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Could Pixar’s The Good Dinosaur have actually happened? Let’s ask a scientist.


Previously the great Neil deGrasse Tyson, American astrophysicist, author, and host of the relaunched Cosmos TV series, answered if it was scientifically possible that dinosaurs and humans could have co-existed if that asteroid missed the Earth as hypothesized in Pixar’s “The Good Dinosaur.” The answer? It wouldn’t be impossible, but it wasn’t likely.

Now deGrasse Tyson is back to drop a little more science on you looking at the possibility of unlikely pairings such as “could dinosaurs and humans be friends?”

I totally love science, don’t you? I just don’t expect my animation to be held to such high standards and am glad that he creative types are allowed, you know creativity in telling their stories.

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2 thoughts on “Could Pixar’s The Good Dinosaur have actually happened? Let’s ask a scientist.”

  1. One common belief is that it was the removal of the much larger dinosaurs that helped our much smaller ancestors flourish and grow and evolve. If the dinosaur continued to exist and use up those resources our ancestors needed, it is quite possible we would never have existed. Or, even if we had, we (and the dinos) would likely be much different than what we know.

    Neil deGrasse Tyson’s answer is a bit disappointing, scientifically. It seems to come down to: “well, anything’s possible”. My guess is that Disney didn’t really want him coming out and saying that he really believes that would never have happened.

  2. I love Neil DeGrasse Tyson because, much like Carl Sagan, he brings the beauty of science to the foundation of why we study it. Awesome video, thank you for sharing!

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