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Re: OCCAM'S RAZOR & THERIZINOSAURS
John V Jackson wrote:
> --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
Um, could you answer a question for me, please? If the presence of feathers
necessitates a flying ancestry, then where did feathers first come from, and
-- Jon W.