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RE: Did the evolution of intelligent life depend on Dinosaur extinction?
(09-11-2017 09:02 AM)Claw Wrote:  Are you saying the dinosaurs were not intelligent? They might disagree.

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RE: Did the evolution of intelligent life depend on Dinosaur extinction?
(09-09-2017 10:50 PM)Dasville Wrote:  
(09-06-2017 03:38 PM)miko33 Wrote:  
(09-05-2017 11:21 PM)Dasville Wrote:  At the end of the day, math argues against any other intelligent life in the Universe and Science proves it. If a tree falls in the woods.

I don't think so. Based on size alone, the odds are that other intelligent lifeforms have evolved and existed in the past, currently and probably into the future.

https://www.cbsnews.com/news/across-cosm...fe-common/

Answer my first question. Did the evolution of intelligent life on earth depend on the extinction of the Dinosaur?

I can't answer that question. However, I think it's logical to assume that the extinction of the dinosaur was necessary in order for mammals to multiply and evolve.
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RE: Did the evolution of intelligent life depend on Dinosaur extinction?
(09-12-2017 11:27 AM)miko33 Wrote:  
(09-09-2017 10:50 PM)Dasville Wrote:  
(09-06-2017 03:38 PM)miko33 Wrote:  
(09-05-2017 11:21 PM)Dasville Wrote:  At the end of the day, math argues against any other intelligent life in the Universe and Science proves it. If a tree falls in the woods.

I don't think so. Based on size alone, the odds are that other intelligent lifeforms have evolved and existed in the past, currently and probably into the future.

https://www.cbsnews.com/news/across-cosm...fe-common/

Answer my first question. Did the evolution of intelligent life on earth depend on the extinction of the Dinosaur?

I can't answer that question. However, I think it's logical to assume that the extinction of the dinosaur was necessary in order for mammals to multiply and evolve.


So one factor to the increased pace of evolution after the extinction of the dinosaur is the "thrifty phenotype".
Here is a recent study relating to that:

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5438120/
09-12-2017 12:15 PM
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RE: Did the evolution of intelligent life depend on Dinosaur extinction?
(09-12-2017 12:15 PM)Dasville Wrote:  
(09-12-2017 11:27 AM)miko33 Wrote:  
(09-09-2017 10:50 PM)Dasville Wrote:  
(09-06-2017 03:38 PM)miko33 Wrote:  
(09-05-2017 11:21 PM)Dasville Wrote:  At the end of the day, math argues against any other intelligent life in the Universe and Science proves it. If a tree falls in the woods.

I don't think so. Based on size alone, the odds are that other intelligent lifeforms have evolved and existed in the past, currently and probably into the future.

https://www.cbsnews.com/news/across-cosm...fe-common/

Answer my first question. Did the evolution of intelligent life on earth depend on the extinction of the Dinosaur?

I can't answer that question. However, I think it's logical to assume that the extinction of the dinosaur was necessary in order for mammals to multiply and evolve.


So one factor to the increased pace of evolution after the extinction of the dinosaur is the "thrifty phenotype".
Here is a recent study relating to that:

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5438120/

For our evolution I'd say it was a component. Even at that, it is only but one component when you consider that virtually all mammals never developed intelligence. YJust because our life evolved in this way, it doesn't automatically make it universally true across all planets in the habital zone.
09-12-2017 03:08 PM
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RE: Did the evolution of intelligent life depend on Dinosaur extinction?
What is the definition of intelligence here?
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