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  • Geraldine Reinhardt
    If caring for one s young is an example of The Omlette Theory, then that s where I stand as well. Another crazy theory that sheds light on the evolution of
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      If caring for one's young is an example of The Omlette Theory, then that's where I stand as well. Another "crazy" theory that sheds light on the evolution of a conniving consciousness.

      Gerry
      http://www.home.earthlink.net/~waluk
      ----- Original Message -----
      From: Marc Verhaegen
      To: AAT@yahoogroups.com
      Sent: Wednesday, March 03, 2004 2:59 PM
      Subject: [AAT] The Omelette Theory


      The Omelette Theory

      By James P. Borrett and Alan Burrows

      Sponsored by Rotamold

      We would like to propose a hypothesis that teams of
      oviraptor-like dinosaurs made a conscious choice to begin stealing the eggs
      of other dinosaurs towards the end of the Cretacious Period. As they
      proliferated this was enough to give the mammals a slight selective
      advantage over the reptiles due to their anatomical nature (having marsupial
      pouches, or being able to give birth to live young) and protective behaviour
      towards their young, and combined with the over-predation of dinosaur eggs
      this may have been enough to cause the catastrophic extinction of the
      dinosaur group.

      The winning team of oviraptor-like dinosaurs needed to escape
      quickly from protective mothers and went on to become birds, developing
      feathers and wings as means to control their manoeuvrability during swift
      escapes before they eventually took to the air as true birds.

      Mammalian parenting skills may well have been honed in response
      to predatory birds.

      I suggest that many other species went extinct as the
      disappearance of the dinosaurs caused an ecological cataclysm.

      I would like to test this hypothesis by proposing a second
      hypothesis. I am suggesting that humans descended from a group of
      chimpanzees that consciously chose to steal the eggs of their predators.
      This allowed us to compete successfully with crocodiles for an amphibious
      habitat. However, we may now face an even worse ecological cataclysm than
      the dinosaurs did.

      I fully maintain that these were conscious choices. The empty
      vessel cannot fly.

      Thank you for listening.

      You cannot make an omelette without breaking some eggs.
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      Dear Mark
      I`m sorry to ask a favour but I`m having trouble sending this message to the
      Paleoanthropology newsgroup,please could I ask you to post this on my
      behalf, I have borrowed a freinds email account as I`m no longer on the net.

      With Many thanks
      James




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