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Re: Tis Time to Get Medieval on Alan Feduccia



Thus far, "Nova: The Case of the Flying Dinosaur" is the only documentary that I
have seen which focuses on the origin of birds.  The program lets both sides
have their say (with Martin, Padian, and Gauthier expressing their opinions),
but it certainly doesn't provide the viewer with enough details to lead one to a
well founded assessment of where the preponderance of evidence leads.  It also
is dated, having been produced before the famed Liaoning "feathered dinosaur"
fossils were discovered.  And it is mostly talking heads, not dazzling computer
graphics.  I think that this subject calls for a  visual approach that will
render the topic clearly to the general public.  "Seeing is believing," they
say.
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-------Ralph W. Miller III
           ralph.miller@alumni.usc.edu