Cloning A Dinosaur

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You get to choose a single dinosaur to be cloned...

Poll ended at Sat Dec 05, 2015 2:38 am

Pterosaur
0
No votes
Pterosaur
1
6%
Pterosaur
2
13%
Pterosaur
2
13%
Pterosaur
1
6%
Pterosaur
3
19%
Pterosaur
2
13%
Pterosaur
0
No votes
Pterosaur
4
25%
Pterosaur
1
6%
 
Total votes: 16

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Cloning A Dinosaur

#1

Post by Heroine of the Dragon » Thu Nov 05, 2015 2:38 am

It's probably craaaaazy to do... but you still want to see a living, walking, breathing dinosaur... right? Which did you choose? :D
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Post by Booyakasha » Thu Nov 05, 2015 2:47 am

I don't know, man.

I'm generally a big fan of your apex predators. Like, show me an eagle stooping on prey, lions grabbing some wildebeest, a pack of wolves culling the white-tails, and I'm down. But ankylosaurus and styracosaurus were my faves during my 'little kid who loves dinosaurs' phase, and maybe they always will be.

It'd be cool to see a brachiosaurus in person. Those things were gigantic.
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Post by StarryPeach » Thu Nov 05, 2015 3:12 am

Velociraptor, thanks to the meme for no real reason.

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Post by Apiary Tazy » Thu Nov 05, 2015 3:24 am

I picked Troodon because the name is silly.

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Post by Valigarmander » Thu Nov 05, 2015 3:44 am

Pterosaurs aren't dinosaurs. That's a tough one. I think I'd have to go with Brachiosaurus or Diplodocus or some other sauropod just because, like Boo said, it'd be incredible to see the largest land animals to have ever existed. But then again, it'd be cool to see the feather coloration, social interactions and intelligence of raptors. And who the hell wouldn't want to see a Triceratops? Or a Tyrannosaurus? Or gahhhh I want them all.

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Post by LOOT » Thu Nov 05, 2015 4:14 am

I dunno, can I color it as well, that's a real deal maker right there

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Post by Booyakasha » Thu Nov 05, 2015 4:17 am

Man. Like, didn't science determine tyrannosaurus was actually a scaredy-cat scavenger? Or even sh*tty pseudo-science?

Have to concede it'd be rad to see a tough-guy 'Jurassic Park'-style T-Rex go nuts. But if it was some coyote-ass wuss T-Rex? Like, all timid, feathery, constantly looking over its shoulder in fright? Think I might just pass.
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Post by Valigarmander » Thu Nov 05, 2015 4:45 am

^ Edmontosaurus and Triceratops fossils have been unearthed with partially-healed Tyrannosaurus bite marks, suggesting they did hunt large, living prey (though that doesn't rule out scavenging if the opportunity presents itself; hell, most big predators today aren't above passing on a free meal if they find it). As for the feathers, most scientists agree they probably had feathers covering at least part of their bodies during at least some stage of their lives. If they had feathers during adulthood, they were probably very light, since an animal as massive as a T. rex wouldn't need the insulation provided by heavy plumage.

I don't think that makes them less intimidating though. I mean, grizzly bears are fluffy and still scary as hell.

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Post by Deepfake » Thu Nov 05, 2015 7:59 am

Stegosaurus is pretty badass
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Post by Booyakasha » Thu Nov 05, 2015 8:44 am

^^...you know, I think I'd be down for learning whether T-Rexes were rad or weak via observation.

As for feathers...come to that, feathers aren't some inherent indicator of lameness. Ostriches are some bad little bitches. And I can't think I need to articulate my stance on eagles, at this point...
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Post by Scarecrow » Thu Nov 05, 2015 9:20 am

Velociraptor all the way!

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Post by I REALLY HATE POKEMON! » Thu Nov 05, 2015 11:41 am

T-Rex just so I can let it loose and recreate Jurassic Park 2's city scene.

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Post by I am nobody » Thu Nov 05, 2015 11:53 am

From the choices, I'm going with ankylosaurus. A friend had a dinosaur fighting game on GameBoy Color, and I vaguely recall that guy absolutely wrecking everyone else. Either that or it was in the Jurassic Park dino-fighting game on PC.

If I get to pick from all dinos, it's gotta be spinosaurs, because, well:
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Post by X-3 » Thu Nov 05, 2015 12:01 pm

T-REX

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Post by Calamity Panfan » Thu Nov 05, 2015 12:37 pm

None cloning a dinosaur is a hundred percent a bad idea have you guys never seen movies
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Post by smol Kat » Thu Nov 05, 2015 1:08 pm

The real answer is NOPE, but since that wasn't an option (Ms. Pollmaker are you CRAZY) I picked Velociraptor. Because in actuality, they're like, chicken-sized.
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Post by Booyakasha » Thu Nov 05, 2015 2:40 pm

^^ & ^Who says it's a bad idea. Clone up some herbivorous dinos and turn that biz into a fast-food franchise. 'Paleo-Burger' or whatevernot. Fast food made of dinosaur meat. I mean, high start-up cost, but I have to think the sales would be amazing. Maybe have a little petting zoo, where kids could pet baby stegos, before they're shipped off to pasture. Boom. Genius. Mic-drop.
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Post by X-3 » Thu Nov 05, 2015 4:11 pm

Saving a species so you can kill and eat it? You're like the opposite of a JRPG villain.

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Post by Booyakasha » Thu Nov 05, 2015 5:15 pm

We should do that will all our endangered species. Like, piggies sure as heck aren't endangered-------bet if we let Hormel or Jimmy Dean have a crack at saving the pandas, there'd be millions of the suckers by the year 2100. All the pandas we could eat. Yeah. Boo the 'has the best ideas in the universe' guy.
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#20

Post by I REALLY HATE POKEMON! » Thu Nov 05, 2015 6:17 pm

You don't eat pandas. They're cute. Goes against the rules.

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