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New Maderson feather paper

Not to be outdone by Ruben and Quick, another branch of the BANDit tree has published a detailed description of feather regeneration:


To be sure, while the paper is peppered with potshots at Prum and unneccesary editorializing of their views on proper citation and systemmic literature errors (who says they don't have a sense of irony?) the bountiful descriptive work looks like it will be a useful contribution to the literature. It does not discuss bird origins at all, but I expect to see a Science Daily interview at any moment where they talk about how bird feathers could not have evolved from dinofuzz...

Scott Hartman
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Wyoming Dinosaur Center
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