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Re: Quo vadis, T. rex? [long]



In a message dated 96-02-08 11:54:08 EST, you write:

>      Feathers are known for birds.  Scales are known for some 
>dinosaurs.  Feathers are known for NO dinosaurs.  Might some dinosaurs 
>have had feathers?  Maybee.  But our knowledge to date gives us no reason 
>to beleive that any dinosaur had feathers, and at least a little 
>indication that they did not.  In light of this, dinosaurs having 
>feathers is at least marginally more speculative that dinosaurs all being 
>scaled, and our current system of classification should reflect this.  
>Taxonomy should reflect our best knowledge to date, not the most 
>aesthetically appealing speculation. 
> 

Yea! What he said! ;-)
I could not have stated this any better! 

Thomas R. Lipka
Paleontological/Geological Studies