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Old 09-17-2009, 06:37 AM
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Last Tuesday, a night ago, NOVA had Arctic Dinosaurs.
It was a welcomed relief from the nasty science fiction
that NOVA seems to be dishing out alot in recent years
with its String baloney and Black Hole baloney and
Big Bang baloney.

So we had a NOVA that was decent with Arctic Dinosaurs. And I learned
something new about plants
in that toothed leaves means cold climate.

But I think this program made too much fuss over the
fact of dinosaurs in the arctic. The arctic as the botanist pointed
out was more temperate climate. But I think they exaggerated the idea
of migration would have been strenous. They showed a picture of the
southern coast of Alaska as a temperate rainforest.

So if the botanist who concluded the Arctic north was
temperate and had collected fossils of plants at the
southern tip of Alaska and found those to be subtropical or
approaching subtropical. That it would
have been quite feasible that the dinosaurs migrated between southern
Alaska to the north of the Arctic.
So it would have been a similar situation as that of a
migratory herd of dinosaurs traveling between say Winnipeg to Arkansas
during the year and back again.
Very much feasible.

When NOVA said that the migration would have been about twice the
distance from New York to California,
well, they were exaggerating too much.

When scientists want to push their own favorite scenario, they often
exaggerate on the position they dislike and exaggerate on the position
they do like--
such as dinosaurs as permanent year round residents
of the arctic.

So did the botanist follow up and see what kind of plants lived in the
southern tip of Alaska? And was it
a temperature akin to what is in Arkansas of a mild winter with plenty
of forage still abundant?

Also, I was wondering where the poles were some
70 to 60 million years ago and likely not in the same
arrangement as today. And there may have been alot
of geothermal up near the arctic during the Cretaceous for there was
alot of vulcanism going on during that time. And I wonder what would
happen if a volcano surfaced in the Antarctica in future years,
whether a
vulcano can melt alot of the Antarctic? Iceland is a
good example.

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Old 09-22-2009, 10:23 AM
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