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06 Dec 2009, 10:24 am

I'll start:
1) No, dinosaurs did not evolve into frogs.


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06 Dec 2009, 2:47 pm

Classic Jurassic mistakes topic

2) T-Rex did not live during the Jurassic epoch. (Perhaps the word "Jurassic" sounded catchier than Triassic, Cretaceous and the like.)


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06 Dec 2009, 3:18 pm

3) There is no evidence that dilophosaurus had a frill or spit poison, and they were much larger than depicted in the movie.

Even though Jurassic Park has many errors, I still love the series.


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06 Dec 2009, 3:18 pm

On one scene where the two kids are in the car the T rex smashes the glass on the roof, then it's cut to the kids holding up the glass roof, and it's no longer smashed.


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06 Dec 2009, 4:13 pm

Dinosaurs did not live 25 million years ago
How was there food all of a sudden in the dining room after the power was turned on?
Lex's mouth isn't moving when she says "sorry" when the t rex is trying to eat them from the car



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07 Dec 2009, 6:57 pm

Can't get intact DNA from amber-encased insects from the Mesozoic era...
Can't use such "fictional DNA" to grow a dinosaur...
Can't expect a dinosaur to survive in the modern biosphere...

For the practical issues involved in potentially creating a "modern dinosaur", check out Jack Horner's book "How to Build a Dinosaur".

My favorite mistake:
When the T-rex attacks the car in the first movie, the scene starts with the ground level on both sides of the fence being the same. But that ground disappears when the T-rex pushes the car over the concrete barrier, and the car falls around 50 feet into the trees below.

Another mistake:
Lex recognizes the OS on the park computers as UNIX, which it most certainly is not.



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07 Dec 2009, 9:11 pm

sartresue wrote:
Classic Jurassic mistakes topic

2) T-Rex did not live during the Jurassic epoch. (Perhaps the word "Jurassic" sounded catchier than Triassic, Cretaceous and the like.)


Thats precisely why they called it Jurassic Park. Was mentioned in a scene where they first arrived on the Isle and see the Brachiosaur (sp?). Ellie says, ". . . some of these species have been extinct since the Cretaceous era."

Mistake: given new discoveries, quite a few of the predatory dinos had feathers (granted, a puffy Velociraptor might have been comical).



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07 Dec 2009, 9:26 pm

If you have an incomplete DNA sequence from an extinct species, you can't just splice in a sequence from an almost totally unrelated species and expect the embryo to mature. And in the extremely unlikely case it did so, you would not get something that looked and acted exactly like the extinct species, except for one useful trait that you spliced in - if you did combine the DNA from a velociraptor and a frog, if it grew at all, it would wind up as some sort of bizarre hybrid, not as a healthy velociraptor with the ability to change gender at need...


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08 Dec 2009, 2:28 am

Well, I seem to remember Dr. Who having an episode about 'the Silurian Epoch' which was set at a much later date...;)

And actually, I thought Dinosaurs evolved into chicken...;)


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08 Dec 2009, 11:06 am

DeaconBlues wrote:
If you have an incomplete DNA sequence from an extinct species, you can't just splice in a sequence from an almost totally unrelated species and expect the embryo to mature. And in the extremely unlikely case it did so, you would not get something that looked and acted exactly like the extinct species, except for one useful trait that you spliced in - if you did combine the DNA from a velociraptor and a frog, if it grew at all, it would wind up as some sort of bizarre hybrid, not as a healthy velociraptor with the ability to change gender at need...


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08 Dec 2009, 1:46 pm

sartresue wrote:
Classic Jurassic mistakes topic

2) T-Rex did not live during the Jurassic epoch. (Perhaps the word "Jurassic" sounded catchier than Triassic, Cretaceous and the like.)

Do they say that the T-Rex had lived in the jurassic? Jurassic is just the name of the attraction, which was made to have dinosaurs from all eras. Of course it's logical that the attraction got a "catchy" name. :wink:



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09 Dec 2009, 1:59 am

Velociraptors were far too large.


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09 Dec 2009, 4:32 am

Vexcalibur wrote:
I'll start:
1) No, dinosaurs did not evolve into frogs.


Frogs and dinosaurs have a common ancestor, thought.

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09 Dec 2009, 5:03 am

sartresue wrote:
Classic Jurassic mistakes topic

2) T-Rex did not live during the Jurassic epoch. (Perhaps the word "Jurassic" sounded catchier than Triassic, Cretaceous and the like.)


Never underestimate the ability of a marketing department to ignore the engineering and science teams' notes.



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09 Dec 2009, 4:56 pm

ruveyn wrote:
Vexcalibur wrote:
I'll start:
1) No, dinosaurs did not evolve into frogs.


Frogs and dinosaurs have a common ancestor, thought.

ruveyn

So do corn and humans, if you go back far enough. Doesn't mean you could repair a broken human DNA strand with some corn DNA, though...


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