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Re: The absurity, the absurdity (was: WUSSY RAPTORS)
>Am I wrong for trying to use this list as a resource for getting
>intelligent information? You are all to busy being defensive (Larry,)
Say there! We are all (Larry)! Who me, defensive? I'm usually a jolly
old soul. Now why single ME out in this, Noel? Do you think it might
be that you don't like my point about Deinonychus? I know it's a very
unpopular viewpoint, but brother do people take this personally or
>while some of us are actually trying to get something from this list!!
I'm sorry that you think I'm not.
> Isn't it so Ironic that Larry is telling Wile E 81 about fantasy
>when all FD is implying is that a predatory animal actually killed it's
Oh my goodness, I'm not suggesting that a predatory animal didn't kill
it's prey! Wile E 81 suggest a whole lot more than that, though. I'm
just suggesting that the small ones in question don't fit the profile of
fellows who get together and kill very very big animals.
> Is it so hard to assume that deinonychus could hunt in packs?
Think for a minute about all of the thousands of animal species around
today. Then think about the ones that pack-hunt. That's a really tiny
percentage, so you'd probably want to be very careful in assuming that
any extinct animal did.
>Dinosaurs are just stupid pee-brained animals some, and they couldn't
I'm not putting the dinosaurs back in the swamps, Noel, I'm just saying
that we should understand their behavior based on an assessment of their
abilities. Paleontologists say that most dinosaurs were not even as
smart as birds.
> Now picture what could of happened, There's a shortage of food and
>water. Five deinonychus are starving and hungry, but they see a
>group, they spot one that strayed a little bit and decide to rush it.
>course all the other T.s spot them when one of their own starts
>and screaming. All of the other tenontosaur come to the aid of their
>compatriot but,... all hope is lost. Now you have a bunch of mad
>and maybe three of the slower d.s, I'm sure that you can figure out the
But animals usually don't do this. If a bunch of lions attack a zebra,
the other zebra don't run over to defend it. There are some animals
that might do this, but aren't we assuming a lot about tenontasaurs to
say this might be so? And wouldn't the slowest deinonychus probably be
faster than the fastest tenontosaur?
> Now of course, I expect a rude email from Larry telling me how
>absurd the preceding was.
> I'm am not convinced that Larry is mature
>enough to deal with these things,
You've been talking with my broker, haven't you?
>so I'm not even going respond to him.
Well, I hope that that's not so. Please feel free to respond.
>definition of "science" is the search for the truth, but the truth
>be found among ignorance.
That's a good thing. I hope you think about this discussion some more,
not because you want Deinonychus to be a pack-hunter, but because you
want to understand the truth about the animals and how they really
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