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Re: "Most deadly predator..."
Steve Jackson wrote:
> I suspect that the factor that leads authors to name some species or other
> as the "most deadly predator" is anthropocentric. What they mean is "most
> scary predator" -- to THEM.
> If the articles in question had been written by mice, the shrew would be
> named as the most deadly modern predator, while Coelophysis would get the
> honors as the most efficient prehistoric monster. T. rex, Utahraptor and so
> on would be ignored as irrelevant curiosities.
Another thing is this:
If, for example a tiger, is selected as the "most deadly predator", what does
actually mean? Do you become _deader_ after a tiger attack than a snake? Does a
croccodile kill you _less_??? A sweet little flower can be as deadly as a
it kills you if it is poisonous. Everything that kills you, is the same deadly!
while, the "most scary predator" is another thing...
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