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What if the dinosaurs hadn’t gone extinct? Why our world might look very different


Still Waters
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Sixty-six million years ago, an asteroid hit the Earth with the force of 10 billion atomic bombs and changed the course of evolution. The skies darkened and plants stopped photosynthesising. The plants died, then the animals that fed on them. The food chain collapsed. Over 90% of all species vanished. When the dust settled, all dinosaurs except a handful of birds had gone extinct.

But this catastrophic event made human evolution possible. The surviving mammals flourished, including little proto-primates that would evolve into us.

Imagine the asteroid had missed, and dinosaurs survived. Picture highly evolved raptors planting their flag on the moon. Dinosaur scientists, discovering relativity, or discussing a hypothetical world in which, incredibly, mammals took over the Earth.

This might sound like bad science fiction, but it gets at some deep, philosophical questions about evolution. Is humanity just here by chance, or is the evolution of intelligent tool-users inevitable?

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https://theconversation.com/what-if-the-dinosaurs-hadnt-gone-extinct-why-our-world-might-look-very-different-191599

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Activists would run around saying 'Dinosaurs are people too!'.

At least the ones who haven't been eaten. 

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On 11/25/2022 at 8:49 PM, Still Waters said:

Sixty-six million years ago, an asteroid hit the Earth with the force of 10 billion atomic bombs and changed the course of evolution. The skies darkened and plants stopped photosynthesising. The plants died, then the animals that fed on them. The food chain collapsed. Over 90% of all species vanished. When the dust settled, all dinosaurs except a handful of birds had gone extinct.

But this catastrophic event made human evolution possible. The surviving mammals flourished, including little proto-primates that would evolve into us.

Imagine the asteroid had missed, and dinosaurs survived. Picture highly evolved raptors planting their flag on the moon. Dinosaur scientists, discovering relativity, or discussing a hypothetical world in which, incredibly, mammals took over the Earth.

This might sound like bad science fiction, but it gets at some deep, philosophical questions about evolution. Is humanity just here by chance, or is the evolution of intelligent tool-users inevitable?

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https://theconversation.com/what-if-the-dinosaurs-hadnt-gone-extinct-why-our-world-might-look-very-different-191599

If the Dinosaurs didn’t go extinct the Human Race most likely would not be here today. During the time when Dinosaurs walked the earth Mammals were tiny insignificant creatures that hide in the shadows. If the Dinosaurs didn’t die off mammals would never have had the niche they needed to evolve into what mammals are today.

Its a wild concept to consider.

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Dinosaurs would still remain the top dominant species. Mammals as we know it would still be the small rodent-like creatures they were so humans nor mammals that we know would have evolved.

This concept was actually explored by the book The New Dinosaurs by Dougal Dixon.

Without a doubt dinosaurs would have evolved to look differently by the time 65 million years has pasted. The question remains is whether an intelligent species still would had evolved to fill our place or it'd just be vast wilderness with newly evolved dinosaurs.

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They also show that picture of the biologically impossible dino-humanoid. :blink:

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We would be so preoccupied and concered about dinosaurs eating us, we wouldnt be has intelligent has we are today.

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Dinosaurs, had they not gone extinct, would have still eventually been wiped out by one thing or another. They were sort of a dead end and evidently had reached their maximum potential. Mankind went from a slightly intelligent beast to a very smart human in a very short time in the evolutionary sense. What this means is that when something massive happens to the environment, like an ice age, they adapt and then advance while creatures that were more powerful and dominant physically died out. Right now the only animal that has abilities comparable to ours might be the bear. From the equator to the arctic, from the lowlands to the mountains they thrive.
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On 12/1/2022 at 12:54 AM, OpenMindedSceptic said:

The Flintstones has answered this already 

Just ask Answers in Genesis, they’ll confirm that as fact. :yes:

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