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Re: birds and dinosaurs
It's been explained to me, and I can appreciate it, but I still have a
problem that canaries are dinosaurs but crocodiles are not!
On Sunday, July 4, 2004, at 12:40 PM, pheret wrote:
i apologize if this is a question that could be answered by a FAQ or
someplace else. i have just been following the comments on this list
a while and perhaps this is the place to ask this question:
i, personally, believe birds are dinosaurs. for those of you who also
believe this (or for those of you who believe they are reptiles), how
you account for the survival of birds into the current period?
i understand that modern birds are nothing like the "birds" 60 million
years ago, but since something wiped out all the dinosaurs, what do you
think the "bird" line had that allowed them to survive?
we all know how fragile modern birds are. i currently have a parrot,
budgies and finches. as i interact with them (and be VERY relieved no
dinosaurs are alive now -- we would SO be dead), they are so dang
they die at a low level of radiation, they are very susceptible to
diseases (of course, we all are), etc.
if somebody could point me to the theory of how birds may have survived
(was it just because they could fly away?), i would appreciate it.
again, i apologize if this is a totally inappropriate email and will
take offense if someone lets me know!
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