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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.