Rare Earth theory?

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But complex life had evolved long before the comet strike. Who can say what would have happened had the strike not occurred?
Which brings to mind a pet peeve. In almost every SF series or movie that I've seen, the reptilian and avian females have significantly apparent tits. Since when do egg-laying species (other than platipi) use them? (Not that I mind watching them, though.)
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anurag dimri probably had no idea s/he was necroposting.

Which brings to mind a pet peeve. In almost every SF series or movie that I've seen, the reptilian and avian females have significantly apparent tits. Since when do egg-laying species (other than platipi) use them?
Seriously, that's where you draw the line at plausibility? :wink:
 
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If dinos had continued to rule the planet, would they have had any evolutionary pressure to develop intelligence? Mammals had strong pressure to evolve intelligence (I would think) as a way to stay out of the mouths of nasties.
So had dinosaurs - there were all these other big nasty fierce dinosaurs around !
Evolution works at the level of a species not an order.
 
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Seriously, that's where you draw the line at plausibility? :wink:

No, but of my peeves this was the most titillating... :uhh:
 
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In almost every SF series or movie that I've seen, the reptilian and avian females have significantly apparent tits.
Put on the TV showings they all had some sort of necklace/jewelry that miraculously stayed in place to cover their nipples?
 
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No, but of my peeves this was the most titillating... :uhh:

I'm abreast with you on that issue.
 
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Oh well, I left it open for awhile.
 

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