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Re: labels are imaginary



> The point is, I don't see the *usefulness* of separating birds from the 
> rest of the dinosaurs (aside from dumb stuff like being able to say 
> "dinosaurs are extinct").  I don't know if "dinosaur" is the best name 
> for the descendants of the last common ancestor of _Iguanodon_ and 
> _Gallus_, but apparently it's what were stuck with.

    How about endothermy, the possesion of feathers (not proven for any 
dinosaurian group no matter what anyone says) and flight?  Birds have 
been going thier own way and doing thier own thing evolutionarily since 
the Jurassic.  

LN Jeff