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RE: Dakota the Dinosaur Mummy

Speed is not based on muscle mass. An elephant has great muscle mass
than an ostrich, but cannot out run one (same with the cheetah vs lion)

Kenneth Carpenter, Ph.D.
Curator of Lower Vertebrate Paleontology & Chief Preparator
Department of Earth Sciences
Denver Museum of Nature & Science
2001 Colorado Blvd.
Denver, CO 80205 USA

Office phone: 303-370-6392
Museum fax: 303-331-6492
For PDFs of some of my publications, as well as information of the Cedar
Mountain Project:
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The scientific method is a myth:

-----Original Message-----
From: owner-DINOSAUR@usc.edu [mailto:owner-DINOSAUR@usc.edu] On Behalf
Of MKIRKALDY@aol.com
Sent: Sunday, December 02, 2007 12:38 PM
To: dinosaur@usc.edu
Subject: Dakota the Dinosaur Mummy

Strange that this story should appear first in the UAE  papers:

"Dinosaur mymmy (sic) had scales, can outrun T. rex
(AP)   2 December 2007"
"WASHINGTON - One of the most complete dinosaur mummies ever  found is 
revealing secrets locked away for millions of years, bringing
researchers as close 
as they will ever get to touching a live dinosaur."

"The fossilized duckbilled hadrosaur is so well preserved that
have been able to calculate its muscle mass and learn that it was  more
than thought, probably giving it the ability to outrun predators  such
as a 
tyrannosaurus rex."


Whatever  happened to Leonardo?


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