Are humans a giant species by relative size?

An interesting article about the relative size of species on Earth and how humans fit in the picture.

Photo: An interesting article about the relative size of species on Earth and how humans fit in the picture.

"we use so much of the gross primary productivity on Earth, it doesn't appear there would be room for a lot of species at that next level of organization and maximum size. At that point you're actually getting towards the physical size limits just imposed by the size of our planet."

http://www.dailygalaxy.com/my_weblog/2009/09/human-size-consistency-baffles-scientists.html

“we use so much of the gross primary productivity on Earth, it doesn’t appear there would be room for a lot of species at that next level of organization and maximum size. At that point you’re actually getting towards the physical size limits just imposed by the size of our planet.”

http://www.dailygalaxy.com/my_weblog/2009/09/human-size-consistency-baffles-scientists.html

 

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