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Re: Discovery tonight ... 8 pm
On Dec 8, 2009, at 11:46 AM, Michael Erickson wrote:
One thing that I absolutely _must_ make clear is that I do not, in
any way, shape, or form, agree with how that senquence on the show
depicted the proposed kinesis working. The way that they protrayed
the lower jaw literally becoming "unhinged" from the quadrate was
totally wrong, no arguments here.
Ah, gotcha - sorry to jump to conclusions. It does highlight a common
misconception, though, and there are many individuals who envision
snakes working that way, as well. Happy you are not among them
(didn't really think you were), but it still stands as something that
anyone talking about cranial kinesis to the public and/or press may
want to help clarify. I try not to let interviewers get away with the
old "unhinging" or "dislocating" the jaw comments these days.