Re: Fossils and Pseudoscience

Pat Dooley (
24 Jan 1995 21:16:33 -0500

>That's very interesting, Troy. However, calorie burning is not how
>the energetic efficience of an activity is measured. Calorie consumption
>measures energy used but not work done. Running burns more calories but
>I am willing to bet that the amount of work you get out of those calories
>is greater.

You have to be careful how you define work. If your definition includes
overcoming resistance then it is possible that human swimming is more
efficient than human running.

Pat D