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Re: T.Rex Feather Skepticism
In article <email@example.com>, Neal Romanek
> A feathered T. Rex, for example,
> would produce literally tons of feathers in its lifetime. Where has all
> this tonnage gone?
Corollary : does feather produce any useful "biomarker" type
molecules which would be amenable to bulk processing?
I don't think it's very likely, feather being basically rolled-up
lumps of keratin? - but it's something that should be quite amenable to
laboratory experiment, stick your feather pillow in a RockEval pyrolysis
machine and sniff what comes out. Compare results with RockEval results
from the oil industry and see if you see any worthwhile targets.
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Written at Wed, 07 Sep 2005 07:56 +0100
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