[Taxacom] Large dicynodont fossil

John Grehan calabar.john at gmail.com
Thu Nov 22 19:20:33 CST 2018


ps not saying that rhinos and hippos lived then - bad sentence structure
(although their ancestors ....)

John Grehan

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On Thu, Nov 22, 2018 at 7:22 PM John Grehan <calabar.john at gmail.com> wrote:

> So they found a large herbiroous dicynodont fossil that walked in an
> upright manner, similar to large mammals like rhinos and hippos that lived
> between 210 and 205.
>
> So to the question of why it was so large it was said " Researchers
> believe selection pressures—potentially to protect themselves from larger
> predators—may have been the driver behind their giant size"
>
> Good grief. Why is something so large? - selection pressure. Why is
> something so small? - selection pressure. Why is something in between? -
> selection pressure. Why do we have to rest science on such fairly tales? -
> selection pressure. What would we do without selection pressure? What would
> we do?
>
> John Grehan
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