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Re: "Feathery fossil shows birds aren't dinosaurs"
From: "Matthew Bonnan" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Sent: June 22, 2000 10:24:38 PM GMT
Subject: Re: "Feathery fossil shows birds aren't dinosaurs"
>I don't think it is appropriate in any of this debate to call the dino/bird
>theory a "fantasy" as Fedduccia does. There is no reason to use such
>rhetoric, even if one vehemently disagrees with the majority. Scientific
>progress is made through the weight of evidence, not through a vote for
>popularity or ad hominem attacks.
Thats right Matt, the rhetoric betrays the authors position as well as their
bias. Use of rhetoric is a way of swaying the fence-sitter and the common man
without presenting the data. And as for the Fedducia getting "upset" over the
claim, I'm sure that he will be e-mailed a good amount of e-Kleenex from our
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