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Re: flights of fancy (or "I'm brave, but I'm chicken****")
> When there is no evidence either way, you opt for the explanation that makes
> more sense. While nobody said that evolution _has_ to make sense, it usually
> does when the evidence is in and the smoke clears.
I think saying the smoke has cleared on the bird fossil record is a
pretty heavy exageration.
> >Except that it might well have developed adaptations to counter this
> >problem. After all, an Ostrich is an extremely fast runner with
> >fairly-large, well-feathered wings and it seems to manage.>
> Yeah--or it could simply lose the feathers
It COULD but it DIDN'T.