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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
> > Richard W. Travsky
> >
> > 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).
> 
> In principle all you needed was a female pregnant with a male embryo, and 
> you're there. 

That's just plain sick ;)