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Re: the supracoracoideus system and bird flight
> An early flyer is bound to be a crappy one. Its my impression that
>all the characteristics that made Archaeopteryx a bad flier are primitive
>characteristics, not characteristics that might have evolved for a
>specific lifestyle other than flight. Archaeopteryx may simply have not
>been in the flying business long enough to have find tuned its anatomy. Why
>would an early bird using its feathers for soemthing other than flight be
>motivated to evolve IMPROVEMENTS on flight capacity like the block-like
>pelvis, flexible wishbone, longer primaries, pygostyle, and thick sternum?
RIGHT ON, BROTHER!!!
Q. What gastropod is a constant skeptic?