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Re: New Papers in Manhattan
generations without ever testing it! :-D I wonder how many more such
assumptions there are out there. <<
LOL! Yet another case where people have simply believed something for
Actually, it's worse; the data (or at least a preliminary version) HAS
been out there, e.g.
Weaver, J. C. 1983. The Improbable Endotherm: The Energetics of the
Sauropod Dinosaur Brachiosaurus,
Paleobiology, Vol. 9, No. 2, pp. 173-182.
While its primary hypothesis is flawed due to inferred feeding rates
which assume extensive oral processing, the paper has bomb calorimeter
data that shows much of what the new paper says (if not in as much
detail). So really it's an assumption that was tested but people have
been assuming the wrong answer all these years anyways...
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