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Re: bauplan convergence

ah, but it isn't likely that birds, bats, and pterosaurs had spider
silk.  (at least I HOPE not!!!)
So they woulda have had to modify something if they wanted to catch
breezes and flaot away....


Dinogeorge@aol.com wrote:
> In a message dated 6/8/00 5:52:55 PM EST, bettyc@flyinggoat.com writes:
> << Why evolve wings when you can get where you want to go with what you
>  have? >>
> OK, but surely the ancestors of birds, bats, and pterosaurs could have gotten
> to where they wanted to go without their wings...

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