posted on Apr, 9 2003 @ 09:59 PM
Actually, Xaos has some facts to back him up.
The latest information from paleontologists point to many dinosaurs from the late cretacious as being warm blooded. This was pointed to in the movie
Jurassic Park, but is very new in terms of being accepted. This would account for the physical agility that is noted for many dinosaurs, not seen in
modern cold blooded reptiles.
The only dinosaurs that we know to have been coldblooded are the fin back dinos. The fin back acted as a solar collector/radiator.
Also, bolstering Xaos is a strange story that appeared around the time Jurassic Park was being made.
At the time production began, and research was being done on Dinos, the Velociraptor was known to be very small, about the size of a Cocker Spaniel.
Hardly an intimidating creature, even when they pack hunted (which they are thought to have done). Speilberg decided to employ a bit of "creative
license" in the movie, and make the VR a bit larger, about 2 meters in size, making them considerably more dangerous and dramatic.
After production wrapped up, but right before the movie was released, paleontologists in North Dakota (I think) found a new subspecies of
VelociRaptor, that fit the description in the movie to perfection. The new VR was about 1.5-2 meters in size, and had the largest brain-body size
ratio of any dinosaur, and was rather close to primates in ratio.