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Re: Martin 2004 critique

Phil Bigelow wrote:

Maybe I'm a bit naive, but I doubt that most journal editors would cut
Martin any slack just because he holds a minority viewpoint.  So, either
_AZS_ has no review process at all or its reviewers just rubber stamp
submitted manuscripts.  (?)

Please note that this is *not* an attack on Martin.  Still, it is clear
that something in the system failed.

I agree that it is a dreadful paper. However, I don't think this is an example of how the "system failed". The same issue of _Acta Zoologica Sinica_ also features an article by Sereno that argues that birds indeed evolved from dinosaurs (and so *are* dinosaurs). The editors were probably just trying to be even-handed.