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Re: Ohh, do I hate to do this! (JP)
Jeff Poling wrote (quoting Jay Freeman):
>> One thing that was perhaps actually well done was the velociraptor
>> behavior. As I mentioned above, the velociraptor motivation was perhaps
>> unexplained, but I don't think we saw velociraptors do anything that modern
>> social predators, such as lions, don't do, and that includes opening doors.
> Dogs can open doors too, if properly trained. Who trained the
>"Deinonychoraptors" to open doors? Sounds to me like a pretty stupid
>thing to do....
perhaps they learned doors by watching people do it a few times. surely this
learn-by-watch technique is demonstrated by some modern animal. the only
example that comes to mind came from some show on Discovery channel, where a
pet chimp undid its clever-yet-weak cage lock (after watching the owner do
it an untold many times), got out of the cage, set a pet bird free as well
and tossed a lamp into a fish tank. then again, the whole dino intelligence
thing comes into play......
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