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RE: Parrish's neck work ...
From: "Augustus T. White" <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
Almost nothing about [sauropods] makes intuitive
sense. The low-neck model helps solve the blood pressure problem, but then
bother with a long neck if you can't elevate it, not mention the mechanical
problems connected with feeding...
And then you have to think about the amount of muscle needed to hold such a
long neck in the air. Sit on a chair and hold your leg parallel to the
ground and you'll see what I mean, you can't do it for long. It's just
easier to hold it under you or above you (which would be the case for
sauropods). They same to be a paradox all wrpped up in one little bundle.
Hold your head high to save strength and pass out. Hold your head low and
don't pass out, but get a major kink in the neck. And then of, course,
there's feeding problem Toby mentioned.
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