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Re: Hands and brains

>Timothy van der Linden wrote:
>> Reply to Ric:
>> >>Maybe they had a smaller brain because they were (coldblooded?) reptiles
>> >>instead of warmblooded mammals.
>> >
>> >This is in great debate right now. Depends on which camp you are in. Dr
>> >Bakker beleives they were mostly warm blooded based partly on the care of
>> >young and other factors I can't remember right now. I tend to lean twords
>> >his beliefs.
>> >Ric
>> They did lay eggs, I think? And they did not have hairs like most mammals.
>> Did dinosaurs have scales like reptiles?
>But Ric is just saying that they may have been warm
>blooded - he's not saying they may have been mammals.
>Birds, for instance, are warm blooded, but they're
>not mammals.

Anatomicly (?) dinosaurs are 99%+ built like birds, especially the
carnivors. The way the legs work, Feathers are really scales, the need for
grining stones in the gullet. etc....