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[Did T-rexes have teeth suited for eating vegetation before the Fall?]

I doubt it. The T-rex's teeth are ideal for stripping leaves from branches. You are refusing to recognize a simple fact. Characteristics that are ideal for a carnivore can also be ideal for a vegetarian.

unclemonkey, FaithCommunityNetwork 64 Comments [2/24/2008 2:12:55 PM]
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MK

Here, bud. Hold out a bunch of seaweed for that great white. I'm sure he'll prefer to eat that over your arm.

2/24/2008 2:14:57 PM

TerriblyAmused

You try telling that to the folks in Jurassic Park.
What? It's just as real as your Bible is...

2/24/2008 2:16:29 PM

Parallax

Clearly, you fail at biology.

2/24/2008 2:19:44 PM

The Arrogant Atheist

Ah, yes, of course. That's why lions are always grazing, and wolves forage for berries. Then of course there are those legendary cabbage loving dingos.

2/24/2008 2:25:47 PM

canadiest

Which explain why are leaf eaters today have?,,,,see how easy that is?

2/24/2008 2:29:34 PM

DevNull

What characteristics exactly? The inability to digest cellulose?

2/24/2008 2:32:47 PM

Reverend Davidius

Lets compare T-Rex teeth to croc teeth. Clearly, they are bothe long and thin and coome to a relative point. Juding by what the croc eats (whatever it kills), I therefore judge that T-Rex had a similar diet.

2/24/2008 2:41:26 PM

James

That's why the teeth of a t-rex are so similar to those of a giraffe.

Oh, wait, no, they're the exact opposite to the teeth of a giraffe.

2/24/2008 2:50:44 PM



Perhaps they *are* suited to stripping the leaves (Doubtful, but maybe). There's still the little problem of *chewing*. T-rex teeth, like crocodile teeth, are NOT suited to mashing up food (be it meat or plant matter). And there are very few herbivores that would swallow whole leaves or whatnot. But large chunks of meat...

If I'm wrong, feel free to correct me.

2/24/2008 2:54:17 PM

Freboy

Uhm... and the famous raptor claw is ideal for picking the seeds out of fruit.

2/24/2008 3:00:10 PM

freako104

Well I'll be a monkey's uncle! I did not know that! Honestly! I thought they ate meat because of their sharp teeth! How wrong I was.

2/24/2008 3:16:57 PM

Andreus

I... buh... you... wah?

No, just... never speak, type or otherwise communicate again. Your speaking priviledges are hereby revoked.

2/24/2008 3:17:43 PM

Eric

That thread is hilarious. He's getting his idiotic claims debunked by a YEC.

2/24/2008 3:37:03 PM



Right, and a chainsaw is ideal for cutting toenails!

2/24/2008 3:42:34 PM

Bananas

I have only one response to this:

LOLWUT?!

2/24/2008 3:43:42 PM

Horsefeathers

"I doubt it. The T-rex's teeth are ideal for stripping leaves from branches."

I think you mean "flesh from bone."

"You are refusing to recognize a simple fact."

Well, it's pretty obvious that one of us is.

"Characteristics that are ideal for a carnivore can also be ideal for a vegetarian."

That would make them an omnivore, which the T-Rex was not. Omnivores have teeth that are a combination of sharp, pointy teeth of carnivores (e.g. T-Rex) and flat, broad teeth of herbivores (e.g. a cow). You know, kind of like what you have in your own mouth. Do the teeth in the mouth of a T-Rex resemble your own teeth in any way?

2/24/2008 3:47:50 PM



The whole paleontolgic community has a word with you.

2/24/2008 3:51:24 PM

antichrist

And the reason that they find gouges in other dinosaurs ribs where a T-rex's tooth will fit perfectly, is they were fighting over a fern?

Seriously Ken Hovind is a thief and a liar, yet you people revere him like God. Hmmm... 3 cardinal sins right there.

2/24/2008 4:01:21 PM

Nirjuana

Yeah, you really need some serious claws and sharp teeth to attack those apples

2/24/2008 4:04:30 PM

Andreus

Eric wrote:
That thread is hilarious. He's getting his idiotic claims debunked by a YEC.

You know that you're an idiot when even the YECs won't support your drivel.

2/24/2008 4:51:47 PM

cool cats

Do you believe that T. Rex breathed fire too?

I have to ask since you're quoting Kent Hovind.

Try consulting an actual science book sometime, You might learn something.



And no, learning is not of the Devil.

2/24/2008 5:00:48 PM

Blayze Kohime

Its more than the teeth of carnivores that make them carnivores. Their entire digestive tract is such that it will extract nutrients that their body needs, but only if they eat the right things. Feed a hyena or a tiger vegetation and they will shrivel up and die young. Feed a deer or a cow meat and you will have diseased unhealthy meat from them. Even humans require a certain diet in order to be healthy, even if many of us just deal with being unhealthy.

2/24/2008 5:01:34 PM

Septic Sceptic

And the herbivore bones found in fossilised Rex poop? An accident I presume. A Triceratops was scittering around in the treetops, seeking out prey (Triceratops was a fearsome carnivore, as evidenced by it's vicious flesh-tearing beak) when along came the gentle grazing Tyrannosaur and accidentally swallows the unseen carnivore with a mouthful of vegetation.

2/24/2008 5:06:01 PM

Psittacosis

Yeah, cause we all remember the Sabre-Toothed Cow.

2/24/2008 5:20:55 PM

anevilmeme

T-rex's teeth are not ideal for stripping leaves from branches, more importantly they are not ideal for chewing leaves.

2/24/2008 6:18:23 PM
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