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Re: Sauropod heat? A serious problem...
Steven S. Lazarus wrote:
> As a general observation, I find it amusing that because you don't
> understand sauropod metabolism that *they* had a problem.
Where's the contradiction? No, I don't pretend to understand
sauropod metabolism, but obviously they still had a problem. ALL
creatures have problems. Finding out how they overcome those
problems is what this game is all about.
> 1) Obviously the animal existed.
I suppose that's where the _Barosaurus_ vertebrae and ribs
that sit on my coffee table originated.
> 2) Obviously it was a highly succesful animal.
And big. Don't forget big.
> 3) If it was an unbearable existence, it wouldn't have evolved.
Oh, go talk to that thing that lives on lobster's lips. That
doesn't sound like much fun.
> It's unlikely that sauropods laid awake at night worrying about their heat
I'm sure they didn't. That's our job.
> It seems that sometimes some people are so lost in their intellectual games
> they play with themselves that they actually believe their own B.S. and
> that *poof* that dinosaur is just going to *up an not have existed at all
> because I can't figure out how it could exist as it did*. These are not the
> dinos limitations. They're our limitations. The bones aren't going to
> vanish into thin air or change to support our understanding just because
> they don't make sense to us. Yet another example of the collective huge ego
> of homo sapiens...
Yes, apparently some human egos are so large, they think they
already have all the answers.
The rest of us still have to ask.
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