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#94780 - 02/08/03 12:15 PM Re: Counterclockwise Bats  
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hat is more probable than the Coriolis force.

Not if I have to accept the notion that they are primates to do it. What's the site, Dr Bill?


#94781 - 02/08/03 01:47 PM Re: Counterclockwise Bats  
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Dear FakdageL I'll have a hell of a time finding that site again. It said they were primates
on the basis of having mammary glands located in the pectoral area. I too wondered why
that was enough to relate them to us.


#94782 - 02/08/03 02:44 PM Re: Counterclockwise Bats  
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Here ;is a site about fling fox, fruit bats, saying they meet criteria to be called primates.
[urk]www.batcon.org/batsmag/v3n2-1.html[/url]


#94783 - 02/08/03 02:53 PM Re: Counterclockwise Bats  
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Rio Grande, Cape May County, N...
Coriolis force.

So which way does a baseball rotate when it hits and leaves the bat? Does it rotate differently in each hemisphere?
And what about other batted (cricket) and thrown objects...does the Coriolus affect them in any way, or is it simply the centrifugal spin of contact? I know the spin of thrown objects is almost wholly influenced by the style of release, but are there any hemispheric factors at work in this?

And what about a boomerang...will it come back in an oppsite arc in the Northern hemisphere?



#94784 - 02/08/03 04:35 PM Bats are primates?  
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Well, damn! Bats are primates, according to the OED, wihch lists primates as the highest order of the Mammalia, including man, monkeys, lemurs, and in the Linnaean order, bats.

Now there is a trivia question that deserves to be on Jeopardy.




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#94785 - 02/08/03 06:37 PM Re: Bats are primates?  
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Bats are Primates.

Thats it. I've had it. Next thing you know we'll be closing caves to protect the homes of our distant cousins the bat.

Wait a minute. We already are. Five of the caves that I used to visit in Alabama have been closed to humans for the sake of our little precious guano making idiot cousin the bat.


#94786 - 02/08/03 07:07 PM Re: Bats are primates?  
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>Five of the caves that I used to visit in Alabama have been closed to humans for the sake of our little precious guano making idiot cousin the bat.


Well, if you're upset that you've been denied further permission to play in your relatives' homes, why not invite them to come play in yours? Turnabout is fair play, is it not?


#94787 - 02/08/03 07:58 PM Re: Bats are primates?  
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And he could make a fortune peddling bat guano.


#94788 - 02/08/03 11:18 PM Re: Bats are primates?  
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Well, damn! Bats are primates, according to the OED

I guess it comes down to who you gonna believe:

http://animaldiversity.ummz.umich.edu/chordata/mammalia.html





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Don't let it drive you batty.


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