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Re: Protoavis?

In a message dated 97-10-20 03:16:11 EDT, znc14@ttacs1.ttu.edu writes:

<< At
 least one group thinks not, and are testing their assertions using computer
 models. George Olshevsky will be pleased. >>

They found that about 18% (nearly one in five) of the cladograms they played
with were incorrect and could not be corrected without input from
stratigraphy, some not even after that. And here I thought it would be more
like 5%. Very nice talk at SVP, with at last some hard data on cladogram
accuracy. Confirmed my gut feeling about cladograms and then some.