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Re: Dinosaurs Breathed Like Birds

2005/7/16, Tyler Kerr <tylerkerr@comcast.net>:
>     That's really interesting. I just finished
> reading Raptor Red by Dr.
> Robert "Jurassic Bob" Bakker, and he suggests the
> theory that dinosaurs
> breathed like birds at least as early as '95. I
> say it's interesting because
> his other "radical" ideas proved to hold water,
> such as the idea that
> dinosaurs were complex social creatures (which has
> pretty much become the
> norm). Bakker is, in my humble opinion, a legend.


Last I checked, most hypotheses that state certain
dinosaurs were social, rely on circumstantial evidence
and are still considered to be controversial. 

Regardless, I'd hardly call them "the norm." 

Incidentally, didn't Bakker also hypothesize moveable
plates for _Stegosaurus_?


"I am impressed by the fact that we know less about many modern [reptile] types 
than we do of many fossil groups." - Alfred S. Romer

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