Here’s the headline:
Sounds exciting huh? I mean, visions of Jurassic Park started racing through my mind. Business ideas started popping up. Who wouldn’t want to see a dinosaur? This could be HUGE!
Alas, it’s just sloppy writing. The dinosaur isn’t all that new, it died about 190 million years ago. It wasn’t even discovered recently. The only thing that happened to make it “new” was it was given a name, Glacialisaurus hammeri. Big whup.
Oh well, guess I’ll cruise some more for the next big discovery.
Well, I am curious about one part of this story that’s tossed aside as an afterthought. Dinosaurs lived primarily in tropical environments. If Antarctica ( called Gondwana then even though there were no people there to call it anything ), was that warm 167 million years ago, long before man existed, and, ( follow me here ), it’s very cold now, but man has destroyed it because of global warming, what caused it to be so warm then? And, if it happened then, why can’t it be happening now?
Yeah, I know, only flat-earthers and UFO believers connect the dots like that. But, it does seem like a kind of obvious question to ask. Doesn’t it?