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Re: The Potentials....



Charles C. Fuller wrote:
> 
> You wrote...
> 
> > In your own opinions, with perhaps a little explanation, I'd like to
> > know what type of Dinosaur might have evolved into intelligence had the
> > KT extinction never occured.
> 
> Other than the obvious vote for Ronald Reagan, it is hard to avoid the
> suggestion of the great predators, but I wonder if this is not the result
> of an in-built prejudice for agressive pro-active creatures (like our
> species), as opposed to passive reactive creatures (like most herbivores.)

I've wondered on a few occasions whether or not the Hypsilophodonts
might not have given rise to sapience given the opportunity.  I keep
associating them with Dougal Dixon's arbosaurs, and wondering if they
couldn't develop similar roles and, in time, forms similar to primates.  

Chris