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Re: Origins of flight
In a message dated 98-04-29 03:07:55 EDT, Patrick.Norton@state.me.us writes:
<< I was including insects, but I'm not aware of any fish, snakes or frogs
that fly. Glide perhaps, but fly? >>
We're back to the old problem of the definition of the term "flight." As I
noted many times before, I'm using the dictionary definition of "flight,"
which simply means "passage through the air." Nothing is said about what kind
of passage this is; I consider parachuting, gliding, ornithopting (flapping
flight), and the kind of flying that aircraft do all to be "flight." Even
aerodynamically influenced falling.