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Re: CNN: how first birds flew

In a message dated 5/5/99 12:03:50 PM EST, bettyc@flyinggoat.com writes:

<< As a flier Archaeopteryx probably represents a late stage in the
 evolution of bird flight. Chiappe and Burgers think early winged
 dinosaurs were able to run faster and evade predators by flapping their
 wings. Their descendents probably kept going faster and faster and
 eventually were able to take off.  >>

This is so unlikely I can't believe the paper was accepted in a refered 
journal like Nature. Let me at it.