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Re: "plumed" serpents

> From: jseward123@aol.com 
> Could it be that the ancients found fossils of Sinosauropteryx and
> Sordes, labeled them as reptilian "dragons," and then concluded that
> the fiber integument was feathers? Maybe this is too much of a
> stretch, but it's intriguing that ancient dragons had feathers and
> feathery wings instead of leathery bat wings.

A way to test this hypothesis would be to search holy sites
of ancient cultures, looking for dragonlike fossils that may
have been worshipped.  Lacking such physical evidence, it'd
be hard to evaluate your thesis.

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