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laughin Wrote:
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> Kristin
>
> do we not read what we post?

Yeah, I did.

Am I the only person here who ever took anatomy and physiology, not to mention biology?

> each body type has a maximum and minimum size
> (which you are correctly arguing)
> but it is not to be confused with the "most
> convenient size"

Most convenient? What the hell does that mean?

I think the term you're looking for is stabilizing selection.

Oh, but that's right, you don't believe in evolution so there's no such thing.


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But large mammals like that have a very
> difficult time cooling themselves. When the
> climate warmed up, they couldn't tolerate it. The
> same thing goes for elephants. They're wonderful
> at retaining heat but not so good at getting rid
> of it.
>
>
> the most convenient size was changing
> those already existing couldn't change their size
> but possibly their offspring could

Their size wasn't changing. Their bodies simply could not cool themselves efficiently.
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The same is true of humans. Smaller people
> get cold very easily--their body heat dissipates
> quickly. Larger people can stay warm longer and
> can tolerate much colder temperatures.
>
> so during the ice age, Larger people would be
> favored
> these days, not so much

Nobody really lived in those conditions. Please understand that. People retreated to refugia--Cro Magnon, Neanderthal, Denisovan, the first Americans. You know about Meadowcroft. It's 16,000 years old and may be 19,000. But the glaciers never got that far south. They stopped in your backyard.

People were not equipped, either physically or technologically, to deal with the worst of conditions. For a long time it was thought that the Neanderthals were cold-adapted. Not true. They were adapted for warmth just as Cro Magnon was.

> You are looking at it backwards
> Now take an average 8 foot ice age human
> who evolved to survive those conditions and and
> scale him down
> to 5' 7" of recent times

That's BS. You're saying that humans, from the evolutionary inception, were 8 feet tall. There is absolutely nothing to support that.

Please, Duane, let's deal in reality here.

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