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Re: New Feduccia Book



"Examining and interpreting recent spectacular fossil discoveries in China, p=
aleontologists have arrived at a prevailing view: there is now incontroverti=
ble evidence that birds represent the last living dinosaur. But is this conc=
lusion beyond dispute? In this book, evolutionary biologist Alan Feduccia pr=
ovides the most comprehensive discussion yet of the avian and associated evi=
dence found in China, then exposes the massive, unfounded speculation that h=
as accompanied these discoveries and been published in the pages of prestigi=
ous scientific journals."

OK, let's put that into perspective:
Feduccia has a habit of ignoring arguments, standing his own arguments
on their collective heads (dromaeosaurids are dinosaurs, bird are not
--> dromaeosaurids are bird, but not dinosaurs). So how do we
translate the blurb?

"massive, unfounded speculation" means "tons of hard, fossil evidence"

'nuff said. It is a disgrace that a respectable publisher gives him
such an opportunity to spread his creationist-style arguments.

Heinrich Mallison

On Wed, Oct 5, 2011 at 6:48 PM, Ian Paulsen <birdbooker@zipcon.net> wrote:
> HI ALL:
>  It's due out on 20 January 2012.
>
> sincerely
> --
>
> Ian Paulsen
> Bainbridge Island, WA, USA
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> http://birdbookerreport.blogspot.com/
>