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Re: Re: Raptor Intelligence
From: th81 <Thomas_R_HOLTZ@umail.umd.edu>
> AVOID THE 'ROID!
> I really like Dale, and he has supported my work, but I REALLY dislike the
> 'roid. Not as an excerise, but because it wound up looking so humanoid.
> Troodontids already had a bipedal gait and manipulative hands, and given
> that many dinosaurs had heavy skulls but retained a horizontal spine, I do
> not think the totally erect posture is justified.
Yay! Somebody else who has the same objection I do.
If I were to do a droid, I would *keep* the horizontal posture.
My main changes would be a larger head on a shorter neck,
and probably blunter, more generalized fingers.
The peace of God be with you.