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The velociraptor has a sickle shaped sharp claw in the middle of each foot. I saw that this could have been used for the purpose of climbing trees.

look, Christian Forums 25 Comments [4/1/2003 12:00:00 AM]
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Fernando

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4/12/2008 8:37:50 PM



What the hell does this have to do with Fundyism?

Paleontologists have postulated upon the supposed climbing abilities of raptors for YEARS. It's got nothing the fuck to do with religion.

Who was the idiot who submitted THIS quote, seriously? They wouldn't know Fundyism if it came up and kicked them in the balls :|

4/12/2008 9:19:58 PM

Gjervan

@#494434: There is a difference between being able to climb THANKS to the claws, and having the claws FOR tree-climbing. And in thins context (which it is unfortunatly removed from) look is arguing that velociraptors were vegetarians before the Fall.

4/12/2008 9:48:20 PM

Lithp

On another note, YOU don't know Fundyism. You ever read the FAQ? It does NOT define a Fundie as a religious person. The only thing more irritating than coming to the comments area and seeing someone say "Not Fundie, no mention of religion" is the Fundie itself.

I just had to get that out. Carry on now.

4/12/2008 10:20:39 PM

lissie

if you're saying this isn't fundie because its not religious than i guess this person put it on here cuz its come from a christian forum...

but Lithp is right, fundie doesnt necessarily mean they're religious

4/13/2008 6:28:31 PM

Quantum Mechanic

No, telephone poles.

4/13/2008 6:33:30 PM

Monu

It's Fundamentalists Say The DARNEST Things, not Potential Fundies Say Things.

8/21/2010 2:36:50 AM

Tempus

It also had a mouthful of razors, long, muscular hind legs with a long balancing tail, big, forward-facing eyes with binocular vision, and a big, complex brain. Its shoulder-joints, wrists and hip-joints don't share the same flexible structure as brachiating animals today, instead being constructed along the lines of ground-living animals that run and jump and kill with their claws. If velociraptor climbed trees at all, it couldn't have been very good at it.

Every last animal with those particular clusters of adaptations that lives today is an agile, ground-running carnivore.

8/21/2010 2:57:39 AM

Justanotheratheist

Why is look using the present tense? Are velociraptors still around?

Way cool, man! Not to mention how it would fuck with the religious fundies' so-called brains if it were true.

12/1/2010 3:10:59 AM

Masker

I really don't see why this is fundie. This guy is just expresing a possibility based on archeological discoveries. It is not as if he is denying evolution or sending people to hell.

12/1/2010 7:20:21 AM

JohnTheAtheist

The claw was also used for eviscerating non-believers and glorifying the Lord.

12/1/2010 8:33:07 AM

Canadiest

Thus; velociraptors liked to bungee jump, or commit suicide, or ate monkeys, or needed to hang Christmas decorations, or loved coconuts (Ate them or threw them at velocirabbits) or they coulda used them to open cans of beans

12/1/2010 11:03:44 AM

whatever

I wish somebody would clone one from whatever tiny traces of DNA they can find... it would be quite cool. Until it escaped of course...

12/1/2010 12:51:44 PM



Every last animal with those particular clusters of adaptations that lives today is an agile, ground-running carnivore.

Nothing stops them from being able to hunt from tree (jump down on unsuspecting preys).
Of course, analysis of their skeletal structure might find that their body structure doesn't allow them to climb using the claws.

12/1/2010 2:29:57 PM

Mothman

Velociraptors are Hork-Bajir.

12/1/2010 3:25:39 PM

SeekerLancer

Predatory dinosaurs ate meat. We found fossils of dinosaurs killing other dinosaurs. We found fossils of dinosaurs with the bones of other dinosaurs in their stomachs.

Moses didn't ride any raptors. Just let it go, let it go.

12/2/2010 6:09:31 PM


Grigadil

All hail Philosoraptor!

12/2/2010 11:00:07 PM

thelivingguano

The male human being has a penis. I saw that this could have been used to fuck a melon.

10/2/2011 10:46:24 PM

J. James

You know, there is a biped that is approximately the size of a Velociraptor and also has a huge, 5-inch inner talon. It's called te Cassowary, and yeah, it can't climb.

I don't even know why it would matter if the Raptor COULD climb, that doesn't change it's diet.

10/2/2011 11:04:21 PM

Swede

"The velociraptor HAS"? It doesn't exist anymore, it's a case of "The velociraptor HAD".

You don't need a sharp claw to climb trees, a dull sickle shaped bone would do better, as it would not cut down smaller trees while you climb them.

A sharp sickle shaped claw would be perfect to gouge out your prey's stomach, or decapitate the prey. In short, sharp blades are good for killing.

10/2/2011 11:53:00 PM

Philbert McAdamia

I saw this as being ideal for flipping off other animals; hence the term "Giving the Bird."

10/3/2011 7:30:09 AM

Anon-e-moose

@Canadiest

"Thus; velociraptors liked to bungee jump"

Just when you thought T-Rexs piloting F-15s, or 'raptors wielding AK-47s, or even becoming the Messiah wasn't awesome enough, you have to go and up the ante. Good show, sir!

And remember: Raptor Jesus truly Saves.

10/3/2011 8:21:18 AM

JohnTheAtheist

I think your brain is sickle shaped.

10/3/2011 8:24:28 AM

rw23

Or for being able to make short, sharp runs on the ground without the claw being an undue impedance. And what about matching claws on the arms (not to mention similar strength and joint movement) to make vertical climbing feasible?

I suppose it's possible that the OP is thinking of actual velociraptors rather than the infamous Jurassic Park stand-ins (deinonychus). The real ones were at least quite small and light, so would stand a much better chance of getting up a tree.

10/3/2011 12:47:04 PM
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