Keyser's science thread.

Postby rollup » Wed Dec 02, 2015 10:23 pm

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Re: Keyser's science thread.

Postby Stooo » Wed Dec 02, 2015 10:40 pm

Keyser wrote:
Stooo wrote:
Keyser wrote:
Guest wrote:http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-28132521


I hope so... :shake head:


It's such a terribly sad situation. :shake head:

http://www.livescience.com/52889-nola-n ... -dies.html


Evolution? :dunno:


No Stu - Homo sapiens.

There is a reason that life on land has not been so very small and tame for many millions of years the (Quaternary extinction event) - and you only have to look into the mirror to find it.

Our ancestors wiped out almost every large terrestrial animal species since we began to migrate from Africa.

The Megafauna is gone forever and what a wonderful array of huge, strange and magnificent beasts on every continent there once was - until we arrived of course. :shake head:


Er, yeah. Survival of the fittest and all that :ooer:
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Re: Keyser's science thread.

Postby Cenobite » Wed Dec 02, 2015 11:17 pm

Stooo wrote:
Keyser wrote:
Stooo wrote:
Keyser wrote:
Guest wrote:http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-28132521


I hope so... :shake head:


It's such a terribly sad situation. :shake head:

http://www.livescience.com/52889-nola-n ... -dies.html


Evolution? :dunno:


No Stu - Homo sapiens.

There is a reason that life on land has not been so very small and tame for many millions of years the (Quaternary extinction event) - and you only have to look into the mirror to find it.

Our ancestors wiped out almost every large terrestrial animal species since we began to migrate from Africa.

The Megafauna is gone forever and what a wonderful array of huge, strange and magnificent beasts on every continent there once was - until we arrived of course. :shake head:


Er, yeah. Survival of the fittest and all that :ooer:


Perhaps tens of thousands of years ago - but in the last couple of millennia there has been no need for the endless slaughter.

Of all the animals we have a choice about what the future holds in regard to the welfare of the planet - and it is only in the last century or so that we are finally realising the value of non-human life.

As Rollup's post beautifully demonstrated we and all the other species on the planet are quite literally starstuff - I find that the atoms of our bodies were formed in the hearts of generations of long dead stars billions of years ago far more inspiring than any fictional God or creation myth.

People should remember that when they casually kill harmless spiders, insects and the like - let alone mindless destruction of endangered animals for the sake of it.

Then again when you see what humans have done and continue to do to each other throughout history it is not really surprising.

Under the veneer of civilisation we are still the same savage Pleistocene ape that conquered the world.
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Re: Keyser's science thread.

Postby rollup » Wed Dec 02, 2015 11:24 pm

Man ....the missing link between ape and human.
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Re: Keyser's science thread.

Postby Cenobite » Thu Dec 03, 2015 12:07 pm

Bugger off all you arachnophobes - it's Peacock spider time!
A couple of stories from National Geographic on these beautiful little cuties - how can anyone ever dislike an animal with a name like 'Sparklemuffin'? :wubwub:

http://news.nationalgeographic.com/2015 ... w-species/

http://news.nationalgeographic.com/2015 ... s-science/

Photographerr Yurgen Otto's superb little vidoes.

https://www.youtube.com/user/Peacockspiderman/videos

Finally dancing to YMCA! :pmsl:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xYIUFEQeh3g

Another remarkable example of the astonishing durability of some biological materials - original blood-vessels that have been preserved in the 80 million year old fossilised remains of the Hadrosaur Brachylophosaurus canadensis.

http://phys.org/news/2015-12-blood-vess ... ossil.html

Piss off Avengers - if you want real superpowers it's far better to be a Gecko.

http://www.bbc.com/earth/story/20151128 ... eir-skills
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Re: Keyser's science thread.

Postby Cenobite » Sat Dec 05, 2015 5:16 pm

Seven of the most ingenious predators on earth.

Then the latest astonishing high resolution images of Pluto - whoever would ever have predicted the little dwarf planet would be so fascinating?

New Horizons has been a triumph for NASA as it travels on through the freezing stygian blackness of the Kuiper Belt and shows just what humans are capable off when we continue in our quest for scientific knowledge.

http://www.bbc.com/earth/story/20151201 ... techniques

http://phenomena.nationalgeographic.com ... ful-world/

http://phys.org/news/2015-12-horizons-images-pluto.html

http://www.forbes.com/sites/startswitha ... -universe/
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