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Re: CNN: how first birds flew




Thomas R. Holtz, Jr. wrote:

>   The point of the paper in
> question is to show that, contrary to expectations, a running
> _Archaeopteryx_ or other primitive protobird flapping its wings actually
> adds thrust, and thus becomes faster.  Goofy sounding, but that's what their
> model shows.  Find a flaw in their model, and get your paper published as a
> Correction!

The segment of their paper that suggests flapping adds thrust is not flawed in
that regard.  For the moment, I have no public comment about running faster due
to additional thrust.
Jim