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Re[2]: flights of fancy (or "I'm brave, but I'm chicken****"




     
>Not completely true.  We see over and over again that animals that are lower=
 >on the food chain tend to produce a plethora of offspring.  This is so 
 >some= of them will last long enough to reproduce (basically, the flood the= 
 >system).  Invertebrates churn out vast quantities of planktonic larvae, as= 
 >do amphibians.  This is actually a decent survival strategy: produce 
 >enough= young to satisfy the predators, then produce a bunch more to carry 
 >on the= species.  Rather harsh, but it works.
     
     ...and supposedly the way hadrosaurs reproduced-in vast quantity.  
     Hardly lower on the food chain, however.
     
     -Betty