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Re: Feather Flap
Being more interested in convincing selective scenarios than precise kinship, I
am somewhat agnostic here. That said, can anyone tell where (and why) the
"plant-eating habits" in the article quote pasted below came into the proposed
selective process? In either trees down' or 'ground up' I think predatory
lifestyles work a lot better for evolving feathered flight...
"Current theory says that over time theropods developed plant-eating
habits, grew feathers to keep warm, and took to the trees for safety."
Actually, I am not sure this could be easily resolved w/ a time machine...
wonderful way to generate ink, though.
----- Original Message ----
From: David Marjanovic <firstname.lastname@example.org>
To: DML <email@example.com>
Sent: Sunday, June 3, 2007 1:25:20 PM
Subject: Re: Feather Flap
> Feduccia might want to falsify the existence
> of feathers in Microraptor. Or he might not want to,
> because he won't be able to.
Nope. Feduccia simply asserts, on the second page of that article, that *M.*
was a bird and that the resemblance to "small dinosaurs" is "superficial".
Problem solved, everyone happy. Also quoted is Storrs "BAND leader" Olson
making... peculiar... accusations.