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Re: DROMAEOSAUR "SICKLE" CLAWS



At 09:10 PM 9/8/97 -0500, Casey Tucker wrote:

>The last couple of posts that I've read on _T.rex_ have bashed Horner's
>hypothesis (and him to some extent).  Cut the man some slack.  He was doing
>the best that he could do with the evidence at hand, and that's all that
>any of us can ask.  Plus, let us keep in mind some of the cutting-edge
>info. coming out of his lab @ M.S.U. (Schweitzer's Isolation of
>Bio-Molecules in _T.rex_ bone, for example :-} ).
>

Please recognize that one can like the person while disagreeing with some of
his ideas.  In fact, science wouldn't advanced by challenging other people's
hypotheses.

Ideas by merit, not by source.

Thomas R. Holtz, Jr.
Vertebrate Paleontologist     Webpage: http://www.geol.umd.edu
Dept. of Geology              Email:th81@umail.umd.edu
University of Maryland        Phone:301-405-4084
College Park, MD  20742       Fax:  301-314-9661