The Focus forum is now closed.
We're sad to make this announcement because, over the years, the forum has provided fascinating debate on science and technology, and we’ve often printed the discussions in the magazine.
We’d like to thank everyone who’s joined in and made it such interesting reading for fellow forum members and all of us who work on the magazine.
Graham Southorn, BBC Focus magazine
Graham Ogle wrote:The one thing which is lacking from many of these programmes is any explanation about the science involved and any assumptions or guesses which are made. It would be nice to have the option of subtitles, so when they show a stripey dinosaur, there is some text to explain why they think it is stripey. Or why do they show carnivorous dinosaurs as being vocal creatures?
Healerman wrote:I think, Graham, that the "details" used in finishing the dinosaurs are just extrapolations of what we find with existing life. Predators tend to be stealthy as they hunt but do seem, by and large, to make an awful lot of noise when they kill. Perhaps to intimidate the prey, making the kill easier?
Twelfth Monkey wrote:quite so frequently with the 'evidence' pieces though, and the viewing angles were often too much of a Wayne's World-style extreme close up.
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