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Dino Talk Mar. 1-4, 2002: A Dinosaur Forum


"Here's something ironic:"

That often happens, especially to dinosaurs.

When dinosaurs where first found, Gideon Mantell, Dean William Buckland and Richard Owen thought of them as warm-blooded, agile, animals, they even made connections between them and birds. Then, closer to Victorian times, the view of dinosaurs began to change. A quote from Ian Malcolm: "...they where made slow, lethargic, and dumb." The logic was that as they where extinct there must have been good reason. But then with the help of people like Sereno and Ostrom we began to see Dinosaurs the way they realy where, varied, diverse, often very agile creatures that ruled the world for 125 million years with good reason.

BTW, (you should try using it Tom G!) my picture won't be out soon, I pay great attention to detail and take ages.

I know that stegosaurs had three toes on their pes, but how many on their arms? It's either four or five, but I think five. Can anyone help me?
from da masta, age ?, ?, ?, ; March 4, 2002


Thanks for usng me in your story Tim!
from Gianna, age ?, ?, ?, ?; March 4, 2002


"Here's a trivia question:
By who and when was Deinonychus described."

John Ostrom, in 1969. You picked the best known dinosaur in terms of by who and when it was named, Tim.

Here's something to get people thinking!

When was the Thyreophora first proposed by Nopcsa?

Chortle! And no I didn't search encyclopedias for the most solid fact I could find. It would be nowhere NEAR the difficulty level of this question. The archosauria question was real hard. I didn't get it. In fact, I didn't even try. But try this one if you're good at these questions. Tim I'm especially looking at you, you're good with dates.
from da masta, age ?, ?, ?, ; March 4, 2002


Here's a trivia question:
By who and when was Deinonychus described.

from Tim M., age ?, ?, ?, ?; March 3, 2002


Here's something ironic:
Fredrich Von Huene, the Paleontologist who coined the terms Carnosauria and Coelurosauria, regarded Tyrannosaurs as Coelurosaurs. However, for decades Tyrannosaurs were thought to belong to the "Carnosauria", which for a long time was an informal that incorperated all Therepods that were big, with big skulls. It wasn't until the 90's that it was finnaly accepted that Tyrannosaurs were Coelurosaurs, as Von Huene first recognized.

from Tim M., age ?, ?, ?, ?; March 3, 2002


Good stuff T - Master.

You leave one wanting more!
from da masta, age ?, ?, ?; March 3, 2002


"What do you mean?"

I mean that if millions of good citizens just went missing pepole would notice. Many very important people. The government. They wouldn't sit in their expensive leather chairs twiddling their thumbs, I think the army would be checking that forest out. It would probably get nerve gassed actually.
from da masta, age ?, ?, ?, ?; March 3, 2002


""Di LOHF oh saw rus" is the correct way, but "Di LOAF oh saw rus" is just the same but with a strong American accent. It's not wrong, though.
from da masta, age 14, Birmingham, West Midlands, England, ; March 2, 2002"

from da masta, age ?, ?, ?, ?; March 3, 2002


"Yes, I wrote you back (to the e-mail address they were sent from). None of the appliations I have can open psf files. If you could resend them in jpg or gif format, I can post them. The program you created them in can probably change the format. JC"

Ok..I'll try to change it to jpg
from Tom G, age ?, ?, ?, ?; March 2, 2002
It's online. JC


"but "Di LOAF oh saw rus" is just the same but with a strong American accent."
I seriously doubt that's an American accent. I always say "Di Loff oh sore us". Nobody I know says it with a "Loaf". I always thought it was a European accent! But anyway, you're right.

from Tim M., age ?, ?, ?, ?; March 2, 2002


JC have you got the pictures i sent a few days ago?
from Tom G, age ?, ?, ?, ?; March 2, 2002
Yes, I wrote you back (to the e-mail address they were sent from). None of the appliations I have can open psf files. If you could resend them in jpg or gif format, I can post them. The program you created them in can probably change the format. JC


"Wouldn't the uS armybe, not to put too fine a point, a little interested Gianna?"

What do you mean?
from Gianna, age ?, ?, ?, ?; March 2, 2002


"when millions of dead bodies HAPPEN to turn up here"

Wouldn't the US army be, not to put too fine a point, a little interested Gianna? And maybe NATO and the UN as well?
from da masta, age ?, ?, ?, ; March 2, 2002


""and, do you pronounce Dilophosaurus Di LOAF oh saw rus, or Di LOHF oh saw rus?"
It depends on the perrson who's pronounces it."

"Di LOHF oh saw rus" is the correct way, but "Di LOAF oh saw rus" is just the same but with a strong American accent. It's not wrong, though.
from da masta, age 14, Birmingham, West Midlands, England, ; March 2, 2002


"and, do you pronounce Dilophosaurus Di LOAF oh saw rus, or Di LOHF oh saw rus?"
It depends on the perrson who's pronounces it.

from Tim M., age ?, ?, ?, ?; March 2, 2002


"That's why I'd never want to live there."
Well, if you live in Fremont, you live near the Hayward fault. So it doesn't matter.

from Tim M., age ?, ?, ?, ?; March 2, 2002


"Da Masta, can I use the dinosaurs that you put in your DWF? You know, like that one that walks like a gorilla and has razor-sharp claws. If you say yes, I'll probably make a few more DWF episodes on my own. Please!!!!!!!!!!!!!

P.S. I won't do anything to mess up your story, don't worry."

Sure! That's the terroraptor prototype.

There are more geneered dinosaurs though; poisonous pterodactyls (I know they're not dinosaurs) with swarming instincts, _Dilophosaurus Culturatus_, it spits poisonous spines, and geneered carnotauruses which can chameleonically change colour. Basically the Terrorist Rex fans infest the whole nearby town with them, (a bit like Resident Evil 2) and I'll try not to reveal more. I'm still writing, though I'm researching (often fruitlessly) and thinking about what'll happen more. I have much less time to write now though.

Oh, and there'll be Raptor-Human crosses which can scuttle up walls and on ceilings too. Once I get into it the story'll mainly follow the survivors as they try to get back to civilisation.
If any of you have any objections to being IN IT (yes, including rare people like T - Master,) then please tell me. Joe Bob you're especially important in it though, so if any objections then say so.

from da masta, age ?, ?, ?, ?; March 1, 2002


"Tim, living near the San Andreas faultline must be wicked!"
It's fun knowing your living near one of the most famous Geological formations in the world. I am no more than a mile from the fault right here in my living room. San Andreas runs through the Santa Cruz moinatains, and I'm in the foothills. But, like when you standing at the foot of a highly active volcano, you are a bit unerved. Especially when you know the next Loma Prieta size Earthquake will happen anytime in the next 30 years. But knowing how to survive an Earthquake is a way of life in places like these.

from Tim M., age ?, ?, ?, ?; March 1, 2002


I don't live that near the San Andreas faultine, but get this straight.

IF YOU LIVE NEAR THE FAULT, YOU GET EARTHQUAKES.

That's why I'd never want to live there.

and, do you pronounce Dilophosaurus Di LOAF oh saw rus, or Di LOHF oh saw rus? I've heard it both ways.
from Gianna, age ?, ?, ?, ?; March 1, 2002


Maybe I should always put up my EM@il. I am a bit paranoid, after all. And I won't be able to come here every day; when my parents found out that my maths homework was below average they banned me of my computer games for months. At least they still let me come here.

Tim, living near the San Andreas faultline must be wicked! I'd love to go there. I've heard so much about it!
from da masta, age ?, ?, ?, ; March 1, 2002


"I SAW A TYPE OF MONKY THAT WHEN ANGRY IT THROWS ITS CRAP AT YOU. I DONT KNOW ITS NAME"

Possibly black-handed spider monkeys, _Ateles geoffroyi_.
I'm not an expert on primates, though. I'm sure I read an article in a magazine somewhere, possibly _Wildlife_, or _Nature_, about monkeys which scream and lob excrement at intruders.

from da masta, age ?, ?, ?, ?; March 1, 2002


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