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Re: dwindling to extinction
I wouldn't look too much into it. It just seems to be
human nature to compare other critters by elevating
one at the expense of the other.
For example, compare talks about mammals and
dinosaurs, given by a mammalogist, and then that same
subject given by a dinosaur paleontologist.
Or, for a more extreme example; listen to any talk
about animals, given by a botanist. - No love for the
--- Scott <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
> This is a quote from an article about beetles
> predating dinosaurs by 70
> million years. No problem with that. Let the DNA
> speak...but DWINDLING to
> extinction. Who says? I didn't think that was still
> a viable speculation.
> "Unlike the dinosaurs which dwindled to extinction,
> beetles survived because
> of their ecological diversity and adaptability,"
> said the study's lead
> scientist Alfried Vogler, an entomologist at
> Imperial College London and the
> Natural History Museum in London.
> Scott Perry
> High Mountain Writers' House
> Irasburg, VT
"I am impressed by the fact that we know less about many modern [reptile] types
than we do of many fossil groups." - Alfred S. Romer
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