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Re: Theropod stance balance



As a biped, I'm sceptical of the "don't fall" strategy
for (large) bipeds.  But you might be right, of
course. Good thing they had no beer. 

--- David Marjanovic <david.marjanovic@gmx.at> wrote:
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "don ohmes" <d_ohmes@yahoo.com>
> Sent: Thursday, April 14, 2005 6:29 PM
> 
> > So how the hell did Sue get up? A sort of three
> point
> > pushup (nose, hindleg, hindleg), the little teeny
> arms
> > useful only for pre-positioning? Surely a fall in
> an
> > adult individual was not necessarily a fatal
> event?
> 
> Perhaps it was. I bet that a fall is fatal for an
> adult galloping giraffe. 
> The solution is that they simply don't fall.
> Apparently they watch where 
> they step. :^) (Looks scary on TV!)