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With the average human height going up about an inch every decade, scientists study what exactly is causing us to become giants.
Researchers are testing Cope’s Rule, via some of the latest statistical modeling methods, to see if and how it might have applied to dinosaurs and have found that Edward Cope and his rule were absolutely right. Except when it wasn’t.
Biologists have long believed that bigger is better when it comes to body size, since many lineages of animals, from horses to dinosaurs, have evolved into larger species over time.
Edward Drinker Cope (July 28, 1840 – April 12, 1897) was an American Paleontologist and a founder of the Neo-Lamarckism school of thought. Despite little formal scientific training, Cope was one of the most prolific researchers in his field, publishing 1,400 papers during his lifetime. His expeditions and dedication enabled him to discover, describe and name more than 1,000 vertebrate species, making him one of the greatest contributors to the field of paleontology to date. Edward Cope...
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