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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.

This is in great debate right now. Depends on which camp you are in. Dr
Bakker beleives they were mostly warm blooded based partly on the care of
young and other factors I can't remember right now. I tend to lean twords
his beliefs.