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#1    Fatal

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Posted 12 December 2006 - 01:00 AM

If the dinosaurs hadn't been killed off by that meteor long ago, do you think dinosaurs would still be living here on Earth? Or would they have been killed off by something else by now?


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Posted 12 December 2006 - 01:34 AM

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Silurians.

They would have become Silurians.


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Posted 12 December 2006 - 01:40 AM

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Silurians.

They would have become Silurians.
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Dont be stupid...

Edited by Shadow09, 12 December 2006 - 01:40 AM.


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Posted 12 December 2006 - 04:31 AM

I doubt it. Anyways, it was most likely not a meteorite that fully caused it.

Edited by sadistic jellyfish of doom, 12 December 2006 - 06:00 PM.

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Posted 12 December 2006 - 04:45 AM

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I doubt it. Anyways, it was most likely not a meteorite.


Yea, I guess I can see that. Because I dont see how a meteorite could kill off every single dinosaur...


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Posted 12 December 2006 - 04:50 AM

I'm sure man would have killed them off by now, just depends on how good they are to eat!!


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Posted 12 December 2006 - 11:19 AM

An asteroid alone wasn't the cause of their death, but it certainly was a BIG CATALYST. There is evidence that a large asteroid struck around that time, and probably caused severe geological and climate changes.

I still think dinosaurs would of died out. Their numbers were declining at the end of the Cretaceous. Sauropods were almost extinct BEFORE 65 MYA.

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Posted 12 December 2006 - 11:28 AM


Scientists have theorized that if the dinosaurs survived the K-T event; an intelligent species such as the rapture might have evolved into dinosauroid.



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Posted 12 December 2006 - 11:17 PM

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an intelligent species such as the rapture might


What's a rapture?
Rapture:
1. The state of being transported by a lofty emotion; ecstasy.
2. An expression of ecstatic feeling. Often used in the plural.
3. The transporting of a person from one place to another, especially to heaven

Troodontids were theorized to be the smartest dinosaurs.

Edited by frogfish, 12 December 2006 - 11:18 PM.

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Posted 13 December 2006 - 12:44 AM

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Scientists have theorized that if the dinosaurs survived the K-T event; an intelligent species such as the rapture might have evolved into dinosauroid.
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Holy cow! I've been looking for that picture for years! I tried to explain "dinosaur man" (as presented by Christopher Reeve) to someone and they thought I was making it up.

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Posted 13 December 2006 - 07:01 PM

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One of the brainiest dinosaurs we know about at the end of the Cretaceous was Troodon (a.k.a. Stenonychosaurus inequalis) a 1.2-m-tall, 70-kg carnivorous dinosaur with perhaps the intelligence of an opossum. What if Troodon had survived and continued to evolve and get brainier? In the early 1980s, paleontologist Dale Russell, curator of vertebrate fossils at the National Museums of Canada, in Ottowa, explored this possibility.



I went to a lecture by Dale Russell a number of years ago on this topic, quite an interesting discussion. original.gif

Source: http://www.daviddarling.info/encyclopedia/...saurintell.html

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Posted 16 December 2006 - 04:06 AM

So, if dinosaurs hadn't died, they'd have evolved into aliens?  ohmy.gif


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Posted 16 December 2006 - 04:40 AM

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So, if dinosaurs hadn't died, they'd have evolved into aliens

Probably not...tongue.gif rolleyes.gif

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Posted 16 December 2006 - 01:15 PM

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So, if dinosaurs hadn't died, they'd have evolved into aliens?  ohmy.gif



Not exactly, If dinosaurs hadn't died out they would probably be sitting here posting in this forum instead of us mammals lol.  alien.gif

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Posted 16 December 2006 - 09:54 PM

Very interesting thought!  I hadn't really thought about it, but I could see the world being a whole different way.  I don't think we'd have some of the same creatures we have now, simply cause the dinosaurs would eat them.  Give a different thing to worry about other than mountain lion or bear if you were hiking in the woods!   ohmy.gif

Also would there be a sharp increase in poaching of big game....REALLY BIG GAME!!!

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