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Re: late night thoughts: misunderstand what?
On Thu, 14 Jun 2007, don ohmes wrote:
Interesting, but a little hyped, in my view. Still, I like the approach.
Repeating basic assumptions/opinions here... barring data, we will
probably have to agree to disagree.
1). Well-placed crushing bite (1 Erickson unit (EU) of bite power*),
'instant' incapacitation. When the spinal cord is out of commission,
instant limpness. Convulsions come later. 2). Neck is not strong enough
to move, swing or support multi-ton weight placed away from shoulders
(distal to mid-point of neck). Particularly after injury from crushing
bite. They were herbivores, not draglines.
The sauropod has its whole body. It doesn't ahve to rely on its neck
Biped weighing 4000 kg grabs sauropod by head. A shake of the head, and
biped is flung into the woods? I am skeptical. In other words, I think
the well-placed crushing bite was _perfect_ for killing long-necks.
Reductio ad absurdem: if your body is as big and as mobile as Mount
Shasta, and your neck is as big as a pencil, are you a 'huge' opponent?
Yes. When you weigh 20 to 40 tons and are moving, that's a BIG yes.