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Re: Northen Illinois University Shootings
David Mindell, who I actually did an internship with, just released a
paper pertaining to the origination of avian lineages being in the
cretaceous. Do you think this supports the secondary flightless issue? The
Birds are Dinosaurs theory? Or neither?
It cannot do any such thing, because the question of when the paleognaths
and the neognaths parted ways ( = when Neornithes originated) is simply not
related to the question of when, let alone how, Aves or flight originated.
Besides, all internal calibration points in that study have only a minimum
age and no maximum age. I think that explains something.
:-Â <innocent whistling>