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Re: giant birds



In a message dated 11/9/99 9:15:42 PM EST, k.clements@auckland.ac.nz 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.