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justboatonic

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Dinosaurs survived the meteor!
« on: January 28, 2011, 08:37:35 PM »

New research suggest the dinos didnt die out at the time of the meteor thought to have impacted on what is now the Yucatan Pennisular. The meteor extinction theory is widely accepted as the cause of the dinos disapperance but others have challenged this theory.

Now, research on a dino bone has shown it to be 64 million years old, meaning it post dates the Yucatan meteor by nearly a million years!

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/science/dinosaurs/8288863/Dinosaurs-survived-for-at-least-700000-years-after-meteorite-collision.html

Many palaeontologists believe that all non-avian dinosaurs disappeared almost 66 million years ago - after debris from the meteorite blocked out the sun and caused extreme climate conditions, killing vegetation worldwide.

But new tests on a fossilised bone of a plant eating dinosaur discovered in New Mexico found that it was only 64.8 million years old - meaning that it was alive about 700,000 years after it was thought to have died.
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Re: Dinosaurs survived the meteor!
« Reply #1 on: January 28, 2011, 08:41:35 PM »

So what's new? Haven't they just sacked a couple of dinosaurs from Sky TV?
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Re: Dinosaurs survived the meteor!
« Reply #2 on: January 28, 2011, 09:03:11 PM »

Thing is, its speculation in the first place it was a meteor that wiped them out, well the majority, remember croc's and some other animals are still prehistoric in origin by barely evolving further over the past 60+ million years.

As always its best guess with the 'experts' in these area's we will never really know unless Einsteins theory of relativity, time travel and bending space, become reality and we can go back and see what really happened.

Until then, unless any real proof comes up, take it as a pinch of salt cos its most likely some young enthusiastic plonker trying to make a name for himself.

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Re: Dinosaurs survived the meteor!
« Reply #3 on: January 28, 2011, 09:12:22 PM »

what the torygraph doesn't say is, that the older the piece for radio carbon dating is, the less accurate the reading, and once of such age, the degree of accuracy is actually plus or minus 4% of that age.........so yes it could have lived long after, but then again, it might have died long before the meteorite clash.

a case of bending the facts to suit your hypothesis.

as they say on fleet street.....don't let the facts get in the way of a good story. %)

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Re: Dinosaurs survived the meteor!
« Reply #4 on: January 28, 2011, 09:24:37 PM »

what the torygraph doesn't say is, that the older the piece for radio carbon dating is, the less accurate the reading, and once of such age, the degree of accuracy is actually plus or minus 4% of that age.........so yes it could have lived long after, but then again, it might have died long before the meteorite clash.

a case of bending the facts to suit your hypothesis.

as they say on fleet street.....don't let the facts get in the way of a good story. %)



Oh but they did!

'They believe if their new uranium-lead dating technique bears out on more fossil samples then the KT extinction paradigm and the end of the dinosaurs will have to be revised.'

So clearly they are saying the process needs to be repeated on more samples and if the results are consistent, then the extinction theory needs to be revisited.
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Re: Dinosaurs survived the meteor!
« Reply #5 on: January 28, 2011, 09:33:41 PM »

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if the results are consistent, then the extinction theory needs to be revisited.

You mean they might be still here...... among us?  :o :o :o
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« Reply #6 on: January 28, 2011, 09:40:42 PM »

You mean they might be still here...... among us?  :o :o :o

No,

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« Reply #7 on: January 28, 2011, 09:41:45 PM »

You mean they might be still here...... among us?  :o :o :o

There's an opportunity for a mother in law joke if ever I saw one!  :embarrassed: :D :} ok2 :-)
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« Reply #8 on: January 29, 2011, 12:15:33 AM »

 :-)) :-)) :} :} :} :} :} :embarrassed: :embarrassed: :embarrassed: :embarrassed: :D :D :D :D

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Re: Dinosaurs survived the meteor!
« Reply #9 on: January 29, 2011, 01:12:59 AM »

I thought they all got pierages and now sit in the house of Lords  {-)
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« Reply #10 on: January 29, 2011, 02:54:38 AM »

You mean they might be still here...... among us?  :o :o :o

I am sure they would get a warm welcome on ModelBoatMayhem.  %) ok2
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« Reply #11 on: January 29, 2011, 07:53:06 AM »

Looks that they might be abolishing the ones in The House of Lords.Few less Dinosaurs To feed at taxpayers expense.John.
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« Reply #12 on: January 29, 2011, 10:41:28 AM »

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So clearly they are saying the process needs to be repeated on more sample
Which translates to "Please extend my research budget so that I can continue living in the style to which I have become accustomed"
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« Reply #13 on: January 29, 2011, 12:32:06 PM »

Which translates to "Please extend my research budget so that I can continue living in the style to which I have become accustomed"

If you read the article, you'll see that comment is a footnote by the torygraph. Therefore in no way are the research team saying as you propose, 'please increase my research budget........................' for the rather disingenuous reason you suggest.
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« Reply #15 on: January 29, 2011, 05:39:03 PM »

You mean they might be still here...... among us?  :o :o :o


i always thought Kenneth Clarke in the current cabinet WAS one, {-) {-) {-)
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Re: Dinosaurs survived the meteor!
« Reply #16 on: January 30, 2011, 10:24:13 AM »

Nah.... Dinosaurs were successful, if you believe Paleontologists,as group of species they lasted for 65 million years.... Mankind at this rate a 2-3 millon years tops :D 
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