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Just another piece of unrealistic dinosaur S***!!!
am 20. April 1997
The way Crichton protrays dinosaurs is a disgrace. Sure, he knows their names, and what they look like, but he knows next to nothing about dinosaur behavior, theories...
There are so many things that I can not put them all here. First of all, and of course, the most "well-known" and least accurate, the "Velicoraptors" The reason why I put that in quotation marks is that they aren't Velicoraptors, which are only 6 feet long and about HALF the size of a human, they're Deinonychi, and the ones the the movie were even bigger, half the size between a Deinonychus and a Utahraptor. Another thing, you can't hunt in a pack, an extreamly social enviroment where a very intimate understanding of each other's feelings is needed for a pack to function properly. Raptors hunt in packs like wolves, behavior should be modeled after wolves. Pack memebers are very close to eachother, they don't go EAT their members as soon as they die!!
"...The female raptor shrieks and grabs his hand in her mouth, trying to pull her mate by the arm. But that action fails too--it rolls him onto his side. His face is smothered by mud... ...His mate cries piteously. She tries to dig out the mud from underneath his head. It's hopeless. Her sharp claws cut through the mud but can't shovel it out... ...She doesn't know what to do. Nothing works. Nothing in her learned experience is helpful; nothing in her learned repertoire.
Finally her sense of self-preservation overcomes the pair-bond, and she retreats to a bit of high ground. In ten more minutes the trapped raptor is dead, his body totally submerged in the dark sediment.
The female raptor sits stunned for hours--she has just lost the mate she had chosen for life. They had hunted together successfully hundreds of times. They made countless kills without either raptor being injured in the slightest. She does not know what to do." -Raptor Red, by Robbert Bakker, if you want to read about dinosaurs, read THAT, he's a paleontologist, HE knows what he's talking about.
Still talking about hunting, you don't go eat 50 things a day when you're already full, and you don't take your attention off your chosen prey. Also, now to the T-rex, you don't ROAR and just SCREAM out that you've stolen some food when the origional owner is probably not more that 50 feet away, and a whole lot bigger than you. And what the HELL was that tounge about?
More on raptors: they're one of the closest dinosaurs to the archeoperyx, they don't have chamelon skin, they almost defenatly had feathers.
And dinosaurs had a very strong sense of smell and eyesight. And one hell of a better memory than to forget something startling and unusual in less than two minutes. Dinosaurs don't have poison, either. And look a hell of a lot different from lizards. The last thing, nothing to do with accuracy, but another thing that I found disgusting with the book, actually, disgustingly cute, was the referance to Procompsognathi as "Compys"
There was a lot more wrong with it, but I'm sure that you've heard me enough.