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RE: Dromaeosaur climbing & propulsive abilities (was Re: Jurassic Park 4 Script Review)
Amtoine Grant wrote:
What do young male humans use big-azz spoilers on the backs of their
tricked out cars for? To attract the opposite sex. Also, to imply to the
next man's stock car, "I'm bigger/better" than you.
First and foremost, spoilers serve an aerodynamic purpose - on cars as on
aircraft. As you imply (I think) there's no reason why they can't serve
other purposes as well. Same for theropod feathers, then as now.
Which brings me back to my first point on spring-loaded toe claws. Given
that they're pretty round in cross section and less made for slicing, it
may be a possibility that may have used them to sort of anchor, then using
the spring loaded action(lol, G.I. Joe) used them to slingshot themselves
Sounds like a Wile E. Coyote moment to me.
* beep beep *
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