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Re: Dinosaur Books and Movies
On Fri, 23 Mar 2001, Adam Britton wrote:
> From: <Buckaroobwana@aol.com>
> Sent: Friday, March 23, 2001 7:57 AM
> > Does this mean that every Daffy Duck cartoon ever made also qualifies as a
> > dinosaur flick?
> By that same token (with the same pinch of humour), doesn't Honey I Blew up
> the Kids qualify as a King Kong movie?
No, since we're not descended from gorillas.
> I don't think anatomical similarities are the only criteria that should be
> used to decide whether birds are dinosaurs, otherwise we'd be chimpanzees.
No, since we're not descended from chimpanzees.
> Presumably you can use temporal (as opposed to geographical) isolation to
> argue that Aves is now likely to be suitably differentiated from dinos.
No, since _Neornithes_ co-existed with other _Dinosauria_.
> Actually, I can see a potential hole in my argument already.
I found two.
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