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Well, non-avian-dinosaurs still exist

#1  Postby Mr. Skeptic » Sep 09, 2018 9:03 pm








And no, they're not birds. There is a strange amount of these videos floating around on youtube. I wonder why. Well, you can debunk these at your leisure.
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Re: Well, non-avian-dinosaurs still exist

#2  Postby Cito di Pense » Sep 09, 2018 9:29 pm

Mr. Skeptic wrote:I wonder why.


Well, I don't. The Dunning-Kruger effect is much more common than really-o, truly-o non-avian dinosaurs.
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#3  Postby laklak » Sep 09, 2018 9:39 pm

If I were a cryptobiologist I'd invest in a good camera and a photography course.
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#4  Postby Mr. Skeptic » Sep 09, 2018 9:42 pm

Cito di Pense wrote:
Mr. Skeptic wrote:I wonder why.


Well, I don't. The Dunning-Kruger effect is much more common than really-o, truly-o non-avian dinosaurs.


A want to believe is more likely.
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#5  Postby Mr. Skeptic » Sep 09, 2018 9:44 pm

laklak wrote:If I were a cryptobiologist I'd invest in a good camera and a photography course.


Apparently, in a world where smartphones dominate America, some still use video cameras from 50's-70's.
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#6  Postby Thommo » Sep 09, 2018 9:58 pm

laklak wrote:If I were a cryptobiologist I'd invest in a good camera and a photography course.


But photoshop is so much cheaper.
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#7  Postby Cito di Pense » Sep 09, 2018 10:24 pm

Mr. Skeptic wrote:
Cito di Pense wrote:
Mr. Skeptic wrote:I wonder why.


Well, I don't. The Dunning-Kruger effect is much more common than really-o, truly-o non-avian dinosaurs.


A want to believe is more likely.


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#8  Postby Mr. Skeptic » Sep 11, 2018 1:51 am

Really, that was sarcasm as well. It's harder to read on text than vocals. I mostly decided that the persons who believe this is proof or evidence, are either desperate, suffer from Dunning-Kruger or all the above.
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#9  Postby Cito di Pense » Sep 11, 2018 4:56 am

Mr. Skeptic wrote:I mostly decided that the persons who believe this is proof or evidence, are either desperate, suffer from Dunning-Kruger or all the above.


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#10  Postby theropod » Sep 11, 2018 1:31 pm

All it takes to debunk that video is to study the biomechanics of non avian dinosaurs just a little. The maker of the video obviously hasn’t bothered to look into what the body of an Ornithomimus could, and could not, do. First off there are no feathers, which they most surely sported. Secondly the tail flops around like a unmanned fire hose opened to the full position. Thirdly the head and neck are held in the “death pose” commonly found in articulated fossil skeletal specimens, when in life they did not employ the ostrich-like upright arrangement, but rather this morphological feature more forward and straight.

Of course none of that matters to a faker attempting to further a conspiracy theory, or to those of the potential audience that barely passed high school level biology classes, much less understands the rigorous efforts paleontologists expend to reveal the secrets behind the lives of dinosaurs.

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#11  Postby Blackadder » Sep 11, 2018 2:34 pm

theropod wrote:All it takes to debunk that video is to study the biomechanics of non avian dinosaurs just a little. The maker of the video obviously hasn’t bothered to look into what the body of an Ornithomimus could, and could not, do. First off there are no feathers, which they most surely sported. Secondly the tail flops around like a unmanned fire hose opened to the full position. Thirdly the head and neck are held in the “death pose” commonly found in articulated fossil skeletal specimens, when in life they did not employ the ostrich-like upright arrangement, but rather this morphological feature more forward and straight.

Of course none of that matters to a faker attempting to further a conspiracy theory, or to those of the potential audience that barely passed high school level biology classes, much less understands the rigorous efforts paleontologists expend to reveal the secrets behind the lives of dinosaurs.

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I suspect you would lose the video-maker at “biomechanics”.
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#12  Postby theropod » Sep 11, 2018 5:44 pm

:this:

Probably both him and those that buy into such trash.

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#13  Postby CdesignProponentsist » Sep 11, 2018 5:45 pm

theropod wrote::this:

Probably both him and those that buy into such trash.

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Says the non-avian dinosaur :smug:
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Re: Well, non-avian-dinosaurs still exist

#14  Postby BlackBart » Sep 11, 2018 8:50 pm

So... we've got all these fucking great dinosaurs lumbering around all over the shop but the only time they're seen is on scraps of shaky video.

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#15  Postby Keep It Real » Sep 11, 2018 8:51 pm

Crocodiles FTW.
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Re: Well, non-avian-dinosaurs still exist

#16  Postby laklak » Sep 11, 2018 9:23 pm

BlackBart wrote:So... we've got all these fucking great dinosaurs lumbering around all over the shop but the only time they're seen is on scraps of shaky video.

:ask:


They're taunting us, the sneaky bastards, a characteristic shared by Bigfoot, Nessie, and extraterrestrials.
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Re: Well, non-avian-dinosaurs still exist

#17  Postby Mr. Skeptic » Sep 12, 2018 1:20 am

theropod wrote:Of course none of that matters to a faker attempting to further a conspiracy theory, or to those of the potential audience that barely passed high school level biology classes, much less understands the rigorous efforts paleontologists expend to reveal the secrets behind the lives of dinosaurs.

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Or a person that has that relies on clicks to make a quick buck off of wanna believers. No really, go to the channel that the made the second or third video. It has an amount of bullshit large enough to point where a 100 bulls shitting for a century couldn't make even a fraction of bulls fecal matter in the content of that channel. It's a hoot I'm trying to say.
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#18  Postby BlackBart » Sep 12, 2018 1:55 am

Newsflash. A website that lets anyone post videos for free has a lot of bullshit videos posted on it.
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#19  Postby Mr. Skeptic » Sep 12, 2018 2:03 am

Well, I always knew that. It's just that this (MrWolf, by the way) has it all. Vampires, Pokemon, Spiderman, you name it, it's on there.
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC5cNkY ... ZxP51_vmLw

Just go and watch it. Just for a laugh or two. It's your life man.
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#20  Postby BlackBart » Sep 12, 2018 2:26 am

I'll take your word for it. If that's how 'MrWolf' gets his jollies, good luck to him.
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