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----- Original Message -----
From: "Allan Edels" <edels@msn.Com>
Sent: Friday, August 01, 2003 10:05 PM
Subject: RE: Die Me, Dichotomy (was For you T. Rex [...])
> The problem is that Jack (Horner) puts it in an "Obligate Scavenger or
> Pure Predator" light, not as an "obligate scavenger or not" view.
> There are therefore 3 hypotheses in this "debate":
> _T. rex_ is
> 1) A Pure Predator
> 2) An Obligate Scavenger
> 3) A bit of both (in varying degrees).
... #1 is AFAIK a strawman, nobody believes it.
IIRC 3 % of our genome are "endogenous retroviruses" that have integrated
themselves into our genome long ago and now can't come out anymore because
they stay methylated = silenced (and degenerate like pseudogenes).