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Re: Dinosaurs to birds

In a message dated 1/23/99 3:06:37 AM EST, Dwight.Stewart@VLSI.com writes:

<< But, still, why did THOSE particular large vertebrates survive?
 Individual cases of luck, where
        one particular specimen survives, yet not another; I can understand.
 But, why were non avian
        dinosaurs, plesiosaurs, etc. so globally unlucky?  Luck, by
 definition should be totally random & governed by the laws of statistical
 chance. >>

"Luck" is what we call it when we can't come up with a more detailed
explanation, due (usually) to lack of data.