Dinosaucers Five-Issue Mini Is a Thing
Posted 09 December 2017 - 04:15 PM
Aw man, it's freakin' "Pluto is a planet...then it isn't...then it is..." all over again!
Not really. Like NVK alluded to, the entire non-argument about Pluto happened after the facts about Pluto were known. It was at a time in history believed to be much larger than it was, and thus classified as a planet, but there was no strict definition to the classification. It was gradually revealed that it was quite small, and then other similarly-sized objects were discovered, etc., and then the non-argument happened.
With tyrannosaurus, it was recognized that the larger group of relatives they're a part of definitely had feathers, but there were some scaly skin impressions for certain areas of the body, and then more showed up and it was eventually demonstrated that tyrannosaurs definitely didn't have any plumage. But there were already other reasons to be skeptical. Some people saw feathered tyrannosaurs as a reasonable best guess for constructions based on definitely feathery relatives with similar bodies and niches, like Yutyrannus and so on, so that's how some people depicted tyrannosaurs for a while, but it wasn't like anyone was claiming a confirmed reality.
So maybe it is like Pluto in that you have to actually understand the science to successfully maintain opinions about it, but.
To be fair, a display crest on the head might actually not be ruled out, so maybe this guy's fine. Aside from being a 90s comic character design in 2017 representing an 80s cartoon, I mean.
I'm not complaining, means at least one Dinosaur is saved from ridiculousness.
You know, feathered dinosaurs get an awful lot of attention since they're largely the awesome ones, but you're aware it's a tiny subset of the whole set of dinosaurs, right? Like, one branch of theropods. I kinda think the only reason it's a thing in the public consciousness is the Jurassic Park movie, which featured two charismatic species from said subset as its main attractions, but the irony runs deep given that the book was itself inspired by then-recent-ish discoveries of how birdlike that group was....
Edited by Copper Bezel, 09 December 2017 - 04:15 PM.
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Shouldn't gravity be doing something?
Of course there's a figure of Rodimus as some kind of animal girl. Why would I be surprised by this?
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