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Re: Quick Addendum (was Re: PATAGIA DO NOT MEAN VOLANT ANCESTRY)
>"I am afraid nature isn't as tidy as paleontology would like it to be"
As has been correctly pointed out to me....REVISION!!
Those who have been arguing for BCF, and other such hypothesis, nature is
not as "tidy" as we would like it to be, and there is NO reason why two or
more (even opposing) traits can be selected for simultaneously. It is
perfectly feasible (and likely) that the origin of feathers and flight was
the target of multipule selectional pressures.
To: firstname.lastname@example.org <email@example.com>
Date: Friday, August 28, 1998 10:30 PM
Subject: Quick Addendum (was Re: PATAGIA DO NOT MEAN VOLANT ANCESTRY)
>At 08:07 PM 8/27/98 -0000, David Lessin wrote:
>>It is of course possible that seperate selective pressures were working on
>both brooding and flight characters SIMULTANEOUSLY. I am afraid nature
>as tidy as paleontology would like it to be.
>Not to sound snooty, but exactly WHICH paleontologists on this group are
>advocating a particular selective pressure or scenario for feather origins?