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Re: birds are birds, dogs are dogs
In a message dated 12/5/00 7:59:26 PM Eastern Standard Time,
> > Do you think George "comprehends the fullness of time and richness of
> > in view of his denial that birds are dinosaurs? Of course he does!
> I think it is reasonable to argue that he does not comprehend the richness
> of dinosaurian life!
Oops. George has subsequently pointed out that he does not favor splitting
birds from other dinosaurs in higher-level taxonomy.
However, I would still assert that those who would remove birds from
Dinosauria fail to appreciate that when the birds came along, they *expanded
the boundaries of what it means to be a dinosaur*, rather than somehow
leaving the group.