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Re: Spinosaurs ate pterosaurs
Amtoine Grant (email@example.com) wrote:
<To this, I must mention: have you ever saw a great white shark leap out
of the water AFTER it has seized it's prey in it's jaws? Forgive me for
my condescending tone, but this is a useless argument. Animals are not
robots. THEY only use as much power as need be for the task they were
designed to, and set out to do.>
And to this I must add: animals are not robots. They are not
pre-programmed, non-altering machines that do only this and never that, as
they were "designed" to do. If that were so, behavioral variation, which
_does_ occur, would never happen; if that were so, we'd be -- well, I
won't take the religious angle.... This is why arguments of "play" and
"excess" are important to this discussion since it demonstrates precisely
this: an animal _can_ and _will_ tire itself out playing, wether or not
this forms a social bond. Even _our_ children and adults play as a social
function, and probably, like _MACHINES_, we do it for a reason, but this
reason may often be veiled under the premise that we just want to have
fun. Perhaps so too a dolphin, otter, porpoise, or lemur.
Jaime A. Headden
Little steps are often the hardest to take. We are too used to making leaps
in the face of adversity, that a simple skip is so hard to do. We should all
learn to walk soft, walk small, see the world around us rather than zoom by it.
"Innocent, unbiased observation is a myth." --- P.B. Medawar (1969)
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