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Bernd 07/03/2020 (Fri) 01:54:41 [Preview] No. 38289
How do we know that they are actually putting the skeletons back together properly? Sometime I wonder.

Bernd 07/03/2020 (Fri) 05:21:38 [Preview] No.38290 del
Maybe dinosaurs really did look like dragons.

Bernd 07/03/2020 (Fri) 05:36:50 [Preview] No.38292 del
I liek hominid reconstructions. From a tooth, or some bone fragments.

Bernd 07/03/2020 (Fri) 09:47:59 [Preview] No.38309 del
>How do we know that they are actually putting the skeletons back together properly?

We don't. Paleontologists using biology research, comparative analysis and common sense, but in reality there is plenty of assumptions.

Many extinct species were reconstructed by few bones, or even part of jaw. They comparing phenotype traits of bones to other, better known animals, and use their as model. That way is pretty sane, but may give errors of course. But we may never know.

Bernd 07/03/2020 (Fri) 10:00:57 [Preview] No.38310 del
Do we know if dinosaurs really existed?

Bernd 07/03/2020 (Fri) 16:49:15 [Preview] No.38325 del
Book very related. It has some nice reimaginations of dinos, and hypothetical reconstructions of contemporary animals, meanwhile discusses the pitfalls of this profession.
I remember once we had a discussion about this.

Ofc. Raptor Jesus went extinct for our sins.

Bernd 07/03/2020 (Fri) 17:11:48 [Preview] No.38326 del
This is absurd. There are intricacies in bone wear and shape that would tell you that a cow is absolutely not a speed runner. There are also fossils with impressions of flesh which give a better idea of what is around the bones. Albeit I am a geochemist, but from talking with my paleontology colleagues it is nowhere near as all the images that have been posted make it out to be.

Bernd 07/03/2020 (Fri) 17:22:18 [Preview] No.38327 del
What if those bones aren't available? I picked that illustration because that looks breddy cool. In general the book shows the gaps of information, or gives explanations. Before you judge, check the fucking book.

Bernd 07/03/2020 (Fri) 18:39:51 [Preview] No.38328 del
As I said, "dinosaur bones" could've been the dragons of mythology.

Bernd 07/03/2020 (Fri) 19:20:44 [Preview] No.38329 del
Bones could inspire the legend. Maybe was mentioned before, a species of dwarf elephant lived on the islands of the Mediterranean until it went extinct bout 10K years ago. Their skulls could be the basis of the idea of cyclops.

Bernd 07/04/2020 (Sat) 00:48:31 [Preview] No.38333 del
Nobody would take Dragons seriously if they looked like that. And if it tried to fly it would just do a flip and land on it's big head.

Bernd 07/04/2020 (Sat) 06:09:22 [Preview] No.38335 del
https://youtube.com/watch?v=2uOu-HGJMxs [Embed]

gawrsh, i'd hate that job

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