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Re: OCCAM'S RAZOR & THERIZINOSAURS



---Jonathon Woolf <jwoolf@erinet.com> wrote:
>
> Dinogeorge@aol.com wrote:
> > In BCF, birds do not go through a
> > state in which they become large, heavy, ground-dwelling cursorial
bipeds
> > before once more becoming small; they start out as small,
lightweight,
> > arboreal forms (probably as far back as the Permian) and remain
so. The large,
> > unflightworthy size and bipedal cursorial lifestyle of theropods
are derived
> > relative to the common ancestor of birds and theropods.
> 
> The _Permian_??  I just checked a couple of my references, and they
say
> _archosaurs_ weren't even around for most of the Permian.  The
earliest known
> 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:

http://members.tripod.com/~megalania/2legs.html

Note that the article does not refer to the fossil as being that of an
archosaur, but then again neither does George.


==
Larry

"Atheism -- a non-prophet organization"

http://members.tripod.com/~megalania/index.html


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