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Re: OCCAM'S RAZOR & THERIZINOSAURS
--Original Message-- From: Jonathon Woolf Date: 31 July 1998 22:48
Subject: Re: OCCAM'S RAZOR & THERIZINOSAURS
>> 1) Sinosauropteryx's fluffy stuff
>> 2) Caudipteryx (& Protarchaeopteryx)'s feathers
>> 3) The early Jurassic "therizino..."
>OTOH, it's also true that I managed to predict items 1 and 2 in January
>eight months before _Sinosauropteryx_ started making headlines. If I could
>them right, they must not be all that earthshaking, n'est-ce pas?
>-- Jon Woolf
Yes, quite a large group managed 1 & 2 in rough form; after all, a
warm-blood needs insulation. However, I am most impressed by predictions
which mention that ownership of such a specialised feature as feathers
necessitates a flying ancestry. (Incidentally, I think the definite
non-feathers of Sino... does not help full BCF!) The odd few also managed
3. However, like the lottery, getting *all* the numbers is the special
Tom & Pete have mentioned how many in particular predicted 1 & 2, but I
think a little too much was made of the individual predictions.
John V Jackson