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Re: DROMAEOSAUR "SICKLE" CLAWS




On Tue, 9 Sep 1997, Thomas R. Holtz, Jr. wrote:

> 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.

OR-- "Respect the theorist, kill the theory" as some would say.