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Back to the dino-bird thang

At 11:33 AM 12/2/96 -0500, King, Norm wrote:

>But it clarifies nothing to say that birds are dinosaurs.  Any child can 
>see that birds are not dinosaurs.

   Really?  Exactly why is that?  If you show a child an ancient bird like
_Archaeopteryx_, especially if it's standing next to "Sinosauropteryx", will
he be able to tell the difference?  If you take a modern bird and break off
the keeled sternum, and stand it next to a similar sized, beaked, non-avian
dinosaur with its tail snapped off, will he be able to tell the difference?

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