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Re: Refurbished Berlin Brachiosaurus Mount
Kent A. Stevens writes:
> Mike, try to differentiate between a very high resting neck posture
> for vigilance (watching out for lions, for instance) and the actual
> postures involved during feeding, especially in dry season, as the
> cited studies have shown.
Well, sure. I didn't say anything about giraffes _feeding_ in the
vertical-neck posture, but about how they _stand_. (I'm not really
sure how we got onto the subject of giraffes anyway, since we both
agree that they are not particularly good osteological analogues for
> The articles we cited help one to see the complexity of feeding
> behavior under natural conditions. I'd recommend you actually read
Where did you get this idea that I've not read them? I've read
everything you've ever had published on this subject, plus the
unpublished material on your web-site, much of it as soon as it became
available and most of it multiple times.
You seem to be assuming that the only possible way I could fail to
agree with you is by not having read the articles. On the contrary:
you make a good case, but I don't find it a compelling one.
/o ) \/ Mike Taylor <email@example.com> http://www.miketaylor.org.uk
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