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Re: Follow-up on Lions of Savuti

---John Bois <jbois@umd5.umd.edu> wrote:

> Also, it is well known that ants can lift objects many times their own
> weight.  This guy I know says they can bring down elephants.

Hey, that's not fair!

I accept Michael's word at face value.  I just wish there was
something written about it.  It's so newsworthy that I'm surprised
that it hasn't been published.  Lobby Dr. Shoemaker, Michael!

Of course there are *profound* differences between species, I'd be a
lot more willing to accept, say, allosaur predation upon sauropods if
lions were taking adult elephants.  Extant animal behavior is, to a
large extent, what we have to go on in our speculation.

"Language is a virus from outer space."

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