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Re: giant birds
In a message dated 11/9/99 9:15:42 PM EST, email@example.com writes:
<< The above scenario is reminiscent of an incremental, functional theory
advanced by another George, George Gaylord Simpson. Ironically, unlike
BCF Simpson's horse phylogeny was incompatible with fossil
stratigraphy. Plausibility is a useful yardstick, but it depends on the
eye of the beholder. A reading of the literature would suggest that not
all find non-arboreal hypotheses implausible. >>
I'm honored to be mentioned in the same sentence as George Gaylord Simpson.
Doesn't happen very often.