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Re: re:Dinosaur Hunting techniques



The issue of bone size is, after all, a variant of the old
square-cube problem.  Mass goes up as the cube of linear dimension,
but bone tensile strength only goes up as aproximately the square of
linear dimension.

Thus, all other things being equal, one would expect that bone
diameter would increase at the rate of about the 3/2 power of
length.

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