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Re: Dinosaur article



In a message dated 95-12-08 04:23:19 EST, jpoling@infinet.com (Jeff Poling)
writes:

>So, are claws on the
>>wings evidence of a transition between reptiles and birds? Obviously not,
>>for these birds are very much alive today.
>
>   Technically, ALL birds have three claws ... they have simply been fused
>into one unit.  Past that, I'll let Mr. Orenstein and others confirm or deny
>whether Ostriches have claws, with references.

Ostriches do have claws in their wings. And yes, claws in the wings are
evidence of a transition between reptiles and birds--or rather, the descent
of birds from among certain reptiles, especially when taken with all the
other evidence. What's the problem here?