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RE: that paper of ours



From: owner-dinosaur@usc.edu [mailto:owner-dinosaur@usc.edu]On Behalf Of MariusRomanus@aol.com
 > 
 > Ok, Pay no attention to that worthless rant of frustration that I wrote at 4am and for which Tracy decided to post  
> when she shouldn't have. 
 
Errr... "...HE shouldn't have."  Tracy is an XY genotype...
 
 > Alright.... The following is a link Holtz gave: 

Actually, that was from John's post: I added only the last link (to the Straight Dope's site).  There are various weird things that go on when I reply to html-formatted emails (not fond of them...).
 
> I have no idea what Bakker said. 
 
Bob apparently used the old "models say bumblebees can't fly" urban myth, hence all the links to that subject.
 
 > Well, well, wellâ. Fish donât seem to have the muscle mass to swim as fast as they do, and we still canât model  
> it right.  How fascinating!!! Sure, we are dealing with a different medium called water, but the fact remains that itâs  
> the muscle power that is in question. 
 
Actually don't know much about their experiments, but a series of recent papers (some of which were published in American Zoologist about a year or so ago, in their Axial Skeleton issue) suggest that helical fibers of various tissues (blubber, among other things) are very important "springs" in the locomotion of fast swimming vertebrates.
 
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