Archaeologists collect fragments of dinosaur bones. PHOTO/IST
The earth was covered with dust so that the plants stopped photosynthesizing and the animals died.
More than 90% of living species went extinct, including dinosaurs. This event is referred to as the Cretaceous-Paleogene (K-Pg) extinction event, also known as the Cretaceous-Tertiary (KT) extinction event.
So what if the asteroid is missing? What happened to the dinosaurs? What would it be like today if it weren’t extinct? To answer this question, consider the following explanation, as summarized by Science Alert, Sunday (11/27/2022).
In the 1980s, paleontologist Dale Russell speculated that if extinction hadn’t occurred, dinosaurs would have become carnivores capable of using the same sophisticated tools as humans.
This is because dinosaurs had large brains and opposable thumbs and were able to walk upright. Its shape will resemble the Lizard character, a giant lizard who is the main enemy in the Spiderman movie.
Lungs, hollow bones with a high force-to-stress ratio, metabolism and so on have unlocked their evolutionary potential. It allows them to grow in a way that no other land animal ever has.
Furthermore, dinosaurs also had much better eyesight than other mammals. Their ability to recognize colors is better, so they will also have a high alert level.
Today, some descendants of dinosaurs, birds such as crows and parrots, have complex brains. They can use tools, talk and count. This is proof that Russell’s speculation may be true.