Among all the planets in the universe, only a tiny fraction can support life. Even fewer will develop intelligent life. What a rare and lucky planet Earth must be to have done so twice.
Many of you have no doubt heard of Velociraptor and its great intelligence. Paleontologists have discovered a species even more intelligent: the Troodon (pronounced TRUE-o-don). Yet there are still many kinds of dinosaurs modern science doesn’t know.
In “Dinosaurs vs. Astronauts,” we meet one of these undiscovered species, a species smarter than Velociraptor or Troodon or any other creature of its era: the Sapiosaurus. Sapiosaurs had intelligence equal to humans. They no longer relied on instinct but cunning. They no longer hunted in packs but lived as a tribe. If they’d had the chance, they could have developed art and culture, politics, religion, and science, just as Homo sapiens have done.
When the dinosaurs went extinct, a few Sapiosaurs survived, rescued by mysterious machines in the sky. And there is one big difference between the Sapiosaurs and the humans of today: after 65 million years, the Sapiosaurs are very hungry. Click here to start reading “Dinosaurs vs. Astronauts.”