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Re: Feathered dino in NY Times



You wrote:

> The big problem in Norell's and others thinking is they are stuck in the
>dogma of what a modern bird is and they push it onto the past. I've said
>this before on the list (Many years ago I think) we have to stop looking at
>what birds are, and look at what birds were, there in lies the rub. It's a
>180 turn and those of us who have done this (George, Greg, Stephen Czerkas,
>myself and others) have no problem looking at what birds were and how they
>evolved.


But how do we define a "bird" than? A small feathery thing that flies or is
the definition more complex than that?