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Re: THYREOPHORES AND PUBLICATION: A VIEW FROM THE PEANUT GALLERY



In a message dated 2/12/02 1:44:05 PM Pacific Standard Time, 
TiJaWi@agron.iastate.edu writes:

<< And I'm sorry, but there's no way I
 can conceive of to improve a system that is so thoroughly flawed and
 misguided - apart from eliminating it altogether.  I've struggled (and
 failed) to come up with any constructive comments that would *assist* a
 taxonomic system that is based on the premise that the shape of the wrist
 bones is a "key apomorphy" that can neatly delineate one "Class" of
 vertebrates from another.  This is the very same system that advances
 _Bagaaratan_ as an avian and _Alvarezsaurus_ as an "ornithomime-segnosaur
 grade" theropod - simply because the author of said system says it is so.  >>

You're not trying hard enough. Keep at it.