Re: Becoming altricial/bipedal

Phil Nicholls (
Mon, 09 Oct 1995 05:00:20 GMT (H. M. Hubey) graced us with the following

>Alex Duncan <> writes:

>>are the most social primates. If you were a lion would you attack a
>>GROUP of large primates wielding branches and stones? I think not.

>If I were a lion I probably wouldn't know that sticks and stones
>could hurt my bones.

>They'd have to be hurt by sticks or stones or they wouldn't even
>know what to do about them. YOu can scare dogs or even cats
>by making throwing-displays. They don't know what it means.

All you would have to do is get close enough once. Lions, like most
mammals, can learn from experience.

Phil Nicholls
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