Dinosaur Reproduction, Not Ancient Gravity, Allowed Super-Sized Sauropods to Evolve
Why was Supersaurus so big? This impressive, 100-foot-plus sauropod was one of the largest creatures to ever walk the Earth – far larger than any terrestrial animal alive today. What could account for such superlative size? Baseball player Jose Canseco offered his own hypothesis on Twitter a few days ago.
After promising to share some of his thoughts on gravity, Canseco cemented his reputation for weird tweets by outlining his thoughts about why there’s nothing quite so big as Supersaurus around anymore:
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Plenty of bloggers picked up on the armchair speculation, and science communication star Bill Nye even chimed in. But