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Old June 21st, 2014, 01:36 PM   #41
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This is the best response by far! Unfortunately it seems unlikely this will happen, as the human race is degenerating fast in both physical and mental ability. Stupidity and low class behaviour, interests and culture are on the rise. Trashy people have hundreds of children, while the more intelligent have few or none. At the same time, modern medicine means that serious defects are not being edited out of the human population. Natural selection and survival of the fittest have gone into reverse. Obesity, asthma and all kinds of weaknesses such as poor eye sight, lowered IQ, lactose intolerance are increasing. The human species is degenerating itself towards extinction in the next few hundred years if we are not careful.

Having children should be a privilege, not a right. Trashy people living on state benefits and churning out hundreds of children that they then don't look after properly, leading to messed up adults who fall into crime, poverty and trashy lives themselves- is this what we want for our future?
Selfishness and stupidity have been recurring themes throughout human history. As far as I know, human civilization is progressing one way or the other, as time progresses further and further into the future. Just because many people are pathetic wastes of space doesn't mean that society will turn into an extreme dystopia. I'm pretty sure that Idiocracy is a comedy movie. Being a realist means finding the right balance between optimism and pessimism.
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Except for the fact that most paleontologists believe that Spinosaurus only ate fish, that its bite force was weaker than T-Rex, and that that great sail on its back was probably too brittle to risk in a major fight with large dinosaurs.
But it looks far cooler, which makes it superior as far as most people are concerned.
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But it looks far cooler, which makes it superior as far as most people are concerned.
How could something that big and with those teeth only eat fish... paleontologists can be wrong often
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How could something that big and with those teeth only eat fish... paleontologists can be wrong often
Fish back then were much, much bigger than modern fish. I also wouldn't be surprised if it was an opportunistic scavenger, either.
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I'm curious, why were so many prehistoric animals way larger than their modern counterparts? And why did they become extinct?
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I'm curious, why were so many prehistoric animals way larger than their modern counterparts? And why did they become extinct?
There were several reasons that animals in the past were larger than their modern counterparts. The main reason is that there was more oxygen in the atmosphere, facilitating the growth of larger animals. I know that there were other reasons, but that is the only one I know for sure. The reasons that 99% percent of all species are now extinct is that they were either unable to adapt to their circumstances properly or simply evolved out of existence.
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I'm curious, why were so many prehistoric animals way larger than their modern counterparts? And why did they become extinct?
It depends on the era, but I assume it has something to do with the amount of oxygen and heat in the enviornment. The higher oxygen content, generally the larger animals and insects are. Likewise, right now we do have megafauna, but all the biggest megafauna were eiher outcompeted or hunted to extinction by Humans helped by climate change. 10,000 years ago we had some massive creatures on the planet.

Also, in the case of large marine animals, being supported by large numbers of food and the anti-gravity effects of water, larger body sizes are supported.
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How could something that big and with those teeth only eat fish... paleontologists can be wrong often
Aside from the size of the fish, it is quite possible that there was a greater quantity of fish in the rivers, swamps, and lagoons of Createcous Egypt. A greater volume of food can allow for greater growth...

In addition, remember that some of the largest animals in the world today feed on some of the smallest. It is not impossible to have a large creature subsist on creatures much smaller than itself.
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Aside from the size of the fish, it is quite possible that there was a greater quantity of fish in the rivers, swamps, and lagoons of Createcous Egypt. A greater volume of food can allow for greater growth...

In addition, remember that some of the largest animals in the world today feed on some of the smallest. It is not impossible to have a large creature subsist on creatures much smaller than itself.
Whales and whale sharks can easily swallow a busload of people, but they only eat plankton for some reason.
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Aside from the size of the fish, it is quite possible that there was a greater quantity of fish in the rivers, swamps, and lagoons of Createcous Egypt. A greater volume of food can allow for greater growth...

In addition, remember that some of the largest animals in the world today feed on some of the smallest. It is not impossible to have a large creature subsist on creatures much smaller than itself.

Maybe they ate everything
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