Jun 13, 2007

That's a big damn sparrow!



From the Rocky Mountain News this morning:
In this image released by the Institute of Vertebrate Paleontology & Paleoanthropology in Beijing today, an artists impression of a newly discovered Gigantoraptor dinosaur is seen with other smaller dinosaurs. Fossilized bones uncovered in the Erlian Basin of northern China's Inner Mongolia region show the Gigantoraptor erlianensis was about 26 feet in length and weighed 3,000 pounds, said Xu Xing, a paleontologist at the Institute. The discovery of the giant, birdlike dinosaur indicates a more complicated evolutionary process for birds than originally thought, scientists said.

9 comments:

  1. Spooney10:19 AM

    In that picture he looks like a big 'ol queen: "sthay guys, how's things over at the watering hole?"
    The other dinosaurs are running away from his extreme gayness! Not that there's anything wrong with that.

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  2. Spooney: You are right! Now I can't look at the pic without laughing!

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  3. Are you a bird geek too?

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  4. Not really Kristi, I am more of a general purpose Geek, and am unwilling to devote my full geekyness quotient to any one subject.

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  5. you know, my pastor said that SATAN put those bones there to lead us away from the Path of the Lord.

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  6. I just met with another pastor who said that the artist should have put Adam and Eve in the background.

    WHO AM i TO BELIEVE, SKY DAD?! I'M SO CORN-FUUUUSED!!

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  7. Don't believe anybody but me BO, and then only believe me about 1/2 the time! ;^)

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  8. COOL!! That would have been great eatin' for Thanksgiving!
    ;-)

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  9. As long as they were both flightless AND tasty, who cares?

    Doc

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