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Paleontologists today future by yoult Paleontologists today future by yoult
The lefts panel shows a generic human paleontologist with a fossil of a Ammonite-species and a painting of Dimetrodon grandis (best thanks to ~patriatyrannus! Check out the original work: [link]!).
On the right panel we see a futuristic Cephalopod with a human skull in his... hand. He shows an illustration how this common mammal may looked out. The painting right shows the possibly ancestor of this Cephalopod, the so called "Car" which was maybe an armored marine organism.
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sumoowl Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2015  Student Digital Artist
great joke. this has always been an idea that has bugged about paleontology, since all we have to work off of is fossilized remains. How will future paleontologists how we asked the same questions they will ask?
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palaeorigamipete Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
how high were you when doing this? XD
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yoult Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2014  Professional General Artist
I only did what the cephalopod masters demanded.
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palaeorigamipete Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
O_o
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GenevieveMeuniere Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
awesome! :love:
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deinoscaos Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2011  Student Traditional Artist
ahahahhahahahah LOL
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grazatt Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2010
What would these future sapients think of birds? Would that even be able to guess at what feathers were?
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Lieju Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2010
I did a project like this in high school, it was a study written from the perspective of future race of super-intelligent birds.
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Brainwronged Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
cool idea, you should check out the Discovery channel documentary series (and book) 'The Future Is Wild' the last few episodes (set 250 millions years from now) feature land based, tool using, social cephalopods.
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yoult Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2010  Professional General Artist
Thanks, I know the series and even had a look over the book. :)
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indigomagpie Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2010
Hahaha brilliant!!!
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Nerdy-two-shoes Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2010
This is great, deserves a fave. Funny joke, but with elements of truth.

We don't know what mistakes we have made for certain.
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yoult Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2010  Professional General Artist
Thank you. :)
This is true... to true.
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ZombieToaster Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2010  Student General Artist
His evidence is incomplete ;)
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Wethrildae Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2010
haha as a invert. paleontologist you have my many thanks for posting this!! Nicely done! :D
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tuomaskoivurinne Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Wait... are you implying we don't have all the answers in paleontology yet?!
Great work, I was especially amused with the car joke. Indeed one could mistake chassis remains for a marine animal shell or something like that. I was just wondering why the term "car" has remained, but no other information about it did?
You could add an early paleontologist (from the 17th century or so) to the mix.


BTW, I added a link here to my deviation as well.
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yoult Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2010  Professional General Artist
Thank you for linking. :)
"Wait... are you implying we don't have all the answers in paleontology yet?!"
I think you know it. All we have are theories, but of the most extinct species we don't know how they really looked out (soft parts, color etc.) and of some species we not even know how they breeded (Stegosaurus for example).
Paleontology is a great field of science, but many things are ceded to the fantasy.

For the car-joke: They don't know the term "car" neither they know the name "human". I think it would destroy the joke, if I would used a new word for them.
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tuomaskoivurinne Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I was being sarcastic in my comment :)
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doctormo Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
You'd be able to tell a car was manufactured as opposed to grown.

But of course it was those rats that built them, who hunted and then herded to common hominid (water ape) into producing food for them.
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tuomaskoivurinne Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Alright, maybe the idea of "17th century scientist" scraps the cephalopod-human-origins joke.
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yoult Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2010  Professional General Artist
Alright, I will add him. Sounds funny. :D
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tuomaskoivurinne Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
No, it scraps the original joke.
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yoult Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2010  Professional General Artist
I made an extended version whitout spoiling this one. ;)
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babbletrish Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
Heh heh heh, great concept!
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Zippo4k Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2010
I often wonder how races after our own will interpret human remains... :P
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Schatten-Drache Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
There will be something surviving after us? :confused:
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nemo-ramjet Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2010
Very witty! If there was a Louis Rey of this future cephalopod world, he'd definitely reconstruct people like Marilyn Manson or Ziggy Stardust.
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yoult Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2010  Professional General Artist
:rofl: That comment made my day :D
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rosutu Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2010
Unfortunately for Dr. Squish-Squish, it was later found that humans possessed a thin coat of cilia with a thick mane around the face, and that the "wheelapods" were manufactured by the humans.

Alas, with the overwhelming success of "Miocene Park" in theaters, these advancements in paleontology were overlooked.
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Nerdy-two-shoes Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2010
Comment WIN.

:lol:
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yoult Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2010  Professional General Artist
:D Miocene Park :D

Dr. Squidgrant: If we don't move he won't see us!
Japanese Rex: *roars like Gozilla and eats living Squidhammond with his chopsticks*

(Don't want to offend japaneses!)
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rosutu Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2010
They'd probably give the coyote an enormous neck frill.
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yoult Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2010  Professional General Artist
Oh yes, the poisonous coyote...

Part I & II:
The biggest and worst predator ever was the gigantic Polarbear!

Part III:
Stop... no, it was the enourmous Elephantseal, Polarbear sucks against him in the epic fight! The miserable bear was only a poor scavenger while the mighty seal was the top predator of Mammal-Age.
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kmathel94 Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2011  Hobbyist
Part III is a refrence to the T-rex vs,Spinosauris argument isn't it?
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yoult Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2011  Professional General Artist
Indeed. I've forgotten my comment above... Elephantseal... *giggles*
Quite a good substitute for Spinosaurus.
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kmathel94 Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2011  Hobbyist
Funny concept I thought of!

"Welcome to Mamalia Park"-Squid/Hammond
"Two animals Mamals and squids have suddenly been thrown into the mix togeather how can we possibly know what to expect."-Squid/Grant?
"Chaos,chaos,chaos!!!!"Squid/Grant?
"The Humans should all be destroyed!!!-Squid/Muldoom.
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rosutu Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2010
Somehow, the fan favorite is always those tiny, pirahna-like beavers.
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yoult Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2010  Professional General Artist
Oh my... :iconteheplz:
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platypus12 Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2010
The Cephalopod thinks that cars are its species ancestors?
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yoult Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2010  Professional General Artist
Yes, it's the beginning of future paleontology, so he thinks that the car bodies once were the armor of a living animal. Like humans thought this was a human who lived before the Great Flood.
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platypus12 Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2010
I see… And why did that Cephalopod hypothesized that humans looked like goblins?
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yoult Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2010  Professional General Artist
No special reason, they think humans were only a very common species of terrestrial mammals like rats.
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tuomaskoivurinne Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
They discovered remains of Robert T. Bakker's beard... BREAKING NEWS IN SCIENCE: HUMANS WERE HAIRY! - Or possibly had proto-feathers.
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yoult Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2010  Professional General Artist
Maybe the Bakker-Prototype is a evidence of a relationship with the Cephalopods (it had softs parts in the face, maybe tentacles?)
New living reconstruction of the humans: [link]
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platypus12 Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2010
But do these Cephalopods find mammals inferior?
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naught101 Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2010
probably for the same reasons we think insects are inferior.
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platypus12 Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2010
So they think of us mammals in a similar way that we think of insects?
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naught101 Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2010
That was the implication, yep.
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yoult Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2010  Professional General Artist
Not much is known about the mammals, but it's highly likely that those endotherm animals were very sluggish and nonviable. They were prehistorc monsters, no comparison with the crown of evolution, the Cephalopods.
(I hope you see the parody on the old views of Dinosaurs)
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platypus12 Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2010
Where can I find that?
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