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Re: More on "Arbitrary" Paleontology

In a message dated 6/6/99 11:26:30 PM Eastern Daylight Time, 
wjtm@midway.uchicago.edu writes:

<< What do you make of the period in the history of paleontology in which 
dinosaurs were not regarded as a single, coherent animal group, but two 
separate groups that are distantly related?  >>

I saw a documentary on Faulkner's Mississippi.  I forget what the topic was, 
but each speaker among a group of men on a hunting trip knew less about it 
than the last, and each decided his comments would be unarguable if he only 
sounded definite and spoke slowly in a resonant voice.
My voice is somewhat nasal, and I think complete ignorance is a good reason 
to limit comment.