posted on Oct, 28 2006 @ 01:04 PM
The reason that we've never recovered a dino with intact innards is that it is very unlikely that a dino ever died in a place that was frozen year
round. This is for a couple of reasons.
Number 1, setting aside the young earth theory, there was little or no land in the polar regions 65 million years ago. Even antarctica was tropical.
Dinosaurs, though there is some evidence that leads to debate over possible warm bloodedness, were without doubt best suited to warm environments.
Number 2, in perenially frozen areas there is a dearth of vegitation, hence a dearth of herbivores, hence a dearth of carnivores. No T-rex in his
right mind would just one day start walking in one direction until he ran into nothing but ice for miles.
Also let's keep in mind that even huge carnivores eventually get full. There's no way in hell that even a T-rex could eat a Roman legion. There's a
comparative picture here
. Even if he chewed them really well, a T-rex could only eat a
couple of dozen men on his best day, especially beefy roman soldiers in full armor... unless of course he had a can opener and took the time to boil
the meat off of their bones.
Then there's the fact that carnivores basically eat because they are hungry. They don't just run amok on villages or passing armies till everything
is gone. My guess is that a Roman legion, if attacked by a T-rex, would have found a way to kill it, then they'd have taken it back to Rome and
probably mounted it's head somewhere in the coloseum. If nothing else they'd attack it until it was stuffed then follow it until it laid down for an
after dinner nap.
For a number of reasons, I'm just not buying it.