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Re: titanosaurs

In a message dated 12/5/02 9:37:23 AM Pacific Standard Time, 
TiJaWi@agron.iastate.edu writes:

<< 2) For the thousandth time (and counting), the traditional "ground-up" vs
 "tree-down" dichotomy is an outdated mindset.  As Padian and others have
 stated _ad nauseum_, there is no compulsion for a hypothetical pro-avian to
 adhere exclusively to a terrestrial or arboreal ecology.   >>

It's only considered outdated by those who cannot mount a convincing argument 
that "ground-up" works.