Wednesday, December 5, 2012

Nerd History: The Troodon Could Have Taken Over

If I told you that there was a dinosaur - you know, those prehistoric creatures that had brains the size of walnuts and got wiped out some 65 million years ago or so - that could have evolved into something with comparable intelligence to humans, you'd probably laugh, right?

Such is the story of the Troodon. While its evolutionary progress likely would have stopped more at the neanderthal level, the dinosaur's trend definitely showed a possibility of evolving into something humanoid-like, complete with humanoid features and problem-solving skills. Strange, strange stuff.

There's more detailed and better science here and here, but just the simple idea that David Icke might have been onto something in an alternate timeline is one of those brain-exploding concepts to me.

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