Wednesday, February 20, 2008

Dinosauroid "What-If" example A

Check out this cool pic, my first in a series of such works that outline one of biology's favorite hot-button issues: if catastrophe did not befall Earth's mighty reptilian dominants, what features would an evolved, highly intelligent species exhibit? (subtext: how "human" or primate-centric are our hypotheses?)

In this case, not so much anthropomorphism--as our artist would have you know, right on the picture there. As you will see, however, some renditions skew much closer to the template provided for by... HOMO SAPIENS!

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