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Re: Baja-ing Dinosaurs



>As for Triceratops, look at what happens when one takes a=
>  vehicle designed for rough, unstable terrain, and use it in a stable=
>  environment (a forest, for example).  That vehicle was originally designed=
>  for stability, with a low center of gravity; as well as built to be highly=
>  manuverable (necessary if one is to be dune-busting).  The Triceratops is=
>  built in a similar manner; it is very low to the ground, with its feet=
>  planted away from the body, giving it a stable "suspension."  Likewise, 
> the=
>  forlimb posture would have enabled the ceratopian to turn on a dime by=
>  planting one foot, and rotating around it.  This would also mean that it=
>  wouldn't have to slow down to turn (a definate advantage).  This=
>  combination of characteristics would make a Triceratops moving at full 
> tilt=
>  very hard to catch; a survival advantage.
> 
OK, am I utterly confused here, or does Rob's observation and argument 
make some kind of sense?

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