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I know it's 35% but can someone provide a link?
Yes, I think you are right. After having read the Scientific American article I am not very convinced. The improvements that the authors propose are just more of the same, like bigger bones, more muscles, thicker disks between vertebrae in the spinal cord, more ribs, more valves in the veins and some other "improvements" that would also lead to new problems that would have to be overcome. They do not offer any improvement that will not also have some counter effect.DocToxyn said:.....It really comes down to the whole being greater than the sum of its parts. It's true that humans and other animals have, what physicists or chemists might call, inefficient systems, but we also have some pretty good designs.... Over all when you balance the good designs with the bad, I'd say we come out on the positive....