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Re: A whole lot of trouble....
Stephen Throop wrote:
> On October 28, Peter Buchholz said a person could get into a lot of
> trouble for proposing a theory that annoyed scientists. What fun!
No I didn't. I meant that I'd get in a whole a lot of trouble because
I could see myself getting into an endless circular argument with
George and Jon like the previous discussions on bird origins have
turned into. I didn't really care if I anoy scientists or not.
> He suggested that dinosaurs first had feathers. They would flail their
> limbs for balance when they jumped from limb to limb. That's how they
> learned by accident to glide. Then the gliders evolved the structures
> necessary for powered flight.
Actually, I don't suggest it, I know it as a fact that dinosaurs had feathers
before they could fly (Sinosauropteryx); unless of course Compsognathids are
secondarily flightless, but retained nothing in their anatomy to suggest this
like many Maniraptoriformes.
I also didn't say that they'd learn to glide. I said they'd learn to flap
that way. Flailing while possessing big feathered arms could easily be
exploited and renamed flapping.
That's all. Just trying clarify what I said and didn't say. I still don't
see what's so different about BCF and BAFT, because, as you can see, they can
be reconciled quite easily.
Maybe he's singing to that man...