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RE: Lemurs and Feathers

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From: Tim Williams [mailto:twilliams_alpha@hotmail.com]

David Marjanovic wrote:

>I still prefer HP Tom Hopp's idea that wings evolved for brooding, and 
>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.
And I really doubt bats perfected their flapping underwater.