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Re: Feduccia's delusion

In a message dated 11/30/01 4:16:53 PM Pacific Standard Time, Dinogeorge@aol.com writes:

<< "The concept of dinosaurs as giant, ground-dwelling birds extends
historically back to at least the year 1802, well before the publication of
the first scientific description of a dinosaur (Megalosaurus, by the Reverend
William Buckland in 1824) and the recognition of Dinosauria as a distinct
"sub-order of reptiles" (by Sir Richard Owen in April 1842). >>

      Perhaps I'm being a little thick here, but how can you have a concept of  dinosaurs before there was a concept of dinosaurs? Shouldn't this read, "The concept of dinosaur ichnites as being the tracks of giant, ground-dwelling birds...
A subtle but huge difference. DV