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Re: flapping from gliding (long)
Thanks for your well thought out response to my posting. Your clear
elucidations of your arguments are enlightening and persuasive, and I
appreciate it. In fact I am rather enjoying this discussion.
This thread has gotten too long for me to continue to try to rebut your
every argument, point-by-point. Rather, I will let this thread stand
as is for now, until I can come up with new arguments. I still believe
the origin of flight of both birds and pterosaurs was cursorial rather
Hopefully, there will be some additional light shed on at least
the pterosaur issue in a few days at SVP. The bird issue might
be settled by some key discoveries, such as a clearly feathered
theropod specimen (like the one just found in China??)
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