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Re: More on Argentavis

Mark Hallett writes:

perhaps I'm remembering this
incorrectly or incompletely, but wasn't there an
aeronautics engineer who stated many years ago that
according to the laws of flight dynamics, a bumblebee
should in theory be incapable of flight?

According to the incompletly known laws at the time. We now know more about aerodynamics - and no doubt have plenty more to learn.

You point is still valid though. The history of science is littered with examples of people putting theoretical limits on living things, only to have those living things make them look like idiots in front of all of their scientist friends. The abilities of extinct creatures are of course a lot harder to test.


Dann Pigdon
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Melbourne, Australia             heretichides.soffiles.com