Why didn't raptors evolve intelligence sufficient enough to become sapient and start civilization?

Why didn't raptors evolve intelligence sufficient enough to become sapient and start civilization? They were bipeds with thumbs, they were warm-blooded, plus there were LOTS of different kinds. Why didn't they gain sapience? Lack of a verbal language perhaps? I thought the raptors were already kinda smart?

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  1. 6 months ago
    Anonymous

    can we be sure they didn't?

  2. 6 months ago
    Anonymous

    Evolution has no purpose and most mutations are disabling and destructive. They persist simply because animals are replicating faster than they are dying either despite that or because it isn’t disabling enough relative to the environment. If you were objectively worse, would it matter if your environment allowed for it? Just ask your nearest 85 IQ “totally not a moron”. You can find them in trump rallies and threads whining about prehistoric planet.

    This is the only reason. There is no golden path. It is random. They simply lost the dice roll. They could have just developed intelligence and explained it all away as a golden path
    >well uh we could hunt in packs and uh yeah bla bla bla
    But they just didn’t.

    Just like all the shitty pseudo-human apes that we either killed or left alone to go extinct just because they sucked.

    • 5 months ago
      Anonymous

      >trump rallies
      seethe more, also unnecessary to bring up your political view in this context

      • 5 months ago
        Anonymous

        But its an objective fact that american conservatives are ~10 IQ points behind their liberal peers on average. Only the conservative libertarians that hate trump and accuse him of being an israeli puppets can compete with libs in intelligence. It's the difference between "gay bad cuz bible, satan, dey molestin... dem everythings. we gotta shoot em and beat em up" people and "based on a multivariable analsysis, homosexuals would be objectively happier and healthier if they were born straight, so it is our moral duty to investigate the biological cause of homosexuality so that we can predict and prevent it" people.

      • 5 months ago
        Anonymous

        Yeah no, it was relevant and well-stated, and just because you're ONE of the nearest 85 IQ “totally not a moron"s doesn't mean any fricking thing.

      • 5 months ago
        Anonymous

        like this Anon is saying

        But its an objective fact that american conservatives are ~10 IQ points behind their liberal peers on average. Only the conservative libertarians that hate trump and accuse him of being an israeli puppets can compete with libs in intelligence. It's the difference between "gay bad cuz bible, satan, dey molestin... dem everythings. we gotta shoot em and beat em up" people and "based on a multivariable analsysis, homosexuals would be objectively happier and healthier if they were born straight, so it is our moral duty to investigate the biological cause of homosexuality so that we can predict and prevent it" people.

        any conservative with any intelligence at all would never support a grifter like trump

  3. 6 months ago
    Anonymous

    1. Humans are the only example of animal species developing a civilization and even that only happened very recently. There was some kind of rare combination of factors leading to human-like intelligence. Usually making a bigger brain doesn’t offer enough benefits to justify the increased energy consumption, some combination of factors allowed us to keep increasing our brains to the point we started making complex tools making us OP as frick.
    2. We almost went extinct. As mentioned before being smart is not that a big advantage in terms of evolution a tiny difference in the past could have made us extinct and then some other animal would be asking the same questions about apes one million of years in the future.
    3. Civilization started more or less at the same time in multiple points across the globe. Some global change made civilizations possible when most of our existence was in the stone age.

    We got lucky.

  4. 6 months ago
    Anonymous

    Evolution doesn't always take the most viable path. The chances of getting a beneficial mutation that also spreads to the rest of the population is very, very low. Maybe there was a 200 IQ Einstein raptor somewhere down the line. But maybe he got eaten by a T. rex, or died to disease, or broke its leg and got picked off by a stronger predator, or he never managed to reproduce, or he did and the genes controlling its intelligence just didn't carry over to its offspring, or they did but some scavenging protomammal ate his mate's eggs. There's so many things that could go wrong in nature.

    • 6 months ago
      Anonymous

      if he had a 200 IQ why couldn't he have prevented all those scenarios?

      • 6 months ago
        Anonymous

        intelligence won't stop chad killing you if he wants it real bad especially if he's a dinosaur

  5. 6 months ago
    Anonymous

    You need mouth to titty contact in order to develop a better bond, as well as a omnivorous group capable of higher thought. This is firstly so they can pass on culture to advance continual learning, and secondly so they don't commit infanticide when they get hungey or their spawn gets sick. No reptiles show familial bonding in the same way mammals do. I also feel the longer the gestation and growth period of an animal the more attached and protective the animal is of its young.

    • 6 months ago
      Anonymous

      I wouldn't mind mouth to raptor titty contact

      • 6 months ago
        Anonymous

        based

    • 6 months ago
      Anonymous

      Yup, even if dinos weren't wiped out its very unlikely they would have been able to beat back mammals from dominating.

  6. 6 months ago
    Anonymous

    Probably because anything other than a sapient hominid is just not possible at all. Due to rules of our universe and planet anything above animal will be human like.

    • 6 months ago
      Anonymous

      >it's not possible because...it just isn't okay!??!

  7. 6 months ago
    Anonymous

    Because they didn't need to

    • 5 months ago
      Anonymous

      this, with huge claws and teeth you don't need a drop of intelligence to survive and reproduce so advanced brain aspects never emerged among them

  8. 6 months ago
    Anonymous

    I wouldn't mind a raptor wife

  9. 6 months ago
    Anonymous

    Because they are reptiles and not mammals. Reptile biology prevents tgem from being smart as mammals.

    • 6 months ago
      Anonymous

      Why. Dinosaurs are were mostly not cold-blooded

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