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Re: The all-strategies-are-equal-theory.



On Sat, 20 Apr 1996, John Bois wrote:

> Nick Pharris questions whether or not the lack of arms caused ratites to
> have a limited niche.
>
> The ratites are devoted to speed.

Ummm...  Hold on.  *Ostriches*, it is true, are built for speed.  I'm not
sure about tinamous and rheas; but moas, emus, cassowaries, and kiwis are
not particularly adapted for running.

[moderator's note:  speaking from experience, emus are excellent runners]

Anyway, arms served the speed-demon ornithomimids well.

Nick Pharris
Pacific Lutheran University
Tacoma, WA 98447
(206)535-8206
PharriNJ@PLU.edu