One of the most intriguing nuances of the Universe is that, time and again, it manages to outdo itself in terms of sheer oddity. One of these examples dwells on the validus humus* Gaia, north on the lateral plane of the galactic core of G2427626, known as the Milky Way galaxy in some ares of the Universe.
This creature, of primarily upright reptilian descent, is around the height of a larval valde vermis; it is omnivorous, with large claws and excellent vision, and can bring down a grown bupholant with little effort. It is perfectly adapted to its environment, and by every law of nature and evolution it should not have developed intelligence; of course, these laws do not allow for cosmic intervention.
Several centuries before the advent of homo sapien on Gaia, one of the the raptors was found calculating the orbit of Gaia's moon-suns. This event in itself was not so strange; indeed, any respectable intelligence could do so easily. No, what made this raptor such an aberration was that it had evolved to such a state a mere three days past; in that time, it philosophized that carnivorous habits were at once vile and wholly unnecessary, and had indeed synthesized artificial nutrients so that it may remain entirely herbivorous, as well as a profusion of other moral dilemmas.
The Antaren who made such an astounding discovery spoke of the raptor's ponderous inflection (for they had indeed evolved speech), an accent that Earthlings would find strangely cockney. The beast had decrypted the entire Antaren dialect within minutes of first encounter, and was able to hold a lengthy dialogue on the probability or lack therein of the raptor's sudden evolution. The creatures were highly philosophic, on this and many other matters, and the species has hence been designated as the Philosoraptor.