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Re: PARROTS, HOATZINS & DEINONYCHUS



In a message dated 12/21/98 12:24:06 PM EST, darren.naish@port.ac.uk writes
(quoting someone):

<< "[The discovery of _Deinonychus_ showed that bird ancestors were] 
 cursorial, terrestrial animals - that's despite the attempts of Greg 
 Paul and Sankar Chatterjee to put this thing in a tree" 
 [audience laughs].  >>

The discovery of _Deinonychus_ showed nothing of the kind, of course. Why did
the audience laugh?