posted on Apr, 16 2006 @ 01:58 AM
To the whole T-rex debate, I always thought the arms were useless and the fossils we found were just an inbetween stage from a smaller and longer
armed t-rex and it's would be ancestor being big and totally armless. It is already speculated that the T-rex used it legs for most of it's armwork,
and used it's tail for balance. I doubt the arms would've been used for much other than the occasional itching... hardly life threatening. Given a
few million years of evolution and the arms probably would've disappeared.
To the whole intelligent dinosaurs, I've always fantasized about intelligent dinosaurs. If you believe the whole reptilian thing, one theory is that
they descended from dinosaurs on earth and now live underground (not the best place for lizards.. but oh well). There was a series my grandpa
introduced me to awhile back called West of Eden about intelligent dinosaurs. A sort of "What if the comet/whatever caused the great
extinction, never happened" type scenario, where native americans were the only humans, and a Columbus type dinosaur expedition lands in america. The
dinosaurs were very advanced, and instead of developing electricity and industry as humans did, instead learned how to breed animals and genetically
engineer their technology. From living submarines to animals that acted as microscopes, it was some pretty interesting stuff.