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Re: FEDUCCIA'S "PILT-DOWN DINOSAUR"



At 06:06 PM 3/9/97 -0500, Tetanurae@aol.com wrote:
>Another thing I noticed from the Audubon article is a quote that Alan
>Feduccia said:
>
>"I've studied enlarged photos of that thing, and I'll tell you this, those
>aren't feathers."  Alluding to a fraudulamt human fossil, he adds, "I call it
>the Pilt-*down* dinosaur."
>
>Question.  Is Feduccia just trying to be clever in his way of handling this
>matter (like when he claimed _Sinosauropteryx_ was the 'cold fusion' of
>paleontology) or is he really, openly accusing the Chinese workers of fraud?

   Based on my past "experience" with Feduccia, it wouldn't surprise me at
all if he was doing just that.  But let's give him the benefit of the doubt
and say he was trying to be clever without considering what he was implying.

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