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Homo Sapiens and Dinosaurs?

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by Spiderman, Jan 21, 2022.

  1. Spiderman

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    I was well aware actually that homo erectus and Dinosaurs didn't live together, but I was listening to Limp Bizkit "Rollin", and it made me think "Homo Erectus dysfunction" after a phone conversation with someone about dinosaurs in Alaska hybernating during the winter, so couldn't resist posting that lovely contribution. :D.

    But I would say those huge Nile crocodiles that eat roughly 300 people a year to this day , qualify as dinosaurs, no?

    And the people they have an appetite for devouring are homo sapiens!
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    And Limp Bizkit is a band from Florida I was listening to while I got a call from a Florida number, and first Nile crocodile image I copied was a Nile crocodile in Florida, all of this proof that my messages are inspired by higher powers (I'm certain)! :p
     
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  2. metis

    metis aged ecumenical anthropologist

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    Question: What do you get when you cross a crocodile with a prostitute?





    Answer: Your last fellatio.
     
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  3. Nakosis

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    Just FYI,

    There re mainly alligators in Florida and they are much less aggressive than crocodiles.

    They have zipline tours over the alligators there. Sounds like fun but don't drop your smart phone. :D

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  4. Spiderman

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    Loveable , harmless, cute, friendly dinosaurs! :)
     
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    Yeah, recall you had a pet spider before?
    Don't know if I'd keep one but I'd imagine few folks would bother you while you are walking your pet alligator down the street.
     
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  6. Kooky

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    I believe birds are actually more closely related to dinosaurs than crocodiles are.
     
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    Indeed. Although both share a common ancestor with dinosaurs, I think.
    (Been a while since primary school science lol)
     
  8. SomeRandom

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    I don’t think crocs are classified as dinosaurs since they do not have every trait that dinosaurs have. They are related but are not dinosaurs. Dinosaur adjacent maybe
     
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    You're no fun! :p

    They are great , big, prehistoric, flesh eating , cold blooded monsters that have a lot more in common with Dinosaurs than the birds now a days (how many people each year get killed by birds?) , and they have skin and face that has more in common with something in the same family as what we see in a Jurassic park movie, that they are Dinosaurs in my book, even if not technically having the title.

    The Dinosaur animals portrayed at least in Jurassic park are huge reptiles, many of them eating human beings when presented the opportunity. Crocodiles eat more people than any other animal on earth and are prehistoric reptiles.

    Could you explain though, what disqualifies them from being in the Dinosaur family?
     
  10. SomeRandom

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    It’s been a while since bio class so forgive my hazy memory
    Crocodiles share a common ancestor with dinosaurs but split off from them fairly early in prehistory. But they’re actually more closely related to lizards than to dinosaurs.
    Birds are a subspecies of dinosaurs, so they’re classified as dinosaurs. Theropods I think.
    I think the physiology of crocs basically distinguishes them as “not a Dino but close” rather than living dinosaurs.

    I’m sure someone more qualified is better suited to answer why specifically. But not all prehistoric reptiles are considered dinosaurs, remember that.
    Also Jurassic park’s pop science has since become somewhat outdated
     
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  11. SomeRandom

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    Oh and as to accusation no one is killed by birds, go against an emu or cassowary. They’ll eat you alive :D
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