>random asshole posts new research paper that makes zero sense

>random butthole posts new research paper that makes zero sense
>everyone just immediately accepts it as gospel and refuses to do their own research
I hate modern "paleontology" so much

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  1. 1 year ago
    Anonymous

    wasn't it an open sea predator? how could it ever catch something if it was that stubby

  2. 1 year ago
    Anonymous

    Man, the paleoboomer is seething. I hope he doesn't drag too many impressionable minds down with his swan song.

  3. 1 year ago
    Anonymous

    more like DUNKEDONASAURUS

  4. 1 year ago
    Anonymous

    >still believes in prehistoric animals

  5. 1 year ago
    Anonymous
  6. 1 year ago
    Anonymous

    >yes, i believe that there is a global conspiracy to ruin all of my favorite prehistoric animals. how could you tell?

  7. 1 year ago
    Anonymous

    Grow up
    /Thread

    • 1 year ago
      Anonymous

      >just accept the blatantly false information chud!
      No

      • 1 year ago
        Anonymous

        How do you know it's false? If you start using buzzwords I'm audibly going to laugh

  8. 1 year ago
    Anonymous

    >Nu-paleontology is when sermwoen draws a dinersor in a way me no like!1
    have a nice day tbh.

    • 1 year ago
      Anonymous

      did you have a stroke while typing this?

      • 1 year ago
        Anonymous

        Nah, but I fricked your mom in the same amount of time it took for you to come up with that retort.

  9. 1 year ago
    Anonymous

    There's potential for a slightly shrunk Dunkleosteus, I'm pretty sure it's just the absolutely stupid looking image used in the paper that turned people off and the fact that everyone just copied that stupid looking reconstruction without questioning anything. The actual organs seem to be all bunched up in the front when going off of other placoderms that got extermely lucky in the preservation department.

  10. 1 year ago
    Anonymous

    Lotta rich dudes in this thread, I though Wauf was full of poor morons

    • 1 year ago
      Anonymous

      It's just me, and I'm just baiting the morons that think paleo is a shit career.

      irl paleontologists make more money than anyone here. They just don't describe dinosaurs or pterosaurs or fish or whatever the frick OP thinks they do.

      Most of them are working for Exxon and making millions looking at plankton.

      • 1 year ago
        Anonymous

        The very strong impression I've recieved from my O&G contacts is that a biostratigraphy specialization in Petroleum exploration is essentially a niche relic that was passed its prime 20 years ago. Is this wrong?

        Obviously your geology skills are going to be immesnsely lucrative in mining and petroleum, but paleo? I doubt it.

        • 1 year ago
          Anonymous

          >biostratigraphy specialization in Petroleum exploration is essentially a niche relic that was passed its prime 20 years ago. Is this wrong?
          nope

          outdated as frick and they'll still hire you.

          go figure.

          core logging in general is stupid shit you don't need a BS or MS for, let alone a PhD. But companies keep right on hiring them anyways.

          • 1 year ago
            Anonymous

            >outdated as frick and they'll still hire you.
            Well, yeah, but you won't be using your pleo knowledge in any significant amount.

            • 1 year ago
              Anonymous

              >you won't be using your pleo knowledge in any significant amount.
              that's geology

              study maths, physics, chemistry, astronomy, and biology for 4 years just to write down the location of rock samples dug up each day.

              make millions.

            • 1 year ago
              Anonymous

              most geos start off doing a job any wino Stacey could do for half the price.

              • 1 year ago
                Anonymous

                >you won't be using your pleo knowledge in any significant amount.
                that's geology

                study maths, physics, chemistry, astronomy, and biology for 4 years just to write down the location of rock samples dug up each day.

                make millions.

                I am aware, as I am being offered almost 6 figures with 0 experience to do OC on the Carlin trend.

                It is a fairly simple job, but you neglect to mention that a huge part of your pay is to offset the all-consuming mining lifestyle. Hwever that extends out to all professions involved in mining, and there are certainly worse fates.

              • 1 year ago
                Anonymous

                >a huge part of your pay is to offset the all-consuming mining lifestyle
                Indeed.

                and even with that, it's still almost impossible to get good help. Add to that the regular drug tests and no amount of money will lure people in.

  11. 1 year ago
    Anonymous

    I think a lot of paleontologists don't have much TO do but go over already-known things - so what else can you do in that position other than posit alternate possibilities, no matter how goofy or illogical they seem? Chonky light-weight predators, random exposed external air sacs, awkwardly condensed fish with spines that show the writer doesn't know how spines work, the list goes on.

    We have a pretty solid idea of what most of these creatures looked and acted like (the "big ticket" ones anyway); but if you choose this as a formal career path you have to do SOMETHING with your time. So dumb shit it is.

    • 1 year ago
      Anonymous

      >but if you choose this as a formal career path you have to do SOMETHING with your time. So dumb shit it is.
      it's actually core logging, thin sections, and biostratigraphy 99% of the time

      but thanks for playing.

      Wauf has no clue what paleontologists do. Most of them just find gas, oil, and coal.
      and the guys describing Dukleosteous can quit their day jobs and make $175k in petroleum any time they want

      • 1 year ago
        Anonymous

        [...]
        right?

        like if my job is describing Allosaurus skulls,
        I can quit my job at any time and make more money in 5 years than you will in your entire life.

        which I did

        paleontologists describing dinosaurs make poverty wages

        Paleontologists working for mining and energy are mostly millionaires, just like any other geologist in the field.

        Pretty blatant samegayging old man. Also,
        >paleontologists make GREAT money...(if they're not doing actual paleo work
        isn't really the flex you think it is.

        • 1 year ago
          Anonymous

          >it's not real paleontology unless they're studying some giant vertebrate I've heard of

          that's my point.
          You have no idea what paleontology is, or what paleontologists do.

          Most of them identify plankton for oil companies. That is real paleontology. Even if you don't like it. Especially if you don't like it.

          • 1 year ago
            Anonymous

            You're a poor loser unironically

            • 1 year ago
              Anonymous

              Are ya winning son?

          • 1 year ago
            Anonymous

            >real palaeontologists spend almost all their time studying rocks, microbes, bugs, and other things which aren't megafauna
            >but only real palaeontologists can possibly be right about the anatomy of megafauna, because plankton and fish are basically the same

            • 1 year ago
              Anonymous

              not what I said

              why do you insist that paleontologists must be an authority just so you can try to tear them down for it?

              does it make you feel better about your vast knowledge of anatomy and ecology? Or do you think anyone that knows anatomy or ecology is going to be impressed with your childish take?

    • 1 year ago
      Anonymous

      >but if you choose this as a formal career path you have to do SOMETHING with your time. So dumb shit it is.
      it's actually core logging, thin sections, and biostratigraphy 99% of the time

      but thanks for playing.

      Wauf has no clue what paleontologists do. Most of them just find gas, oil, and coal.
      and the guys describing Dukleosteous can quit their day jobs and make $175k in petroleum any time they want

      right?

      like if my job is describing Allosaurus skulls,
      I can quit my job at any time and make more money in 5 years than you will in your entire life.

      which I did

      paleontologists describing dinosaurs make poverty wages

      Paleontologists working for mining and energy are mostly millionaires, just like any other geologist in the field.

    • 1 year ago
      Anonymous

      It comes down to what the paleontologist wants

      do you want fame and $40k-$200k per year in academia

      or do you want NO fame and $175k-$10mm in petroleum exploration?

      Most paleontologists obviously go for the money. If they want to publish papers, it's a side hobby.

    • 1 year ago
      Anonymous

      It comes down to what the paleontologist wants

      do you want fame and $40k-$200k per year in academia

      or do you want NO fame and $175k-$10mm in petroleum exploration?

      Most paleontologists obviously go for the money. If they want to publish papers, it's a side hobby.

      >If they want to publish papers, it's a side hobby.

      This is what I did.

      I own a multimillion dollar mining contractor working for government and heavy industry. I'm fairly famous for it, and absurdly rich.

      I've also published a handful of papers about theropod dinosaurs because why the frick not?

      But at the end of the day I'll be remembered for the mining company I founded and ran, not the papers I published. There are many such cases. Vert paleo is usually just a side hobby for rich and successful men.

    • 1 year ago
      Anonymous

      It's AMAZING how easily you can spot the "payleowschkitzshow" (as he calls himself) and his other aliases (old man paleontologist) so easily with the way he so carelessly reddit-spaces. Log off, reset router and VPN, and try again.

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