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From: "Fr.Inire" <inire@yahoo.com>
Subject: Re: (urth) Aw Hell (Giants)
Date: Fri, 15 Oct 1999 21:58:00 

--- Jim Henley <jlhenley@erols.com> wrote:
> I was talking giants and the Square-Cube Law last
> night with my Amber (RPG)
> group and offered the oh-so-clever observation that
> one could get around it
> by living, giant-sized in the water, oh yes I did.
> But one of my pals said
> the real problem with the SCL is in the lungs - you
> pass a point where the
> surface area of your enlarged lungs can't absorb
> enough oxygen for all the
> cells in your enlarged body.

   aw, tell him to bugger off and go appreciate some
existencial<sp> impressionism...;-> Actually, doesn't
that naively assume that the lung capacity isn't also
increased by the evolution of greater numbers of
alevoli <sp> sucking up O2? That would seem to follow
if the rest of the body has evolved such that water as
the only means of support...

Jeff "My dice hate me!" Miller

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