[ExI] IQ and beauty

John Clark johnkclark at gmail.com
Tue Oct 20 17:21:58 UTC 2015

On Tue, Oct 20, 2015 at 1:10 PM, rex <rex at nosyntax.net> wrote:

​> ​
> Current prevailing opinion appears to be that the horns were used as
> signals,

​Irish Elk had antlers not horns. Horns are retained for ​the lifetime of
the animal but antlers are shed and must be regrown each year, at
considerable metabolic cost I might add. I agree that elk use their antlers
as signals, sexual signals.

 John K Clark
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