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Dinosaurs Formed by 2 Million Year Rain Event

Mon Oct 11, 2021 2:49 am

Scientists have found that 4 major periods of volcanic pulses led to a 2 million year rainy period 235 million to 233 million years ago. This event led to the formation of the dinosaurs that roamed the Earth for the next 166 million years. A very interesting way that the dinosaurs formed.
https://www.google.com/amp/s/www.scienc ... iendly/amp
 
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Re: Dinosaurs Formed by 2 Million Year Rain Event

Tue Oct 12, 2021 1:46 am

Facinating. From your link

A similar cycle of volcanic activity and environmental change starting about 184 million years ago may have paved the way for the biggest of all dinos, long-necked sauropods, to lumber into dominance


Interesting that the species were so humidity loving. So much for time travel back and setting up a farm, it would be rained out.

Not to mention that giant astroid that ended the dinos and setup the mammals.

But we still have birds...

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Re: Dinosaurs Formed by 2 Million Year Rain Event

Tue Oct 12, 2021 2:27 am

lightsaber wrote:
Facinating. From your link

A similar cycle of volcanic activity and environmental change starting about 184 million years ago may have paved the way for the biggest of all dinos, long-necked sauropods, to lumber into dominance


Interesting that the species were so humidity loving. So much for time travel back and setting up a farm, it would be rained out.

Not to mention that giant astroid that ended the dinos and setup the mammals.

But we still have birds...

Lightsaber

I have been quite surprised that there has not been any form of conversation on this thread.
 
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Re: Dinosaurs Formed by 2 Million Year Rain Event

Tue Oct 12, 2021 2:39 am

21st C man: “oh, climate change is raising the temps 2C, it’s terrible”.

Ancient Gods, “hold my beer, I’ve got rain for 2 million years coming at ya!”
 
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Re: Dinosaurs Formed by 2 Million Year Rain Event

Tue Oct 12, 2021 3:10 am

GalaxyFlyer wrote:
21st C man: “oh, climate change is raising the temps 2C, it’s terrible”.

Ancient Gods, “hold my beer, I’ve got rain for 2 million years coming at ya!”


I mean, we hadn't built Miami yet. No one's saying life on Earth isn't resilient. It's the things we've made that are... built to tighter tolerances.
 
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Re: Dinosaurs Formed by 2 Million Year Rain Event

Tue Oct 12, 2021 3:15 am

Newark727 wrote:
GalaxyFlyer wrote:
21st C man: “oh, climate change is raising the temps 2C, it’s terrible”.

Ancient Gods, “hold my beer, I’ve got rain for 2 million years coming at ya!”


I mean, we hadn't built Miami yet. No one's saying life on Earth isn't resilient. It's the things we've made that are... built to tighter tolerances.


And, at some future time, they all come tumbling down and washed away. It’s pure pride that says what we have built is immutable. We could all be blown away in blink of an eye by an unseen asteroid. “Ashes to ashes, dust to dust…”
 
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Re: Dinosaurs Formed by 2 Million Year Rain Event

Tue Oct 12, 2021 4:05 am

GalaxyFlyer wrote:
Newark727 wrote:
GalaxyFlyer wrote:
21st C man: “oh, climate change is raising the temps 2C, it’s terrible”.

Ancient Gods, “hold my beer, I’ve got rain for 2 million years coming at ya!”


I mean, we hadn't built Miami yet. No one's saying life on Earth isn't resilient. It's the things we've made that are... built to tighter tolerances.


And, at some future time, they all come tumbling down and washed away. It’s pure pride that says what we have built is immutable. We could all be blown away in blink of an eye by an unseen asteroid. “Ashes to ashes, dust to dust…”


The meteor could strike next Sunday, and we'd still have our choices as to what to do with our lives in the interceding week. And in that one week, did we make the world a better place, or a worse one? Sure, Miami was never going to last - but we can still do a favor for the people who live there.
 
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Re: Dinosaurs Formed by 2 Million Year Rain Event

Tue Oct 12, 2021 8:40 pm

Don’t you hate it when it rains for 2 million years…
 
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Re: Dinosaurs Formed by 2 Million Year Rain Event

Tue Oct 12, 2021 8:51 pm

LCDFlight wrote:
Don’t you hate it when it rains for 2 million years…


Makes it very hard to plan picnics.
 
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Re: Dinosaurs Formed by 2 Million Year Rain Event

Tue Oct 12, 2021 9:13 pm

LCDFlight wrote:
Don’t you hate it when it rains for 2 million years…

It never rains in California...

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I am positive some will not understand the reference.
 
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Re: Dinosaurs Formed by 2 Million Year Rain Event

Tue Oct 12, 2021 11:39 pm

GalaxyFlyer wrote:
21st C man: “oh, climate change is raising the temps 2C, it’s terrible”.

Ancient Gods, “hold my beer, I’ve got rain for 2 million years coming at ya!”


The Earth is fine, the people are f*cked.

- George Carlin.

This needs to be said more.

We might not be able to handle the effects of climate change. Man made or not, there will come a point when the Earth is done with us and some future civilization might dig us up and study who these two legged creatures were.
 
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Re: Dinosaurs Formed by 2 Million Year Rain Event

Tue Oct 12, 2021 11:43 pm

lightsaber wrote:
Facinating. From your link

A similar cycle of volcanic activity and environmental change starting about 184 million years ago may have paved the way for the biggest of all dinos, long-necked sauropods, to lumber into dominance


Interesting that the species were so humidity loving. So much for time travel back and setting up a farm, it would be rained out.

Not to mention that giant astroid that ended the dinos and setup the mammals.

But we still have birds...

Lightsaber


What is fascinating is a lot of the dinosaurs that we love in popular culture and science actually lived closer to the present day than some others. The T-Rex lived closer to humans than the Stegosaurus did to the T-Rex.

https://www.discovery.com/nature/Stegos ... Relic-TRex
 
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Re: Dinosaurs Formed by 2 Million Year Rain Event

Wed Oct 13, 2021 12:18 am

StarAC17 wrote:
GalaxyFlyer wrote:
21st C man: “oh, climate change is raising the temps 2C, it’s terrible”.

Ancient Gods, “hold my beer, I’ve got rain for 2 million years coming at ya!”


The Earth is fine, the people are f*cked.

- George Carlin.

This needs to be said more.

We might not be able to handle the effects of climate change. Man made or not, there will come a point when the Earth is done with us and some future civilization might dig us up and study who these two legged creatures were.


Or Mark Twain said, “the world doesn’t owe us a thing, it was here first”.
 
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Re: Dinosaurs Formed by 2 Million Year Rain Event

Wed Oct 13, 2021 9:54 am

StarAC17 wrote:
lightsaber wrote:
Facinating. From your link

A similar cycle of volcanic activity and environmental change starting about 184 million years ago may have paved the way for the biggest of all dinos, long-necked sauropods, to lumber into dominance


Interesting that the species were so humidity loving. So much for time travel back and setting up a farm, it would be rained out.

Not to mention that giant astroid that ended the dinos and setup the mammals.

But we still have birds...

Lightsaber


What is fascinating is a lot of the dinosaurs that we love in popular culture and science actually lived closer to the present day than some others. The T-Rex lived closer to humans than the Stegosaurus did to the T-Rex.

https://www.discovery.com/nature/Stegos ... Relic-TRex


I just re-watched Jurassic Park on HBO Max and I now officially disapprove of the T-Rex.

That species was discourteous.
 
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Re: Dinosaurs Formed by 2 Million Year Rain Event

Fri Oct 15, 2021 4:31 pm

lightsaber wrote:
Facinating. From your link

A similar cycle of volcanic activity and environmental change starting about 184 million years ago may have paved the way for the biggest of all dinos, long-necked sauropods, to lumber into dominance


Interesting that the species were so humidity loving. So much for time travel back and setting up a farm, it would be rained out.

Not to mention that giant astroid that ended the dinos and setup the mammals.

But we still have birds...

Lightsaber


Hard to generalize. Remember the Cretaceous period itself was as long as the entire amount of thime that has passed since the asteroid impact.

I've worked on Sauropods for nearly 25 years now, and the stories the bones and geology tells us is much more complicated, high seasonality, lots of of dry periods in a year to go along with floods and monsoons.
 
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Re: Dinosaurs Formed by 2 Million Year Rain Event

Fri Oct 15, 2021 5:12 pm

LCDFlight wrote:
Don’t you hate it when it rains for 2 million years…

And Noah thought he had it bad :lol:
 
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Re: Dinosaurs Formed by 2 Million Year Rain Event

Fri Oct 15, 2021 5:38 pm

LCDFlight wrote:
Don’t you hate it when it rains for 2 million years…


Is that not just normal for Manchester?

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