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Re: Archaeopteryx flight
George Olshevsky (firstname.lastname@example.org) writes:
You'll have to ask the late Sam Welles about the hands of Coelophysis and
Short of a sayance, this could be very difficult.
It was he who told Tracy Ford and me that the first digit was
opposable to the other three, whereas the first digit is not (easily)
opposable in more derived theropods.
I had hoped you actually knew first-hand (no pun intended) why - rather than
simply taking somebody's word for it.
Apparently he was studying the theropod
manus, but he died before he could publish his results. Since his
fit right in with BCF, I saw no reason to question them.
On the contrary, that seems the very best reason to question them. You
should perhaps scrutinize the evidence that you say supports your theory as
harshly as the evidence that opposes it.
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