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Re: why larger?
> In a message dated 97-02-17 11:43:50 EST, firstname.lastname@example.org (kmh) writes:
> << Okay, I follow the logic up until this point. Byt WHY would they be
> replaced by LARGER decendants of their smaller relations? Why "larger?" >>
> Because it was their larger relatives that were eliminated in the
> hypothesized extinction event. The niches occupied by the larger animals
> would be left vacant and eminently fillable by larger descendants of the
> smaller relations, if such were to evolve.
His question, I believe, was rhetorical. If smallness is such a virtue,
why are those niches so "eminently fillable?"