While the Voth are far more technologically advanced than the Federation, they aren't as far ahead as might be expected with a head start of many millions of years. Voth progression is in fact quite slow, largely because of cultural resistance to challenging "Doctrine", a dogmatic and inflexible body of law that defines -- among other things -- acceptable avenues of scientific and technological research. For instance, Voth Doctrine states that the species is native to the Delta Quadrant, and despite ample evidence that they originated on Earth, the scientist who suggested the "Distant Origin" theory was arrested, tried for heresy, and forced to recant.
- An advanced civilization of dinosaurs living on Earth should have left some evidence of their presence that scientists would have found.
- A civilization capable of interstellar travel to escape the Cretaceous–Tertiary extinction event should have been able to alter the asteroid's course -- preventing the collision from happening at all -- with considerably less effort.
- The Voth are another example of the "genetic destiny" nonsense that permeates Star Trek descriptions of biological evolution. The ship's computer "extrapolated" the evolution of hadrosaurs by millions of years, resulting in a humanoid form. Such an extrapolation is impossible, since species evolve to adapt to local conditions, not to be more humanoid. The computer could not possibly have known the environmental conditions to which the Voth ancestors were adapting.