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Old 01-29-2004, 12:33 AM   #16
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That doesn't mean that they can't also lay eggs!!

(thought we had dinoshells)
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Old 01-29-2004, 01:23 AM   #17
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That doesn't mean that they can't also lay eggs!!

(thought we had dinoshells)
It's a damn shame it's not real eh? Speaking of warm blooded egg layers...

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Old 01-29-2004, 09:42 AM   #18
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I hate to say it, but umbilical cord as evidence of hoax is based on error.



(reptile egg diagram)

Sometimes amateur herpetologists get impatient, and open the eggs early, requiring the umbilical cord be cut, sutured, and antiseptic applied.
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Old 01-29-2004, 10:08 AM   #19
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It's a damn shame it's not real eh? Speaking of warm blooded egg layers...

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Q ... they're called BIRDS. Birds are warm blooded egg-layers.

That's why they don't fall out of the sky like stones in winter.

The beloved duckbilled platypus is merely (okay, not merely, they are quite astonishing) a mammal.
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Old 01-29-2004, 12:28 PM   #20
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That's why they don't fall out of the sky like stones in winter.
They aren't falling out of the sky but it is so dang cold here (Calgary, Alberta -36C Monday night) I'm finding frozen sparrows in my feeder.

Makes more sense that dragons would be decended from bird what with the wings and all.
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Old 01-29-2004, 12:52 PM   #21
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Mythology would have us believe that the wyrm or dragon is of lizardish extraction.

However, few, if any, close observers of the beast were able to carry their knowledge back to the civilized world. These intrepid explorers tended to be crunchy and tasted good with a nice bechamel sauce.

It is also established dragon folklore that they lay eggs and sit their clutches. This points to a more bird-like origin, as most lizards lay 'em and forget 'em ... unless they're hungry in which case they eat 'em.
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Old 01-29-2004, 01:33 PM   #22
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Modern biology would imply they share an ancestor with angels, pegasi, and centaurs, based on the fact that they are vertebrates with six limbs.
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Old 01-29-2004, 01:48 PM   #23
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Modern biology would imply they share an ancestor with angels, pegasi, and centaurs,
Don't forget winged pigs.... or pigs on the wing anyway.
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Old 01-29-2004, 02:51 PM   #24
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This is clearly a juvenile dragon. Not only is its size a dead give away, but so too is it's shape.

The chest muscles have not developed enough to power wings of that size sufficiently to allow this beast to become airborne. Picture a chicken's breast, then look at this creature's. Also, like a newly hatched butterfly, it's wings are a bit diaphanous. Much like a human baby, a young dragon needs nurturing. Once the chest muscles develop, and the wings become leathery, this beast will be quite formidable indeed.
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Old 01-29-2004, 06:48 PM   #25
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How do we know it's not a dead angel?
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Old 01-29-2004, 09:08 PM   #26
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Dragons must have such beautiful wings of feathers.

I wonder if this is a male or female dragon?
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Old 01-29-2004, 11:53 PM   #27
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The beloved duckbilled platypus is merely (okay, not merely, they are quite astonishing) a mammal.
And? Where in my post does it say anything about birds being or not being warm blooded? In fact, where does it say anything about birds? I simply stated:

"Speaking of warm blooded egg layers..."

What part are you confused about? Or are you trying to say that duckbills aren't warm blooded, because it isn't under dispute that they're egg layers.

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Old 01-30-2004, 12:28 AM   #28
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And? Where in my post does it say anything about birds being or not being warm blooded? In fact, where does it say anything about birds?
Neither does it suggest that they are.

Why not just groove with the humor for a change, Q? I know you can do it ... I've seen it, and been appropriately amused ...
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Old 01-30-2004, 12:23 PM   #29
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And? Where in my post does it say anything about birds being or not being warm blooded?
I don't know about warm blooded, but many birds are quite tasty.
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Old 01-30-2004, 01:14 PM   #30
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And the birds have the advantage of pretty much being available year-round.

And the lizards pretty much taste like the birds, so ... let's hear it for the path of least resistance!
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