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Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP28 Nov 2020 9:55 p.m. PST


"Lizards often look like something tasty to predators, but some have evolved an advantage that lets them get away. Their tails will regenerate even if a part is bitten off.

You would think something as fierce as an alligator—the closest we can get to a dinosaur without a time machine—wouldn't need the ability to regenerate its tail for survival. The thing is, sometimes gators do fight each other, and even cannibalize each other. Clashes over territory, a mate or some prime meat could be dangerous, even deadly. Now a team of researchers have found that young alligators who get parts of their tails bitten off over a love triangle or turf war can actually grow them back. No wonder lizards have inspired regenerative abilities in sci-fi…"
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15th Hussar29 Nov 2020 8:33 a.m. PST

Ask the Evangelical's, their ancestors probably wrote on stone tablets that they saw Brontosaurus's grow a tail every time Barney Rubbelski ran over it!

mjkerner29 Nov 2020 9:08 a.m. PST

I'm at best an agnostic, but Bleeped text, that attack was out of the blue, and uncalled for.

15th Hussar29 Nov 2020 9:32 a.m. PST

Not an attack at all…large numbers of people now believe the earth to be flat and that dinosaurs roamed the earth with humans.

My comment "was" tongue in cheek, but certainly not an attack.

Covert Walrus29 Nov 2020 1:25 p.m. PST

Andrew Preziosi, at least HALF the Flat Earthers would vomit at the suggestion that they are religious, let alone "Evangelicals"; they consider themselves true scientists and the actual science community to be deluded by a dogma of ancient "faith" rather than realistic thinking based on observation.

The dinosaur people *do* tend to be "Americhristians" true, but even the Catholic Church embraced Darwinian theory and palaeontology back in 1950. Good thing too- Several significant workers in that field are Jesuit priests.

If not an attack, it was misinformed and a little offensive. If had been funnier, maybe we'd let it pass.

As for the article, it's in fact intriguing; Lizard regeneration in such a large organism is unheard of, and the fact they lose it as they mature only raises more questions.

Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP29 Nov 2020 3:12 p.m. PST

Glad you like it my friend!.


15th Hussar29 Nov 2020 4:27 p.m. PST

f not an attack, it was misinformed and a little offensive. If had been funnier, maybe we'd let it pass.

Then I DO apologize to all…Thanks, Covert Walrus

brass129 Nov 2020 5:48 p.m. PST

My buddy Vinny D Alligator, one of the gators I have been watching for years, has been missing about 6-8 inches from the end of his tail a long as I can remember. If he could have regenerated it, I suspect he would have done it. His mate in 2018, Victoria Cross Alligator, is missing her right front foot; no evidence of regeneration there either.

I have never seen a baby gator missing a tail or a limb, probably because everything that eats meat and is bigger than them, i.e. everything in the swamp that eats meat, starts trying to kill them as soon as they busy out of their eggs. The mortality rate of baby alligators is around 87%. which doesn't look to me like any of them are replacing anything.

FWIW Vinny D is big, tough, and bald so he's named for Vin Diesel. Victoria Cross lives next to the Visitor Center Trail in the Barataria Preserve, usually called the VC. I didn't want to call her Viet Cong Alligator. She's the only gator I know of who ate a whole birthday cake (not hers).


Extrabio1947 Supporting Member of TMP29 Nov 2020 6:32 p.m. PST

Andrew Preziosi,

Although I don't agree with your sentiments, your apology certainly earns my heartfelt respect, FWIW. Thank you for rising above it all.


15th Hussar30 Nov 2020 3:07 a.m. PST

Thanks Extrabio…though my sense of humor almost always shines through, I guess some "axe grinding" came to the fore this time around.

Had I just written "Ffolke's" instead, I would have been on solid ground…ahh well.

Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP01 Dec 2020 12:28 p.m. PST



Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP08 Dec 2020 10:47 p.m. PST

Those looks good…!




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