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Re: ACTIVE, SOCIAL ANIMALS



> > At least everyone agrees that dinosaurs were active, homeothermic, 
> > sophisticated animals, and that complex social behaviour was not unusual.
> > Tony Canning
> 
> You're kidding right? I know people who have work in progress disputing 
> evidence
> of social, active behaviour in dinosaurs. In fact, there's a fair number of
> palaeontologists/zoologists who, in a kind of Bakkerian back-lash, are
> emphasising the point that dinosaurs were inactive, poikilothermic,
> unsophisticated animals, in which complex social behaviour was unusual.
> Assertion of the extreme no doubt, but perhaps they're trying to make a point?
> 
> I'm not saying they're *right* mind you. I somehow can't see 1000 centrosaurs
> milling around as individuals by sheer chance. 

I was being polite. I meant everybody who has looked objectively at the
evidence. :)

Tony

tonyc@foe.co.uk