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Re: Interesting hypothetical...

There is very little that can withstand the combined fire power of a 
modern infantry platoon. The raptors would have to achieve complete 
surprise from very close quarters to prevail. A unit with a minigun or m 
- 60 machinegun would reduce a tyrannosaur to bloodly slosh in seconds.A 
raptor pack would have about the same chance as a group of peasents with 
hay forks. Considering the speed and agility of birds and , therefore, 
probably therapods like raptors, I wouldn't want one after me no matter 
how I was equipped. But a modern military unit is disciplined and would 
deliver concentrated fire where it would do the most good.

Movies like Jurassic Park led me to appreciate the possible potential of 
some animals with regard to speed and agility. Speilberg got over the 
point that some were very much like birds and established just exactly 
what that would mean. Seeing it was a lot different than reading about it.


Stephen Faust                   smfaust@edisto.cofc.edu

On Tue, 9 Sep 1997, John Schneiderman wrote:

> Question: what does the "raptors" get out of this attack>
> Second: "raptors" are wild animals, and are probably by nature afraid of
> fire and very loud noises.
> Third: humans are noted for their capacity to destroy without mercy.
> So...a pack of "raptors" vs. fully armed marines....no problem....
>    THE RAPTORS WOULD WIN!!!! Humans is sooo stupid!!!!\
> ----Dinosaurs forever----
> John Schneiderman (dino@revelation.unomaha.edu)