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Re: the supracoracoideus system and bird flight



>  Kata McCarville quoted John Ostrom as saying that birds can still
>  fly if you sever the tendon that operates the leverage of the
>  supracoracoideus system.  This experiment was done in the 1930s in
>  Nazi Germany (Sy et al.). They took pigeons, severed the tendon, and
>  then encouraged them to fly by unspecified methods. They could not
>  take off. So they opened the window and threw them out.

This just proves my hypothesis that prehistoric cavemen hunted all the
dinosaurs to extinction.  The very same cavemen that threw Archaeopteryx
out the window to help them fly. LOL ;)

Robert Margulski
rmarguls@cybercomm.net