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RE: Dinosaurs and birds



> From: owner-DINOSAUR@usc.edu [mailto:owner-DINOSAUR@usc.edu]On Behalf Of
> Stephen V. Cole
>
> Ok, I really don't want to touch off a creationist mess (and no, I
> don't believe that junk any more than anyone else around here) but I
> bumped into an old friend who is a creationist (and has some
> outlandish theories) and he insists that "even all of the
> non-creationist dinsosaur paleontologists realized that birds are not
> related to dinosaurs after the fake feather scandal of 1999".
>
> Now, I've been gone from the hobby for a while, but did I really miss this?
>
> Do you real VPs ((I mean, other than Olshevsky) no longer believe
> birds descend from Archy and his cousins?
>
Your friend is horribly, terribly misinformed. The support for the dinosaurian 
origin of birds has, if anything, only gotten
stronger. So strong that it can't possibly be summarized in a single post!

                Thomas R. Holtz, Jr.
        Senior Lecturer, Vertebrate Paleontology
Department of Geology           Director, Earth, Life & Time Program
University of Maryland          College Park Scholars
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