Re: Fossils and Pseudoscience

Drew Talley (
23 Jan 1995 15:48:03 GMT

Sir CPU ( wrote:
: -In general, the average human will not hold his or her breath
: -for three minutes OR run a four minute mile. Both are
: -achieved by training. However, I am willing to bet that
: -bipedal running is energetically more efficient than swimming.
: -Every child, unless physically disabled, learns to walk and
: -run. Every child does not learn to swim and some people never
: -learn to swim.

: - Phil Nicholls

: This is not true Phil. I just saw some exercise information the other day
: that said, behide cross country skiiing, running burns more calories than
: any other exercise, and swimming was included in the list, along with
: bicycling and some other activities.

If I may jump in were the calories evaluated?
Calories per time, or per distance? I would be willing to accept
that running for ten minutes burns more calories than swimming
for ten minutes, but if by efficiency we mean the ability to
travel (both speed and distance), I think you'd agree that
bipedalism is the clear winner.



: Troy Kelley