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Re: the tonight show
In a message dated Tue, 9 Jan 2001 9:09:46 AM Eastern Standard Time, "Ken
Kinman" <firstname.lastname@example.org> writes:
I'll have to disagree with you on this one, although it does depend on
how one defines "closely related", and therefore might be viewed as partially
quibbling over semantics.>>
Well, unlike HP Kinman, I do not buy the argument from morphological
difference. However, the longer generation times for large birds could be
taken to mean that a given individual ratite is, in some meaningful way,
marginally more closely related to an individual _Velociraptor_ than, say, a
given individual hummingbird is--much as my father's cousin is more closely
related to my great grandparents than I am.
But it wouldn't be a very significant difference.