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12 Life Lessons We Learned from Dinosaurs

By Becky Ferreira Aug 20, 2013

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Beauty is in the Eye of the Beholder

Dinosaurs aren't known for their good looks, but that's because we see them through a human lens. Even the species that appear ugliest to our eyes were beautiful to each other. Carnotaurs probably thought their freaky facial horns were sexy as hell. Pegomastax had a face that only a mother could love, and their mothers did. Therizinosaurs looked like a bunch of spare parts thrown together, but their success as a clade suggests they got laid a ton anyway. Beauty is subjective. Even dinosaurs knew that.

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Becky Ferreira

Becky Ferreira is a writer, performer, and raptor based in New York.

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