When Odysseus met his ghost in Hades later, Achilles the Dead thought that Achilles the Living had been a dickhead for thinking that.
it obviously does not need considerable earth moving equipment to gain access.
It's not the gaining access that's the problem. It's the surviving the deceleration at the bottom, and getting out again.
I was sitting on an oil rig watching the events (while having a "well control event," so not watching very closely. We had out own more important events going on.) on the newly-installed satellite TV. We probably know more about hydrocarbon-liquid fuelled fires than most people, because we have to be our own fire brigade. No one in the oil industry (TTBOMK) gives that "the fire couldn't reach the necessary temperatures" bullshit the slightest bit of attention. Because all to often we see that hydrocarbon-liquid fuelled fires are perfectly capable of reaching adequate temperatures.
Tension or compression doesn't make much difference to the softening point.
And yes, every caver I know who has been caving in America for about a decade has been strict over decontamination procedures. Or just didn't bring anything back other than photographs (not difficult ; there's very little novel equipment made in America these days.
So, citation needed, please.
Heck, Turkey, which is actually part of the EU
I was working in Turkey two weeks ago, and expect to be back next week. while the hookers and bars of Istanbul accept the â, the country is not now and never has been part of the EU.
they have a shared agenda with militant islamists. As long as they hate each other, we may have a chance.
"They," the Xtian Fun-dies, have known for decades that they have fellow travellers in Islam. They have been swapping bullshit since at least 1996, to my personal knowledge. That was the first time that my Compuserve email address got spammed into oblivion by Arabic-language garbage after I showed that Harun Yaya (a pseudonymous Turkish Islamic creationist) had been copying everything including the spelling mistakes from rabid US Protestant Fun-die websites (which themselves were copies of older pamphlets, with the same misspellings).
If we rely on the hatred of one enemy of ours for another to keep both enemies down, thne we're fucked. We should attack directly.
It's not really lying if they believe it to be true.
and we have no problem about considering such people to be delusional - no less delusional than the man who leaps from the 40th floor flapping his arms vigorously.
Yep. But christians are supposedly not supposed to lie. SEO of that sort is a form of lying.
This is exactly why we frequently refer to them (to their faces on those rare occasions that they dare to see daylight) as "Liars for Jesus."
The epithet is intended to remind them of the mortal peril into which their actions put their souls. As if they had one. Which they don't.
Funny, how you, and many of your kind, never consider that you may be the ones burning in Hell.
Sithrak has a spit oiled for Creationists. But that doesn't make them special. Sithrak has a spit oiled for every one. And it's an irritating oil, not a soothing oil.
Obviously not all dinosaurs had feathers (for example, a large portion of them were aquatic, filling the same roles as modern whales),
This is an incorrect statement.
No dinosaurs were aquatic, to the best of my knowledge (I'm a geologist, so there's a fair chance that I'm better informed on this than the average Slashdotter. I don't think there are any full-time palaeontologists on the board.)
Plenty of dinosaurs lived in wet environments - the Spinosaurs, for example - but they still developed from eggs laid on dry land and had no adaptations requiring them to live in a permanently aquatic situation.
There were "reptiles" alive at the same time as the dinosaurs, which were fully aquatic. ichthyosaurs and mosasaurs would both fit your description. Neither of them were dinosaurs. Neither of them were much more closely related to the dinosaurs than you and I are.
("Reptile" is of course a polyphyletic group, not the descendants of a single species of organism which has no descendants which are not "reptiles".)
A dead giveaway that it's not a dinosaur is (among other things) its 5 digits. All dinosaurs had 3 digits.
This is an incorrect statement. Dinosaurs had one (Mononykus, kiwi), two (other reports of kiwi, Apteryx ; the character may be labile or reporting inconsistent. I don't have a kiwi skeleton in my cupboard) three (theropods, including birds, though not necessarily the same three digits in theropods and birds), four (stegosaur and ceratopsian hind feet), or five digits ceratopsian fore feet). There's no particular reason to have the same digit count on fore and rear limbs.
I am not aware of any six-digited dinosaurs, but if you were to show me one I wouldn't automatically assume it were a fake. (I'd look damned carefully though.)