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Someone asked a question that really got me thinking?

Question was about Dinosaurs

When modern animals die, their entire body decomposes into nothing. What the maggots and insects don't eat, the worms and other life forms consume until there is nothing left.


How is it that we can find dinosaur bones that have survived form millions of years, when bones from animals of today decompose into nothing within a matter of weeks?
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they're fossils, not bones

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But a buried bone isn't the same thing as a fossil -- to become a fossil, the bone has to become rock. The organic parts of the bone, like blood cells, collagen (a protein), and fat, eventually break down. But the inorganic parts of the bone, or the parts made from minerals like calcium, have more staying power.
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oh, more googling

It is very likely that any organism on Earth will be either eaten by scavengers or decomposed by microorganisms after it dies. Organisms decompose more quickly when they are in contact with oxygen. Most environments exposed to the open air are in contact with plenty of oxygen, so the soft tissues of dead organisms, whether plants or animals, decay quickly. Many, if not most, underwater environments also have a lot of oxygen, since water can dissolve oxygen from the atmosphere.

For an organism to become a fossil, it must not decompose or be eaten. This can happen if the organism either lives within or is moved to a place where it can be buried and kept from decaying. When an organism is buried quickly, there is less decay and the better the chance for it to be preserved. The hard parts of organisms, such as bones, shells, and teeth have a better chance of becoming fossils than do softer parts. One reason for this is that scavengers generally do not eat these parts. Hard parts also decay more slowly than soft parts, giving more time for them to be buried.
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From my mind

Creatures that had populations surviving for 10's of millions of years have the same percent per individual of being preserved as those such as Man that has only been around for 50,000 or so.

So the 1700 trillion individuals over 10 's of millions of years have a large chance overall of leaving behind fossils. The 25 billion over 50,000 years have had less chance overall of leaving behind fossils so there are not many

If we go back a million years when there were a few hundred thousand proto hominids we get Lucy and a few others
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