Dino reputation 'is exaggerated'

Here's more of that crazy "study the evidence and use it to evaluate conclusions, correcting them if they are wrong" brand of science.

Sure hope this doesn't catch on. It's so much easier to follow the creationist "ignore all evidence that doesn't fit your beliefs, even if that means you ignore all evidence" style.

(it's also a fascinating story in its own right.)

BBC NEWS | Science/Nature | Dino reputation 'is exaggerated'
The Velociraptor dinosaur made famous by the Hollywood movie Jurassic Park may not have been quite the super-efficient killer we all thought.

Like other dinos in its family, it had a distinctive sickle-shaped claw on the second toe which many have assumed was employed to disembowel victims.

But tests on a mechanical arm suggest this fearsome-looking appendage was probably used just to hang on to prey.

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