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Re: Airbagged(was Dive!Dive!Dive!)



Nick Longrich wrote:

> sack of bricks to the ground could be wrong. If you pushed someone to the
> ground, they probably wouldn't be hurt, they just respond to catch
> themselves. 

    The paper addressed this: how would a T.rex catch itself?  The largest 
runners alive today are all quadrapeds.  If they trip with one set of 
legs, they have another set of legs to keep them from falling.  T.rex 
does not.  Moreover, its arms were certainly to small to use to catch 
itself.  So, if it tripped while running the probablility of having an 
uncrontrolled fall would be pretty significant.  

LN Jeff
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