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Scientific Consensus: Birds As Dinosaurs
Interesting that an argument concerning Global Warming should break out here
of all places.
When I argue about AGW and the "scientific consensus" etc. with climate
change skeptics, I often make reference to the "Birds are Dinos" debate and
how that progressed historically.
So can anyone tell me:
1) When did workers in the field settle behind the "Birds are Dinos"
position in its most generic sense (where BCF might be considered a variety
of Birds are Dinos)?
2) Can anyone provide a for vs. against count of scientists pro versus
against OVER THE YEARS? Pre Liaoning fossils, for example, was it about
50/50? And at what percentage (80% pr vs 20% against, for example), was the
"debate" considered pretty much over?
3) Has there been any history of science/sociology of science done on this
This, by the way, is one of the short pieces I wrote on the topic: