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RE: Footstep sounds - was RE: Novas, Age of Dinos in S.A., pg 203 figure D

  Mike, I am not sure where the miscommunication has occured, but I have not 
actually been talking about _sounds_, nor apparently was the person you 
initially responded to when you brought up "earth shaking," "earthquakes," etc. 
 The issue was about vibrations through the ground, and I was rather explicit 
in my post about using _vibration_ and not _sound_.  You seem to have misread 
or miscontrued your refutation of the earth-shaking properties of large objects 
walking and/or rolling along the ground (silently, even) to only refer to their 
sounds, which was never an issue.

  You comment about _walking_ cattle across a dirt road=2C seemingly in support 
of the above argument, because apparently you are construing the topic of 
"earth-shaking" to be limited to a walking (and therefore apparently silent) 
sauropod.  This still has nothing to do with prevention of vibration through 
the ground (read: NOT sound!).


Jaime A. Headden

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