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Re: Science feather strength debate



After going to read Scott's abstract, it seems there are remiges, but
very small and only on the distal half of the humerus. This looks to
me like proof on his part. However, I am not sure something without
long remiges near the body cannot fly (because of this reason alone,
at least). Many insects present proximally tapering wings
http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/9/99/Ischnura_senegalensis_October_2007.jpg
(although, flying vertebrates may differ in function from the more
turbulent aerodynamical world of insects, which also have four
wings...).