Bad news for people who love space, dinosaurs, and space dinosaurs

Back in April, chemist Ronald Breslow published a fairly routine research paper on the topic of molecular evolution. His paper concluded with a left turn into dire warnings about the possibility of dinosaurs on other planets. Sadly, this paper has now been recalled by the Journal of the American Chemical Society. Essentially, they unpublished it. The reason: The paper turned out to be a bit too similar to two other studies that Breslow had published previously. Yes, including the part about the space dinosaurs.


  1. Never mind the part about space dinosaurs being complete conjecture based on a woeful misunderstanding of evolution.

  2. I say we must divert all funds to develop a space-navy and giant robot force to counter the threat of the space dinosaurs.

  3. It still begs the question of what would have happened if the dinosaurs on earth never experienced the wipe out?

    I’ve honestly never thought about that scenario before I read the snip about Breslow’s pub. 

    Would our ancestors actually have walked/ran away from the giants as so erroneously portrayed in some tv shows and movies?

      1. Yes, that is how the ended up in the timeline since the massive wipe. 

        But, what if they DIDN’T have to start over!? What would they have become?

        1. They would have evolved a time traveling train system… have you never seen Dinosaur Train?!

          1.  Actually, yes.

            They seem to have acquired the ability to speak and have constant mini-crisis of morals and/or situational problem solving skills.

            Thank goodness for that meteorite impact!

          2. I keep hoping to see Buddy loose it and kill his siblings to save me from the whining…

          3. I can’t watch that show. They’re all sitting on the train, talking about how T-Rex is a meat eater.

            Yeah, too fucking right he is!!!! That carriage is like a box of KFC takeaway to him!!! You’re all going to die, screaming in terror!!!!!!!

        2. Oxygen levels were much higher back then. More available oxygen means more freedom to develop huge body plans. Dinosaurs were also unable to adapt to changes in the world the way most mammals can. Even before the K-T Event, the dinosaurs were going extinct because they couldn’t keep up with how the earth was changing. If there never was a K-T Event, I believe the dinosaurs would have died off anyway simply because they were too primitive and inefficient. Our world today would look pretty much the same as it does now.

          1. right and birds were already well established by that point. Most of the large impressive dinosaurs we think of were already long gone by that point. 

  4. Look, space dinosaurs are obvious, ok? You can prove it through simple application of logic.

    1. Birds descended from dinosaurs.
    2. Birds are the only other creatures that can talk like humans – not even other apes can speak.
    3. Therefore, humans must have been genetically engineered to speak by intelligent dinosaurs – we were their amusing pet servants, talking snacks, etc.
    4. Since we’ve found no physical evidence of these intelligent dinosaurs left here on earth, the only conclusion we can draw is that they have taken all such evidence back with them into space.

    I’m sure the fact that almost everything besides beef and pork tastes like chicken (a.k.a. dinosaur) factors into this somehow, but more research is needed before conclusions can be drawn.

  5. Allow me to present an alternate proof to the space dinosaur theory – I propose that anything sufficiently awesome may in fact cause itself to be, simply through the force of its awesomeness in potentia.

    Space Dinosaurs are awesome, therefore they exist.

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