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At 02:27 PM 7/2/98 -0500, JMNorton wrote:
>With all the new discoveries and their implications, maybe a re-statement
>of DinoGeorge's "BCF" hypothesis should be "FCF" (feathers came
>first").  Agreeing on this may start to bring the two (or more) sides in this
>debate closer together.

Actually, both BCF and the "standard model" bird orgin predict (or at least
do not reject) the idea that feathers predate _Archaeopteryx_.

Thomas R. Holtz, Jr.
Vertebrate Paleontologist     Webpage: http://www.geol.umd.edu
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