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Re: T. rex
I agree with your comments, but I wonder why it is that bipedalism in
large "predatory" animals/birds suggests to some people inherent
clumsiness? Survival depends on a species evolving (or being naturally
selected) in such a manner that it is capable of effectively functioning
in its environment, thus avoiding "bad design".
Predator and/or scavenger, I can't see T. rex stumbling about the
Cretaceous with two left feet.
>Brian, et al:
> Jack DOES believe that _T. rex_ was primarily a scavenger, as he
>to indicate to Tom Holtz after Tom's DinoFest talk about how well _T.
>works as a predator. He liked the talk, but still thought that Tom was
>wrong and he (Jack) was right. I suppose the idea of a 6 ton, wobbly
>balanced, 2-legged EFFECTIVE killing machine is too much for Jack.
>[However, some smaller creatures, who are even MORE unbalanced
>have managed to become one the most effective killing machines of all
>talking about people - even when unarmed, we can be very good at
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