Dinosaur Civilisation

Discussion in 'Earth Mysteries: The Land' started by Anonymous, Feb 18, 2003.

  1. oldrover

    oldrover Justified & Ancient

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    The evidence for potential human civilisation will persist in 70 million years in the shape of our fossilised skulls. From which, in the eyes of anyone/thing advanced enough to ponder the possibility, will demonstrate an EQ sufficiently large to posit the idea.

    You'd imagine that intelligence would give them some sort of competitive advantage, leading to their increasing in numbers and range, which would seemingly make discovery of their fossils more likely. But nothing has been found which even comes close to an 'intelligent' dinosaur. Troodon for example, had a functional intelligence probably equal to a Virginia opossum (I think that was Darren Naish).

    Tool use has been proposed in other archosaurs as well.

    https://blogs.scientificamerican.co...rs-use-sticks-as-lures-to-attract-waterbirds/

    (I'm not some Darren Naish fan boy by the way, I just like his stuff and it tends to be the only place I come across dinosaur references)
     
  2. Coal

    Coal Sure, we're all wrong. Makes complete sense.

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