Oh geez, not the ‘Dinosauroid’ again…

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The “Dinosauroid“, the human-like product of a thought experiment about what the descendants of the dinosaur Troodon would look like today if the theropod had survived the end-Cretaceous mass extinction, is back. This time it has been invoked as an “I’m just sayin’…” defense by Richard Dawkins in a discussion about what life might be like on other planets. The article itself is here, but be sure to check out Darren’s excellent take-down.

My own thoughts on the Dinosauroid will be featured in the conclusion of my forthcoming book Written in Stone.