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Re: OCCAM'S RAZOR & THERIZINOSAURS
---Jonathon Woolf <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
> Dinogeorge@aol.com wrote:
> > In BCF, birds do not go through a
> > state in which they become large, heavy, ground-dwelling cursorial
> > before once more becoming small; they start out as small,
> > arboreal forms (probably as far back as the Permian) and remain
so. The large,
> > unflightworthy size and bipedal cursorial lifestyle of theropods
> > relative to the common ancestor of birds and theropods.
> The _Permian_?? I just checked a couple of my references, and they
> _archosaurs_ weren't even around for most of the Permian. The
> archosaur is either _Protorosaurus_ or _Archosaurus_, but both are
from the Late
> Permian. Something doesn't make any sense here. If birds are
descended from any
> kind of archosaurs, then how can they pre-date archosaurs?
Check this out:
Note that the article does not refer to the fossil as being that of an
archosaur, but then again neither does George.
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