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In 1982, Dale Russell, then curator of vertebrate fossils at the National Museum of Canada in Ottawa, conjectured a possible evolutionary path for Troodon, if it not had perished in the K/T extinction event 65 million years ago, suggesting that it could have evolved into intelligent beings similar in body plan to humans.
Over geologic time, Russell noted that there had been a steady increase in the encephalization quotient or EQ (the relative brain weight when compared to other species with the same body weight) among the dinosaurs. Russell had discovered the first Troodontid skull, and noted that, while its EQ was low compared to humans, it was six times higher than that of other dinosaurs. Russell suggested that if the trend in Troodon evolution had continued to the present, its brain case could by now measure 1,100 cm3; comparable to that of a human.
Troodontids had semi-manipulative fingers, able to grasp and hold objects to a certain degree, and binocular vision. Russell proposed that his "Dinosauroid", like members of the troodontid family, would have had large eyes and three fingers on each hand, one of which would have been partially opposed. Russell also speculated that the "Dinosauroid" would have had a tootheless beak. As with most modern reptiles (and birds), he conceived of its genitalia as internal.
Originally posted by Mkoll
I personally believe the series is grasping at straws hardcore. If they wanted to clear out the dinosaurs to make room for "something better and more intelligent" Then why has the show in the past claimed that they genetically modified humans to make them "something better and more intelligent"? The two viewpoints are incompatible. If they wanted to make Dinos more intelligent why not modify them as well? And if the point of the show is to go around wildly speculating about what aliens could possibly have done with our past and then justifying it by massively warping a number of sources to fit their preconceptions then sure that is fun but what fracking place does it have on the HISTORY Channel? I guess it's better that Pawn Stars.edit on 5-5-2012 by Mkoll because: (no reason given)
Originally posted by OpenMindedMommy
reply to post by PerfectPerception
I love this show...but this one seems to be a stretch.
Bookmarking so I can watch later, I don't get H2
Originally posted by The_Modulus
reply to post by PerfectPerception
It's certainly a fascinating scenario, I can imagine a reptilian species perhaps running amok with their genetic mutations on a pristine, vacant planet.
Unfortuanley dinosaur DNA is impossible to extract and analyse because radioactive decay has aged the proteins beyond usefulness.
I can't think of a way to disprove the claim, so we might never be able to rule this one out.
So what do you think the purpose of these experiments was? What use could dinosaurs be?
Perhaps as weaponry, maybe they were trying to breed a killing machine to destroy their enemies, similar to the creature in the 'Alien' films.
The main proponent associated with the Ica Stones is the late Dr. Javier Cabrera (deceased 2001) who is credited with popularizing the stones as well as displaying and caring for them in the museum that was contained within his house in Ica. Cabrera termed these stones “gliptoliths” and posited that they were created by “Gliptolithic Man” who came to Earth from the Pleiades. He first came upon the infamous stones when he was given one for his birthday in the early 1960s. The beautiful stone interested him and he was able to buy more from a farmer in the region. The farmer brought Cabrera more and more stones but would not reveal how he was making them, eventually leading Cabrera to become convinced of the authenticity of the stones.
As the Ica Stones gained international popularity, the Peruvian government was forced to crack down on the law governing huaqueros (grave robbers) and those who sell antiquities on the black market. As a result the farmer was arrested, faced imprisonment but avoided jail by eventually admitting to being the one to create the numerous Ica Stones.