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Re: Lemurs and Feathers

David Marjanovic wrote:

I still prefer HP Tom Hopp's idea that wings evolved for brooding, and Klaus
Ebel's idea that the wingstroke evolved for underwater flying is still the
only explanation for the wingstroke that I know.

Please. Tell me you're kidding.

Won't happen in a parachuter, IMHO.

Why not? Flapping the primordial wing may do wonders for increasing thrust and improving maneuverability.



Timothy J. Williams

USDA/ARS Researcher
Agronomy Hall
Iowa State University
Ames IA 50014

Phone: 515 294 9233
Fax:   515 294 3163

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