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Re: DINOLIST PHYLOGENY (long joke)




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> From: Curtis Olson <olson_c@mediasoft.net>
> To: dinosaur@usc.edu
> Subject: RE: DINOLIST PHYLOGENY (long joke)
> Date: Saturday, February 07, 1998 11:17 AM
> 
> As usual, you have overlooked another major player in the ecology of the
list, 
> the Lurkerids.  The Lurkerids are an interstitial fauna, and are not
related to 
> the dinolistiforms (as previously described).  Lurkerids are rarely seen,

> except when revealed in posts like this one, scampering across the list,
only 
> to disappear again.  They live silent, invisible lives, waiting for the
day 
> that a cataclysmic event causes mass extinction of the dinolistiforms, at
which 
> point the Lurkerids, better adapted to survive in the new environment,
will 
> evolve into a myriad of types, occupying the niches previously held by 
> dinolistiforms.
> --
> Curtis Olson
> Hamilton VA
> olson_c@mediasoft.net
> 
> "Human equality is a contingent fact of history"
>       - Stephen Jay Gould
> 

As a "Lurkerid" myself, I feel I should pount out that lurking is an
ecological niche, not necessarily indicative of evolutionary relationship,
though I suspect that the majority of lurkers, like me, are gottaclueids.