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Re: late night thoughts: misunderstand what?
"..Well, given that lions eat elephants who *don't* have their brains on
the end of their trunks ..." -- AJ
Heh. good point. I meant as the everyday, old reliable kind of eatin'...
As to the record, I would like to see a plot of known sauros, body size vs
time. I made a probably incomplete one years ago, but I am sure it is obsolete.
Guess I might have to make another one, as I can't find one online.
There are two mechanisms here; predation driven size increase, and the case
where the prey, for whatever reason, can no longer increase their size (ie,
'predators won'). What patterns constitute support/falsification will (just
guessing) be contentious...
----- Original Message ----
From: Andreas Johansson <firstname.lastname@example.org>
To: don ohmes <email@example.com>; firstname.lastname@example.org
Sent: Thursday, June 14, 2007 11:37:58 AM
Subject: Re: late night thoughts: misunderstand what?
On 6/14/07, don ohmes <email@example.com> wrote:
> 2). The record of sauropods in general seems to be one of increasing size
Is that so? Supersaurus is Tithonian/Kimmeridgian, Sauroposeidon is
Aptian/Albian, Argentinosaurus is Albian/Cenomanian. Puertasaurus is
Maastrichtian, but so are a lot of small (by sauropod standards)
> 5). Why even bother to fight a sauropod? Do you posit that sauropods kept
> 'banker's hours'? Elephants forage as much as 22h out of the day. If an
> elephant's brain was out on the end of his trunk, do you think lions would
> eat them as they foraged?
Well, given that lions eat elephants who *don't* have their brains on
the end of their trunks ...
Why can't you be a non-conformist just like everybody else?