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Re: Hands and brains

To David:

>But what about dinosaurs, small-brained creatures,
>many of whom had bodies much larger than elephants?
>I think I've read somewhere that a large portion
>of their nervous system was distributed... i.e.,
>their spinal cord handled more functions than ours
>does.  So why do elephants have a large brain
>instead of a distributed nervous system, more
>like a dinosaurs?

Maybe they had a smaller brain because they were (coldblooded?) reptiles
instead of warmblooded mammals.