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Re: Dinosaurs to birds



At 02:35 PM 1/23/99 -0500, Dinogeorge@aol.com wrote:
>In a message dated 1/23/99 1:34:04 PM EST, sarima@ix.netcom.com writes:
>
><<  Larger animals seem to have
> been less likely to make it through than smaller ones, for instance.  ... >>
>
>This, in turn, may simply be due to there being, among larger animals, fewer
>individuals available from among which occasional lucky ones might have been
>saved. If the probability of an individual surviving is, say, one in a
>million, and the population is ten thousand, then one would expect the entire
>population to be destroyed. But if the population is ten million, then one
>would expect about ten individuals to survive.

And even that would only be enough to save the species if at least one male
and one female were close enough together to find one another afterwards.

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