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Re: human/dinosaur co-existance



Tom Holtz wrote:

>Well, for us cladists, humans coexist with 9000 species of highly derived
>maniraptoran coelurosaurs (aka, birds), and many Americans are looking
>forward to eating a particularly large form later this week.
>
>However, the last nonavian dinosaur (or just plain dinosaur for the
>phylogenetic taxonomy impaired) died out around 65 million years ago, while
>the human-chimp divergance is something like 6 million years ago, and the
>earliest members of our species (Homo sapiens) is around 900,000 years ago.

Us phylogenetic taxonomy impared don't like the term "impared". We prefer
the term "challenged"

Thank you.

This has been a public service announcement for the phylogenetic taxonomy
challenged and anti-cladists.

Chris

cnedin@geology.adelaide.edu.au                  nedin@ediacara.org
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Many say it was a mistake to come down from the trees, some say
the move out of the oceans was a bad idea. Me, I say the stiffening
of the notochord in the Cambrian was where it all went wrong,
it was all downhill from there.