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Re: Birds and dinosaurs



Tom,

If you're a cladist, then birds ARE dinosaurs. If you're a Linnaean or
Mayrian taxonomist, then birds merely descended from dinosaurs.

But if you want to be even MORE correct, you of course should say either (1)
dinosaurs are birds (cladistic version), or (2) dinosaurs descended from
[dino]-birds (Linnaean version); the Birds Came First (BCF).

Pushing-his-own-version George