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Old 08-23-2016, 01:50 AM
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Originally Posted by Velocity View Post
If I'm not mistaken, humans are simply too heavy, and their feet surface area too small. The basilisk lizard is light and has big feet.
I think that only means that humans can't do it at the same speed or energy expenditure as the basilisk lizard - the only question is whether ramping up the speed (i.e. a theoretical superhuman) would mean that some other limiting factor comes into play.

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