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Re: bird origins



You forgot to mention Spielberg's response to this finding.  He said,
"Science fiction is science that has yet to be discovered!"  Talk about
getting all the breaks...plus taking the oscars.

>Re: Velociraptor vs Utahraptor in Jurassic Park
>
>The animal Crichton used in the book was Deinonychus, although he followed
>Greg Paul's synonymization.  Speilberg enlarged it in the movie for dramatic
>reasons.  Utahraptor was not discovered until the movie of JP was several
>months into production, so it was just fortuitous that a giant dromaeosaurid
>was found to justify the big Speilberg raptors.
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