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Re: What is biomechanics? (or, The Truth About Flying Snakes - Was: Re: science and philosophy)
Quoting Colin McHenry <firstname.lastname@example.org>:
> John Conway wrote -
> >I'm sorry, I don't think there is "confusion" among cladists that you
> >refer to. In fact there is remarkable consistency - Dromaeosaurs and
> >Troodontids are the closest to birds.
> Which just supports my point. Dromaeosaurs and Troodontids make pretty poor
> precurosrs for a flying animal (from a biomechanical point of view), if you
> ask me.
OK. Cladistics: Lesson 1. Cladistics is not about precursors. Cladistics is
about nearest attested relatives. Please write this on the blackboard 5000