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Re: Ceratopsid controversy
Adam Smith (email@example.com) wrote:
<What exactly was Erikson's problem?>
Erickson: typo for Rolf Johnston, sorry....
<Johnson, R. E. and Ostrom, J. H. 1995. The forelimbs of _Torosaurus_ and
an analysis of the posture and gait of ceratopsian dinosaurs. In,
Thomason, J. J. (ed.) Functional Morphology in vertebrate palaeontology.
Camb. Univ. Press. 277pp
<If so, perhaps Johnson and ostrom should get that leg out of the broom
cupboard and make some modifications!>
Johnston and Ostrom did not model the ribs and vertebrae, as Paul and
Christiansen offer, resulting in the wide sprawling splay they restored
for *Torosaurus*. That was "Erickson's" Problem.
Jaime A. Headden
Little steps are often the hardest to take. We are too used to making leaps
in the face of adversity, that a simple skip is so hard to do. We should all
learn to walk soft, walk small, see the world around us rather than zoom by it.
"Innocent, unbiased observation is a myth." --- P.B. Medawar (1969)
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