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Re: Fixing dinosaurian carnivour question
In a message dated 5/27/99 2:31:54 PM EST, firstname.lastname@example.org writes:
<< hey now...
'pre-feathered' as a group characteristic is not proper science.
I can say goldfish are 'pre-feathered' (and give me a really wacko
genetech person and a lot of money I can make them post-feathered too) >>
I don't think goldfish scales are homologous to feathers in birds, so
goldfish aren't pre-feathered in this sense. "Pre-feathered" here means
"covered in pre-feathers," not "before being covered with feathers." I
thought this was understood; otherwise I'd have clarified my phrasing.