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Re: Fighting dinosaurs
Joe Daniel wrote:
>Does it strike anyone as a little strange that, even if these two
>animals were suddenly covered in sand, that they would be suddenly
>frozen in that position or would continue fighting each other for
>their last moments? Surely the last thought of both of them was
>getting out of the sand. I would tend to think that that foot found
>its way to its final resting place not as an act of aggression but
>simply trying to find a foothold to get itself to air and escape.
>This of course means that any discussion of fighting tactics based
>on the burial positions is somewhat meaningless, isn't it? Surely
>someone else has thought of this so what am I missing?
Oh, please not again. Why, oh why do people keep questioning what the
THEY WERE FIGHTING. Many eperts have studied it, they DIED that way. I
just ran across a nice Japanese Dino book that has good color view's of
the two, and they died that way.
[ FWIW, I'd rewrite the second question, Tracy; there's always reason
to question the "experts". However, I would concur that people
sometimes ought to pay a bit more respect to those who have actually
examined the evidence first hand... -- MR ]