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Primative (was Re: Progress in e

<< "primitive" is not a term that denotes inferiority.  It simply means
non-derived.  Therefore, if an animal has an underived feature, even if the
feature works perfectly within the animal's evironment, it is 
by definition "primitive".>>

If non-derived is what you mean to say when you say primative, why don't you
just say non-derived instead of a word that already has a definition that
does not mean non-derived?

Peter Buchholz