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Are any of the participants in this debate medically schooled? I think Gareth has a degree in psychology (which is not à point to this debate, I believe) but how about Batman?
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But it would have taken an effort, right? We are not looking at something that is coincidental, but instead the result of a conscious removing of all flesh, blood and sinews and such?
Indeed, that's not by accident, but it's not necessarily much of a "design" either. He might just have decided to "fillet" her thighs on a whim.
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Are any of the participants in this debate medically schooled? I think Gareth has a degree in psychology (which is not à point to this debate, I believe) but how about Batman?
Biology was my favourite subject at secondary school and long before then, having read all my great-grandfather's medical books from an early age. I gained an A grade at both "O" and "A" level without even revising. I also took subsidiary modules in physiology and anatomy as part of my degree.

That is Kelly's exposed femur in that photograph, and Karyo Magellan's suggestion was wrong.
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Indeed, that's not by accident, but it's not necessarily much of a "design" either. He might just have decided to "fillet" her thighs on a whim.
I find that what one does has often an underlying reason, Gareth. It may n ot have been one he carried into the room, it may have suggested itself later on and thus have been "a whim" to an extent - but it is in line with how I see the rest of her damage. If it had been sloppier done, I may have felt less inclined to see a purpose, but since it is shining white and spotless with no meat on it whatsoever, I´m fine with accepting that it fits the pattern I identify.
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Biology was my favourite subject at secondary school and long before then, having read all my great-grandfather's medical books from an early age. I gained an A grade at both "O" and "A" level without even revising. I also took subsidiary modules in physiology and anatomy as part of my degree.

That is Kelly's exposed femur in that photograph, and Karyo Magellan's suggestion was wrong.
Thanks for that, Gareth - still hoping that perhaps Paul would be reading this and having a little to say about it!
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If it had been sloppier done, I may have felt less inclined to see a purpose, but since it is shining white and spotless with no meat on it whatsoever, I´m fine with accepting that it fits the pattern I identify.
There's no "pattern" - if you remove the flesh from the thigh then the femur will appear white[*]. Besides, there is actually some meat on it, if you look carefully; little strips of muscle that flop over the bone.

[* Don't forget that we can't tell precisely how "shining white and spotless" it was from an old photograph.]
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Are any of the participants in this debate medically schooled? I think Gareth has a degree in psychology (which is not à point to this debate, I believe) but how about Batman?
I am a biologist. BSc.
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There's no "pattern" - if you remove the flesh from the thigh then the femur will appear white[*]. Besides, there is actually some meat on it, if you look carefully; little strips of muscle that flop over the bone.

[* Don't forget that we can't tell precisely how "shining white and spotless" it was from an old photograph.]
Whther there is a pattern or not is for each of us to decide. You don´t see one, I do, it´s as simple as that.

I am aware that the photo is old.
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I am a biologist. BSc.
Close, but no cigar. My wife is also a biologist and she knows zilch about this matter.
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But then again, it does not when we look at pictures of wolf prey, for example. There may be exceptions, of course, but many of the pictures of wolves devouring prey exhibit red bones with meat attaching to them.
That's because they are eating and not cutting. They are tearing with their paws and dentition.

Take an uncooked whole chicken and see if you can remove the meat with just your hands. You will get pretty far and pull chunks away from the bone quite cleanly even without a knife. If a dog got at the same chicken it would look more like something that been scavenging on it.
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