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Re: *Longisquama* and Fossil "Ghost" Lineages -- Rehashing an Old Debate

In a message dated 6/26/00 8:35:30 PM, qilongia@yahoo.com writes:

<< <Even if either you or I am right in this debate, the
fact still remains that Logismama(sic) and any
dinosaur are a thousand times more closely related
than graptolites and Cephalodiscus graptolitoides.>

  How? Quatify your comparison. Do not rely on
vagaries or generalities to uphold an hypothesis. >>

The last common ancestor of grapholites and Cephalodiscus was the Ordovican 
at least. The last common ancestor between Logisamiama and Allosaurus was the 
terminal Permian, max. You and a herring are more closely related than a 
spider and a fly. Why? Time. 

eric l.