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Re: post-theropod meal stupor
Rescued from truncation.
According to paleontological lore, the 19th century naturalist T.H. =
Huxley was carving a goose for a holiday feast when he noticed something =
peculiar. The anatomy of the cooked bird was very similar to that of =
some dinosaurs, and soon afterwards Huxley proposed that dinosaurs were =
the animals from which birds evolved.
=20 It=92s a great story, but unfortunately, it isn=92t true.=20 =20
On 27/11/2009, at 1:10 PM, James Stearns wrote:
John Wilkins, Philosophy, Uni Sydney=20
Who, too deep for his hearers, still went on refining.=20
And thought of convincing while they thought of dining;
Though equal to all things, for all things unfit;=20
Too nice for a statesman, too proud for a wit. [Goldsmith: =
Species: A history of the idea =