[Date Prev][Date Next][Thread Prev][Thread Next][Date Index][Thread Index][Subject Index][Author Index]
Re: Various thoughts re: implictions of _Microraptor_ and bird flight origins
Thomas R. Holtz, Jr. wrote:
> B) In my view, Dial's discovery demolishes the split between "ground up" and
> "trees down": it shows that people have been talking at cross-purposes.
> Despite what people have been arguing for years, this isn't an "either/or"
> situation, but might better be explained as two different steps in bird
> flight origins, with Dial's Wing-Assisted Incline Running (WAIR) as the
> functional missing link between the two.
I agree. Been preaching that myself for some time. I was glad to see
Dial demonstrate it. He does really good work.
> C) "Butt-fans". Now that's a different way of putting it!
I think it should become the official terminology. Made my day when I