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The president of Flat Earth Society (a group which is quite serious about the Earth being flat --- just visit their website), when shown photos of the Earth from space in the 1960s look at them for a moment and then said "Its easy to see how the untrained eye could be fooled by photos like this." BANDITS are no different.


Michael Erickson wrote:
The main problem that folks such as Ruben seem to be having is the notion that 
a dinosaurian origin of birds absolutely necessitates a ground-up origin of 
flight. This is obviously just wrong; for one thing, BANDits have yet to 
demonstrate that *NO* small coelurosaurian theropod had any sort of climbing 
capabilities, something they really *must* do if they are going to claim that 
avian flight evolved from the trees-down and at the same time reject a 
dinosaurian origin for birds. They just somehow seem unable to grasp the 
concept of an arboreal (or even scansorial) theropod dinosaur, for reasons 
totally unknown.

I think that David Marjanović once stated that BANDitism is 'nothing but one 
single bloated argument from ignorance', or something to that effect. To that I say: 
Dead on.

~ Michael

Date: Wed, 10 Feb 2010 01:51:26 +0000
From: df9465@yahoo.co.uk
To: dinosaur@usc.edu; vrtpaleo@usc.edu
Subject: PNAS

Study challenges bird-from-dinosaur theory of evolution - was it the other way 

A new study just published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of 
Sciences provides yet more evidence that birds did not
descend from ground-dwelling theropod dinosaurs, experts say, and continues to 
challenge decades of accepted theories about the evolution
of flight.

Full pop article here:


PNAS has recently published widely disputed (to put it mildly) papers on 
venomous theropods, and arthropod-velvet worm hybridisation hypothesis on the 
origin of larvae. Now this. Is peer review alive and well at PNAS?

Denver Fowler

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