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RE: birds DID NOT evolve from therapods
Note to all: I realize in responding to this I am feeding the troll,
something I'd rather not do. Even when slain, a troll can cause problems
(e.g., as Pippin finds out at the end of Book 5 of LOTR). Nevertheless, I
just wanted to address a single item directed at me:
> >I am going to state publically that I now agree that Greg Paul et al. are
> >almost certainly correct in the following aspect: the broad feathers and
> >forelimb adapations of dromaeosaurids, troodontids, and
> oviraptorosaurs are
> >almost certainly associated with an avian style form of locomotion.
> Not content with putting feathers on therapods
Hey, I didn't put then there: evolution did.
> now you want to
> put wings on
> them as well. Yeah, that?s right Tom ? velociraptor could fly. Just like
> Superman. Dream on!
Sigh... the "avian style of locomotion" I was referring to is NOT
FLIGHT!!!! Sheesh! Didn't you read the post? I wasn't talking about
flight, nor was I talking about ground walking.
However, if you couldn't glean that from my posting, I suggest that you
(okay, class, get ready for it): Wait. For. The. Paper.
Thomas R. Holtz, Jr.
Department of Geology Director, Earth, Life & Time Program
University of Maryland College Park Scholars
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