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Re: Air sacs in extant non-avian reptiles?
In a message dated 7/31/00 9:28:50 AM, email@example.com writes:
<< Please ignore the outburst of Eric Lurio, quoted below. He seems to be
emotionally attached to a number of out-moded concepts.
In point of fact, the majority of evolutionary biologists working on
vertebrate relationships today (paleontologist and neontologist alike) agree
that the evidence for the dinosaurian origin of birds is vastly stronger
than the alternatives. A small group of physiologists and a couple of
paleontologists reject this idea quite loudly, although not very
effectively. Lurio seems to have accpeted their arguments hook, line, and
Have you actually compared a pidgen with a gecko? The differences are
enormous!!!! The small group of physiologists n fact accounts for
practically all of them working today, not to mention every single
orthinologists. Birds are as much reptiles as they are fish.