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Re: The Raptors Bad Rap

In a message dated 97-08-07 17:58:24 EDT, WOlewiler@AOL.COM writes (quoting
an article):

<<... It also tells us that during the evolution of birds, the behavior of
sitting on
 nests evolved before the origin of flight.>>

While this is likely true, it is not >necessarily< so. First you must define
"flight," in order to talk about an origin for it. And second, if _Oviraptor_
were secondarily flightless, such nesting behavior could well have occurred
in its flying ancestors and evolved after they had developed their flying