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Could I use CRISPR on T-Rex so that it will ignore human being on the street?

Suppose T-Rex And Ever, a sister company of T-Rex Forever LLC tries to use advanced CRISPR technology to engineer a hybrid T-Rex so that it is still as aggressive as ever but will not be interested in ...
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Releasing a T-Rex into a modern ecosystem wouldn't be that bad, right?

T-Rex Forever LLC has a mating pair of Tyrannosaurus rex. They're a bit shady on how they got them, time travel, cloning...they won't say. Third-party biologists and paleontologists have examined ...
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Would my horned theropod dinosaur- like creature be able to lift his head and/ or balance?

I'm in the process of designing a creature loosely resembling a theropod dinosaur that sports a number of horns/tusks on its head and face, and I'm wondering if anyone can help me evaluate its ...
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Could a Dinosaur make tools with only three fingers?

I've become interested in different kinds of dinosaurs lately, and have also been on a creature design kick. Let's talk about Troodons. Troodons were a type of theropod dinosaur with unusually large ...
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Would a squad of soldiers who can shapeshift into T. Rexes be useful in a modern battle?

Take a country in the modern day, like the U.S., which routinely makes use of weapons such as guns, artillery, drones, tanks, et cetera. Now imagine that everyone in one of its elite squads of ...
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How would humans deal with living in an environment with dinosaurs? [closed]

How would cultures adapt to having to deal with large predatory dinosaurs being a part of their ecosystem? Specifically, cultures that are less technologically i.e. without metal.
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Would we be able to determine if dinosaurs developed intelligence and wiped themselves out? [duplicate]

If a species of dinosaur were to have evolved intelligence and tool use, and had managed to get from there to technology that could wipe out all dinosaurs within 50000 years, would there be any ...
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How would a four or five winged creature, such as a microraptor, fly?

Microraptors are cretaceous-period dinosaurs with feathered wings on both their forelimbs and back-limbs. Despite this, they are not considered 'true flyers' as it is believed they used their five '...
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How strong are these dinosaurs?

This question asks about how long a sub can survive, but the content is about how long the crews can survive. The answers given there suggest that the greatest problem is food. Since the food supply ...
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Would dragons be less popular if their skeletons were as frequent as skeletons of dinosaurs?

Dragons are kind of a cult. They are very popular in movies, books and stories in general. It feels that the dragons are only a better dinosaur. So I wonder, would finding their skeletons affect ...
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How to "milk" a Rex? [closed]

Continue from https://worldbuilding.stackexchange.com/questions/59315/how-to-defend-a-phone-booth-against-horde-of-zombified-carnivorous-dinosaurs. (This question concludes the time traveling phone ...
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How to search and rescue missing person in the late Cretaceous? [closed]

Continue from How to tour Cretaceous Period on economic class?. Say one of my VVIP client got trapped alone in the late Cretaceous Period, and his family wish to recover him alive in one piece. I ...
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How to hatch and raise a healthy T-Rex's cousin today?

Suppose a client managed to steal an egg from a Gorgosaurus (related to T-Rex) nest through some daring tactics and luck in the late Cretaceous Period using an unique phone booth which is actually a ...
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How to tour Cretaceous Period on economic class?

Supposedly I found a phone booth that can transport user 65 millions years into the past (location fixed at Chixulub just 30 minutes before the announcement of the arrival of the impactor. Points to ...
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What would have to happen in order to have both humans and dinosaur-like creatures on the same planet?

I've wanted my fantasy world to be as realistic and science-based as possible (aside from magic), but I also want there to be dinosaurs or creatures that are very similar to dinosaurs. So what would ...
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The Next Dinosaur Titans

This is a skeleton of a titanosaur, not quite the longest of the dinosaurs, but most certainly the heaviest! As far as we have found, we'd found no species exceeding 75 tons. This post focuses on a ...
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How might the pterosaurs survive an end-cretaceous-like event?

Cobaltduckworlda has had somewhat of a similar biological past as earth, but not exactly. As examples, sentience has happened multiple times, and not just in primate-like species. Beasts that didn't ...
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Alan Grant's intelligent velociraptors [closed]

In the third edition of Jurassic Park film Alan Grant before meeting the Kirbys gives a speech in which he says ......If it were not for the cataclysmic event that overtook them it would have been ...
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Would genetically modified dinosaurs be useful to the military?

This question contains spoilers to the 2015 movie Jurassic World The Jurassic series center around the idea that humans have been able to resurrect dinosaurs by using DNA found in mosquitoes trapped ...
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should the dinosaurs roar (or scream) in my mesozoic world?

I have never seen a reptile/bird doing that, may be some of the species do chirping/clicking or a hissing sound. Imagine earth in mesozoic era, can I assume the giant faunas could make a roaring ...
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Could Large Dinosaurs Actually Shake the Ground While Walking?

As anyone who has watched the Jurassic Park series knows, Hollywood likes to exaggerate a bit when it comes to dinosaurs and their scientific accuracy. Many facts are fairly easy to prove right or ...
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An Accurate Depiction of Early-Mid Cretaceous Coastal North America?

So, I'm in the process of writing a book series having to do with prehistory and the like, and I'm trying to make everything as accurate to life as I can while still making it an entertaining story. ...
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Ceratopsians for defense

Later in my Dinosaur Time story I plan on having a human civilization. However there is a very high risk of them being eaten by theropods like T rex or hurt by other dinosaurs such as Ankylosaurus. ...
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Could Allosaurus breed with T rex? [closed]

Background info There is a planet on which all dinosaurs can survive. Aliens have transported at least 2 M-F pairs of dinosaurs from the Triassic, Jurassic, and cretaceous time periods. A T rex pack ...
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Alternate History: How much area do I need for viable dinosaurs to be found thriving in Antarctica

To narrow this down, I'm looking only for climactic specifications. Not cultural responses, etc. During Ernest Shackleton's expedition to the Antarctic continent, he found a huge canyon/crevasse ...
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Best dinosaur species to have as a pet?

What is the best dinosaur to have as a pet, if the goal is to have it do tricks? It all started as a joke among us, the idle children of the technocratic class that effectively, in all but name, took ...
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Where can average Joe secretly hide his hybridized Mosasaurus in the present day?

One day Joe came back from work and discovered a dinosaur egg of an hybridized Mosasaurus in his own backyard, since he is quite well verse in anything related to dinosaur he can immediately identify ...
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Who would win? Dinosaurs vs Mammals

The carnivore/omnivore/herbivore army from this question about herbivores has reached the battlefield and the opposing army is a collection of large, scaly, occasionally feathered animals that no one ...
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How can the imperial roman army keep the dinosaurs in check? [closed]

Set in the distance future where alien had seemingly annihilated about 99% of the entire human population including space colonies, the remaining survivors are enslaved for entertainment purposes only....
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How can medieval knights hunt down a spinosaurus using nothing but lance?

The knights honor the code of chivalry even extend to their enemy regardless of species and sizes. A team of 12 elite knights armed with only a lance each will ride on a horse and venture through a ...
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Is it possible to rain dinosaurs? [closed]

There are many strange natural phenomenons such as raining objects and live animals from the sky, I'm planning to mass produce hybrid dinosaurs and rain them over my enemy, can it be done in the ...
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Extreme Sport: Fishing

A small IT company decided to launch an epic advertizing campaign to increase its branding decided to hold a fishing contest. Participant of all ages and professions are welcome preferably those with ...
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Dwarf raising a battalion of dinosaurs [closed]

Set in alternate parallel universe where reality mirror ours with one big exception, the cunning dwarfs. The male adult is less than the length of an iPad but weights 50Kg, their technology is far ...
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Could a Human Ride a Raptor?

I'm sure we can all agree that raptors are pretty cool (most dinosaurs are). But what I think would be really, really cool would be a rideable raptor. However, I don't know if this is possible. While ...
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Could dinosaurs survive in today's environment?

I've read some conflicting theories regarding ancient atmosphere (some say it had more oxygen, but others dispute it) being relevant to survival of large dinosaurs. So my question is: is it ...
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Dinosaur pets in the house! [closed]

Imagining, for a second, that dinosaurs still exist. In this world, for whatever reason, people domesticated dinosaurs and- much like pet goats and pigs- they eventually found their way into our homes....
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Dinosaurs VS arquebuses: effectivity of early gunpowder armory against giant lizards

In 1495 European sailors discover america, and found the nasty surprise that dinosaurs had survived in this continent and are the dominant species. Can an early arquebus kill or damage a large ...
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