Le fil de Titem
Tout ce que les êtres humains font est “génétique”, dans le sens où toute pratique, même contradictoire, se trouve dans notre potentiel génétique. Comme Stephen Jay Gould l’a affirmé de manière éloquente, la “potentialité” n’est pas la même chose que la “finalité”. La paix et la guerre, l’amour et la haine, l’avarice et la générosité, le désir appolinien et l’abandon dyonisien font tous incontestablement partie de notre potentiel biologique humain, mais aucun d’eux ne peut être considéré comme “déterminé” et “causé” par la biologie humaine.
Extrait de The Trouble with Nature: Sex in Science and Popular Culture, de Roger Lancaster p. 96.
therodentqueen:

inlovewithgeosciences:

Megafauna Size Comparison
“Human- a 6 foot (1.8m tall) man.
African Bush Elephant- 3 meters tall at shoulder. The largest of modern elephants.Songhua River Mammoth- 5.3 meters at the shoulder! WAY larger than most other mammoth species (and a good many dinosaurs)!Triceratops- 8-9 meters long, approx 8-9 feet tall, and quilled. Its skull is one of the largest of a land animal.Tyrannosaurus Rex- 12 meters long, with a 5 foot skull. Unique late-cretaceous predator. Stockier and brawnier than other giant theropods.Brachiosaurus- 13 meters high with its head raised. Although smaller than more recent sauropods, still by far one of the largest compared to most.Hatzegopteryx- largest yet pterosaur- with a 3 meter skull and 12 meter wingspan! Also hairy. Spent most time foraging the ground- but could still fly! …………….Great White Shark- a larger specimen at 6 meters long. Usually they only reach 4m.Orca (aka Killer Whale)- 7-8 meters long (average). Top predator of today’s oceans. Can take down larger animals than itself!Temnodontosaurus- 9-12 meters: top predator of early Jurassic; a meaner form of Ichthyosaur. Also has some of the largest eyes in the animal kingdom.Megalodon- estimated 12-16 meters long. Depicted at 12m. Each tooth is as large as a man’s hand! Lived through dinosaur AND mammal eras!Mosasaurus beaugei- 15- 18 meters, with a near 2 meter skull; the largest of the mososaurs.Leviathan Melville- AKA Moby Dick: estimated 15-18 meters; NEWLY discovered predatory whale. Has a 3 meter skull and teeth larger than bananas. Predator X: 15 meters long; With a 3 meter skull. One of the largest pliosaurs and top predator of late jurassic/early cretaceous.Leedsichthys: 9- 22 meter estimate: Depicted at 14 meters. Known only from collosal fin bones and thousands of fragments.Shonisaurus sikkanniensis: 22-25 meters long. 5 meter skull with no teeth. Largest Ichthyosaur. Likely ate squid like modern sperm whales do.Sperm Whale: 18-22 meters long. The largest toothed animal on the planet!Blue whale: 26-33 meters: The largest ever known animal.”

Dude.

therodentqueen:

inlovewithgeosciences:

Megafauna Size Comparison

Human- a 6 foot (1.8m tall) man.


African Bush Elephant- 3 meters tall at shoulder. The largest of modern elephants.
Songhua River Mammoth- 5.3 meters at the shoulder! WAY larger than most other mammoth species (and a good many dinosaurs)!

Triceratops- 8-9 meters long, approx 8-9 feet tall, and quilled. Its skull is one of the largest of a land animal.
Tyrannosaurus Rex- 12 meters long, with a 5 foot skull. Unique late-cretaceous predator. Stockier and brawnier than other giant theropods.
Brachiosaurus- 13 meters high with its head raised. Although smaller than more recent sauropods, still by far one of the largest compared to most.
Hatzegopteryx- largest yet pterosaur- with a 3 meter skull and 12 meter wingspan! Also hairy. Spent most time foraging the ground- but could still fly! 
…………….

Great White Shark- a larger specimen at 6 meters long. Usually they only reach 4m.
Orca (aka Killer Whale)- 7-8 meters long (average). Top predator of today’s oceans. Can take down larger animals than itself!
Temnodontosaurus- 9-12 meters: top predator of early Jurassic; a meaner form of Ichthyosaur. Also has some of the largest eyes in the animal kingdom.

Megalodon- estimated 12-16 meters long. Depicted at 12m. Each tooth is as large as a man’s hand! Lived through dinosaur AND mammal eras!
Mosasaurus beaugei- 15- 18 meters, with a near 2 meter skull; the largest of the mososaurs.
Leviathan Melville- AKA Moby Dick: estimated 15-18 meters; NEWLY discovered predatory whale. Has a 3 meter skull and teeth larger than bananas. 
Predator X: 15 meters long; With a 3 meter skull. One of the largest pliosaurs and top predator of late jurassic/early cretaceous.

Leedsichthys: 9- 22 meter estimate: Depicted at 14 meters. Known only from collosal fin bones and thousands of fragments.
Shonisaurus sikkanniensis: 22-25 meters long. 5 meter skull with no teeth. Largest Ichthyosaur. Likely ate squid like modern sperm whales do.
Sperm Whale: 18-22 meters long. The largest toothed animal on the planet!
Blue whale: 26-33 meters: The largest ever known animal.”

Dude.