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Appeals to authority
Ken Kinman wrote:
> The Thecodontia has no doubt been recognized longer than you have been
> alive, by some very brilliant biologists.
I don't have the background to make a useful contribution to the rights and
wrongs of the Thecodontia, but if this is meant as an argument in favour of
acceptance then it is suprising - surely evolutionary biologists, of all
should not be using an appeal to authority to defend a position?
Of course, if Ken just meant "accepting the Thecodontia isn't a sign of
stupidity" then it's a perfectly fair point :-)