>>10836080>why did dinosaurs never became smart?
There was no selective pressure to develop intelligence. This is also erroneous since the direct descendants of dinosaurs (birds) have species making it the third most intelligent class of animals on Earth. Ravens have as many neurons in their forebrain as horses, and can both use and create tools. >in 200 thousand years humans became the smartest beings on the planet.
To be honest, you should count fron when Homo diverged from Pan, so it'd be 2 million years. >dinosaurs lived for millions of years, wouldn't that mean they should have evolved into smart beings as well?
No. By that logic, all plants should have one billion IQ and all bacteria are part of a single ascendant hivemind that plays chess with God daily. >why didn't they?
Why would they? There is no evolutionary pressure for it. Dinosaurs only required nutrition, and their food grew literally everywhere. They had barely any predators, their feathers were already resistant to the weather (the feather is the most evolved form of hair, as it is the best at temperature regulation and keeping away parasites from the skin), they had no opposable thumbs or any need for tools. >what makes us special?
Nothing. Absolutely nothing. The fact you still possess an anthropocentric view of the world where you believe you're special just shows you have little life experience and that if you met a slightly more sophisticated intelligent being, you'd break down crying.