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Re: [adatesman] Ape Index revisited [In reply to]
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It's not "way more complicated". Instead of the difference of wingspan to height it's the ratio of arm length to leg length (with a scaling factor so it isn't a fraction).

Is it more useful for comparing the reach of (human) climbers? I don't know. Seems to me that the more meaningful measurement of reach is actually the reach, rather than the ape index. You know, how high can you reach? That's a function of height and arm length mainly so you can probably more or less get there from ape index and height (or intermembral index and height), given a few extra assumptions.



Bigfoot, huh?


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