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Re: Asteroid impact finally confirmed?
From: Jeffrey Martz <martz@holly.ColoState.EDU>
> How absolutely vital are alulas for precise landings on branches?
> Chiappe says that since _Archaeopteryx_ didn't have an alula, it must
> of have landed on the ground. ...
Well, I suppose I had better tell the flying squirrels they cannot
land in trees.
Or, more seriously, I doubt it is that vital, it seems more likely to
be of the nature of an optimization instead. Too many gliders and
flyers and jumpers lack anything comparable.
The peace of God be with you.