[Date Prev][Date Next][Thread Prev][Thread Next][Date Index][Thread Index][Subject Index][Author Index]

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
1996,
>eight months before _Sinosauropteryx_ started making headlines.  If I could
get
>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
trick!

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