Did Raptorex Really Exist?

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Pfhorrest : Your explanation and illustration of carbon-14 decay is misleading. It's not like one of its electrons spontaneously combusts and becomes an electron and an electron antineutrino. One of its *neutrons* "spontaneously combusts" (because of rare interactions between its constituent quarks and ambient W bosons, which flip an up quark to a down quark [edit: reverse that]) and emits the electron and electron antineutrino. The emission of the negatively charged electron turns the neutral neutron into a positively charged proton, and the mess that becomes of the particles' quantum numbers when that happens generates the electron antineutrino to balance it all out. It's the change of the neutron to proton that makes it into a different element (carbon to nitrogen), and none of the already-orbiting electrons have to be lost in this process; actually, the nitrogen-14 will want to grab another electron from the environment (like the one it just emitted) for its electron shells, now that it has one more positive charge in its nucleus than it did before.

The incarnation of boredom : "Did raptorex really exist?" My first thought: what the hell is raptorex?

Steve Vicari : Here I go again... Requesting the same this as last week, and the week before... And the week before... Can we please see a episode about Pleistocene Australian megafauna? Please?

Jose C. : A video about the evolution of spiders please.

Denver Fowler : Thank you for the interest in our research. It is worth noting that a later study by fish expert Mike Newbrey et al. (in 2013; I am one of the coauthors) showed that the fish vertebra is identical to those found in the 70 million year old Nemegt Formation of Mongolia, and that this specific type of fish vertebra has not been found anywhere else. Thus, there is little doubt that the "Raptorex" fossil is from the Nemegt Formation of Mongolia. The wikipedia article on "Raptorex" is quite detailed and covers these and more pieces of evidence. Denver Fowler.

Jawbreaker The Hyaenodon : Raptorrex:I’m the most controversial tyrannosaur ever Nanotyrannus:Hold my beer Raptorrex:But beer hasn’t been invented yet Nanotyrannus:This is a Youtube comment,it doesn’t have to make sense Raptorrex:YouTube hasn’t been invented either Nanotyrannus:... *Flips table and leaves* Raptorrex:Tables haven’t been invented yet either Nanotyrannus:SHUT UP!

hellboy2097 : In conclusion, profit hunters harm science. Sure they found a cool dino but because it was not recorded properly they screwed the science up.

Bryce McKenzie : Raptorex and Tarbosaurus are two of my favorite Dinosaurs. They're amazing!

Tim parsons : Can you do a video of mammal-like reptiles please?

Deadpool3E : There should be a Maury-type meme for this. "When it comes to the ontogenic results for Raptorex, Tarbosaurus bataar, you ARE the father!"

Thomas Richter : none of that happen, all the evidence were planted there by the Flying Spaghetti Monster

Hafiz Aji Aziz : The decay process animation is wrong. Its supposed to be neutron that decayed, not electron

troytjuh : I would like to see a video about the evolution of kangaroos! :)

huahualipo : This is why we don't want for profit fossil hunters to do the digging because this sort of thing happens way to often when they do it. Sadly it's happening all over China right now (sigh

DJ Crumrine : I like how this video also starts to discuss controversy. We think of science as something cold and rigid, but it’s a field full of passionate people just like any other career. I think a video on the history of how glamorized, shady and scandalous paleontology can get. Fossils are for everyone, not for private collections!

peppermintfoxy : Video ideas: Evolution of coelacanths/ other lobe finned fish Evolution of bioluminescence in deep sea creatures

Servals : Looks like a juvenile Tarbosaurus to me, but I'm no paleontologist. I just think people are over eager to find and name "new" species, and that contributes to bias. It wouldn't be the first time someone made a juvenile into a new species.

Niklas Melton : Hey do you guys have any gear available? I really want to support the channel but I also kinda want a t-shirt...

L Guo : That moment when you realise the fossilized fish sitting on your desk are over 120 million years old.

Maximus Sparticus : This is just nanotyrannus all over again

Nihar Gawand : A video about the evolution of Pinnipeds, please And awesome video as usual for someone who hasn't studied palaeontology but loves Prehistoric creature this channel is a bliss

SlamBoi : I love this channel! I love dinosaurs as well!

Daniel Staal : Honestly, I'm going with Occam's razor here: One explanation posits a new species, with features that are otherwise unknown at the time. The other says it's a known species, with features that were more common. Without good strong evidence otherwise, the explanation that doesn't bring *two* new facts to the field is most likely the correct one.

LEGOSAURUS : I love the skull pin :D

rex_ noctis_ : Do a video about the evolution of cats ^^

Bo the Wolf : Do the evolution of wolves. Because wolves are cool, AROOOOOOOOOO

TheRoyalGallade [TRG] : ‘Can we not science our way out of this?!?’ Thats what i think every day.

Cities & Skyscrapers : I would like to see a video about elephant evolution.

tangmo mopet : What about Nanotyrannus?

Frank Kelley : What's up with monotremes?

Mike Moore : It's a parrot. a beautiful Norwiegan blue I believe.

sam rizzardi : Sounds like the name of a Gaulish assassin from the Asterix series

BLT Player : The instance where science can't science.

thes7274473 : Thanks a lot, amateur private fossil hunters…

FungalBoi999 ** : Why not have a third party examine it?

H K : I think it may be a juvenile, I mean if you think about it, a tyrannosaur-like dinosaur with two fingers seems a bit early for 130 million years ago There were small tyrannosaurs in the early cretaceous, but they didn't have two fingers

Manuel Ucañán : is it the asian version of Nanotyrannus?

Miroslav Georgiev : Isn't there also potassium dating?

H Ĕ Ł P ? : The evolution of seals please

King Nobody : the two-fingered hands and shape of the neck suggests to me that it is a tyrannosaurid and not a maniraptoriform. Of course, not having access to the fossils themselves means that my opinion is somewhat worthless as your graphic designers could make it look however they want...

John Johansen : 2:23 So cute and fluffy!

John Lee : You guys make arguing paleontologists incredibly fascinating!

Brian Johnson : How about a video on the evolution of Carnivorous plants?

Steve Lawrie : The moral of this story is don't touch what you don't understand.

András Agócs : Geologists are brilliant. Such an underrated field.

H Ĕ Ł P ? : You made me not fall asleep from having chemistry thrown at my face. *Congratulations*

Giuliano Batista dos Santos Giuliano : a video about megaraptor. how tiranossauroids evolved long arms in south america

pleb plee : Literally yelled yaas when I got the notification

XxX_SpinozillaX_XxX Saurian : How about Nanotyrannus being an invalid genus?

Sheryl Hosler : That explanation of how radio-isotope dating works was really well-done!