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Re: Some thoughts on AVES
On Fri, 2 Nov 2001, Ken Kinman wrote:
> I understand that Mike, but if we put our cleverness thinking caps on,
> I think we can find an appropriate gap that will be stable even as it does
> fill in. They did it with mammals a long time ago, and I think we can find
> a reasonably good equivalent for Aves. Not all transitions are equally
> gradual, and the faster it happened the better.
Which mammalian character are you referring to? How could it have appeared
in a single mutation? What makes it "Class-worthy"?
I don't care how fast the "transition" is, it still has to occur in small
steps. Gaps are artifacts of preservation, nothing more.
T. MICHAEL KEESEY
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