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Re: Dinosaurs versus mammals

On Thu, 22 May 1997, Stephen Faust wrote:

> I may be wrong here, but didn't the mammal - like reptiles rule the world 
> before the Permian extinction and then the archosaurs ( dinosaurs ) got 
> the upper hand?

Right.  So the gentleman's question is a good one.  And the answer needs
to be addressed in an adaptationist fashion rather than some Gouldian
stochasticist "It is the way it is because it is the way it is"