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Re: Eggs,Embryos,and Birds
--Original Message-- From: Ralph W. Miller III <firstname.lastname@example.org>: Monday,
January 18, 1999 04:30 PM
>John V Jackson wrote:
>> Does anyone have a reference/url for this?
>> I would agree that birds are probably dinos though of course I would
>> some of the evidence Ralph accepts. The basis for most of the common
>> rests on just two accidents:
>> 1) The existing mindset of "the hunt for the *origins* of birds" by
>> who noticed the _Deinonychus_/ Archy similarities, biasing the field
>> towards an ancestor relationship;
>...and resulting in what interpretive errors?
My view is that "_A_ ancestor to _D_" is the truer one.
>Are you suggesting that the
>similarities are all convergences?
>What evidence that I accept do you doubt?
>Please be specific.
>> 2) A bug in the commonly used basic cladistic algorithm which forces
>> flightless forms together.
>What bug is this, and where has the alleged arthropod led scientists
My view is expressed at :
>> Once freed from these two, the picture makes perfect sense, with no
>> unpleasant paradoxes.
>What picture? If birds are not derived theropod dinosaurs in your opinion,
That's not my opinion. I obviously haven't been shouting loudly enough!
>Termites are boring insects, but bugs suck.
Think of me more as a medicinal leech - a necessary evil.