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Re: Dinosaurs Phylogenetic Tree for Matlab.



There's a couple of people around here carried away with bright colors and 19th century Latin, Marc. And they've read no phylogenetic studies of any thing more recent than the end-Cretaceous extinction. This leaves things quite clear to them.

Yours,
Dora Smith
Austin, TX
tiggernut24@yahoo.com

----- Original Message ----- From: "Marc Spencer" <marc.r.spencer@gmail.com>
To: <villandra@austin.rr.com>
Cc: <df9465@yahoo.co.uk>; "DML" <dinosaur@usc.edu>
Sent: Tuesday, April 07, 2009 11:50 PM
Subject: Re: Dinosaurs Phylogenetic Tree for Matlab.



I'll attempt a reductio ad absurdum:

So, by your reasoning, diagenetic processes (e.g., compaction,
pressure dissolution, cementation, replacement, recrystallization) are
based on molecular data such as DNA?  Curious...




On Tue, Apr 7, 2009 at 11:28 PM, Dora Smith <villandra@austin.rr.com> wrote:
Very lovely. Someone quite got carried away with their crayons. But not
the same skill with words. They didn't say where they got all that
dinosaur DNA to draw such a lovely and complex phylogenetic tree!

Denver, sound out the word, very slowly. phylogenetic. Not just a
dinosaur family tree, but based on genetics. .

Yours,
Dora Smith
Austin, TX
tiggernut24@yahoo.com

----- Original Message ----- From: "Denver Fowler" <df9465@yahoo.co.uk>
To: "DML" <dinosaur@usc.edu>
Sent: Monday, April 06, 2009 10:36 PM
Subject: Re: Dinosaurs Phylogenetic Tree for Matlab.



I'd be more insulting, but clearly Dora doesn't read anything anyone else ever posts to these lists, so she won't mind me calling her out on such astounding ignorance.

Hey look Dora, pretty colours:


http://www.nimblebooks.com/wordpress/wp-content/uploads/2008/07/supertree.jpg

One of about a thousand dinosaur phylogenetic analyses.





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Marc R. Spencer
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