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We will finally know what dinosaur tastes like!

Discussion in 'Off-Topic' started by Che Guava, Dec 3, 2007.

  1. Che Guava

    Che Guava The Juicy Revolutionary

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    ...though it might be a little past the expiry date..! ;)



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    Amazing! I can't even imagine all the things we can learn form a find like this.
     
  2. Swedishguy

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    It's time to clone some Hadrosauruses! :nya:
     
  3. Cheezy the Wiz

    Cheezy the Wiz Socialist In A Hurry

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    yeah, thats how i like my carrion
     
  5. Tank_Guy#3

    Tank_Guy#3 Lion of Lehistan

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    Very interesting.
     
  6. West 36

    West 36 Can count up to 4

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    Let's do it!:scan:
    This is great, it'll be good just to compare what we think dinosaurs are like to what they actually are, and see if we're doing any good.
     
  7. El_Machinae

    El_Machinae Colour vision since 2018 Retired Moderator

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    I'd like to own that CT scanner

    "This here is Betsy. She's analysed everything from space shuttle components to dinosaur fossils"
     
  8. philippe

    philippe FYI, I chase trains.

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    the cloned dinosaur would die immediatly unless you put him forever in a sterile enviroment :p
     
  9. Luckymoose

    Luckymoose The World is Mine

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    You don't know that. But I think it would be awesome to farm dinosaurs and have luxury leather and steaks.
     
  10. philippe

    philippe FYI, I chase trains.

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    So the DNA of the dino will be sufficient to:

    1: survive modern-day bacteria?

    2: the cost alone for one steak would be dazzling! unfit and unethical, they died out, it's nature let it go it's course...
     
  11. El_Machinae

    El_Machinae Colour vision since 2018 Retired Moderator

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    The modern day bacteria might be pretty useless against the dinosaur, actually. A bacteria tends to evolve with its host organisms, as a low-grade parasite (and then is only a problem when it jumps to a close species).

    The more evolutionarily isolated you are from a parasite''s host, the lower likelihood of it actually harming you. That's why you can swim in water that is full of fish parasites (even if your immune system hasn't seen them before) because the parasites aren't evolved to affect you.

    This is also why Austrailian bush-meat is 'healthier' for us than (say) beef or pig - because cows are closer to us (evolutionarily) they are more likely to have parasites that affect us.
     
  12. philippe

    philippe FYI, I chase trains.

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    :goodjob: I withdraw point one, but I will remain at point #2: ok we can do it, but then what, we resurrected a species "cause it's cool"? Spend the money on medical research first, but if someone want's to invest them, let them i always wanted a decent remake of the Jurassic park :mischief:
     
  13. West 36

    West 36 Can count up to 4

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    Yes, and I will smite you if you think spending millions of dollars on recreating a long extinct being with no practical purpose is a bad thing.
     
  14. Che Guava

    Che Guava The Juicy Revolutionary

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    True dat. Although, I have to wonder what the chances of them catching some kind of bird flu or viral infection that's a little more broad-spectrum.

    But even more interesting that the DNA is the tissue patterns they can now deduce about these dinos. Sounds like they were a bit stockierha than previously thought. I wonder if they could make any guesses at colouring given that they have the pattern and could probably make fair guesses and what kind of hues would be good for camouflage 67 M years ago...
     
  15. cubsfan6506

    cubsfan6506 Got u

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    Ughh leftovers again.
     
  16. White Elk

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    The soft tissue they speak of is fossilized. There is no organic matter, only mineral. There is no DNA to extract. What is unique about this find is that these soft tissues managed to be fossilized... not that these tissues remained organic. Organs and skin and cartilage and such are not normally fossilized.

    From the article...
     
  17. West 36

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    Thanks Sgt. BUZZKILL!!! :p Ah well, I knew this, but wanted to ignore it because Jurassic Park IRL would pwn. Thanks for the reality check (cheque)!
     
  18. Che Guava

    Che Guava The Juicy Revolutionary

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    Naturally. But it's hard to make silly comments about fossils without making a creationism thread :mischief:
     
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    It would be cool for sure. But I figured people who didn't realize this
    would probably want to know the truth sooner than later lol.

    I once worked for a Paleontologist and it was frustrating to me that only the teeth of the massive mesozoic sharks survived fossilization. They have cartilage instead of bones.
     

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