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RE: Articles on Dilong and "a hobbit" in the 21. Century magazine



On Thu, 20 Jan 2005, Thomas R. Holtz, Jr. wrote:
> > From: owner-dinosaur@usc.edu [mailto:owner-dinosaur@usc.edu]On Behalf Of 
> > Vladimír Socha
> > [...]
> > Of course the size of a brain is not equal to its abilities, but 
> > still...how could it created float to
> > get to the island, when even H. erectus with the braincase volume around 
> > 700-1250 ccm was unable of such thing (AFAWK).
> 
> Well, lots of animals float by accident to islands.

But we need enough for a breeding population and for something like an animal 
like a 
primate this requires many such accidents (as opposed to say, a lizard).
 
> > [...]