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Re: Penguins And Rexes

On Fri, 12 Aug 2005 21:44:59 -0400 Jordan Mallon
<jordan.mallon@gmail.com> writes:
> On 8/12/05, don ohmes <d_ohmes@yahoo.com> wrote:

> > And last but not least-- "could bigass titanosaurs lie
> > on their sides?"

> I haven't the foggiest, but I'd guess not if they wanted to get up
> again.  My old man has a hard enough time lifting himself up off 
> the
> ground.

The following is pure speculation.  If a huge *terrestrial* animal could
not extricate itself from a fall, or it could not extricate itself from
an "unsual" rest position (e.g., laying on its side), then I propose that
the animal never existed in the first place.

More than likely, with successful lineages, evolution automatically adds
failsafes to its modifications.