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Re: Archaeopteryx (rant)



Quoting Tim Williams <twilliams_alpha@hotmail.com>:

> Here's a more specific example of how flawed your definition is.  Rhinos, 
> hippos and elephants can all claim descent from the same hoofed ancestor; 

Well, to tell the truth, yeah, they all have a common ancestor, but it 
wouldn't have been anything we would recognize as a "hoofed" mammal (after 
all, it would be our ancestor as well!)

Nick Pharris
Department of Linguistics
University of Michigan