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Re: Sinosauropteryx filament melanosomes challenged
On Tue, Dec 7th, 2010 at 1:55 PM, firstname.lastname@example.org wrote:
> Well, sure; why is that a problem?
You'd have to explain to people why crocodilians are reptiles, but their
closest living relatives
(birds) aren't, and neither were their closest extinct relatives (dinosaurs).
Redefining 'reptile' to be a vague physical description is like taking a set
backwards to the 'bad old
days', when terms like 'pachyderm' wreaked havok.
Spatial Data Analyst Australian Dinosaurs
Melbourne, Australia http://home.alphalink.com.au/~dannj