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Re: What is big, fluffy, and could tear
Yup, they'll say it's collagen/dorsal fins. Easy. Nothing in the paper
indicates that there's clear evidence of rachides and barbs (just like
most specimens of Confuciousornis, but let's not talk about that), so
they won't reclassify tyrannosaurs in as non-dinosaurian birds.
2012/4/4 Jaime Headden <firstname.lastname@example.org>:
> Tom Holtz wrote:
> <So how are the BANDits going to deal with this? Will they call them frauds
> or collegen fibers, or is Tyrannosauroidea now part of birds?>
> I don't know, Brain, the same things they've always done?
> 1. Ignore it.
> 2. Claim it's a giant fin-tailed lizard with blubber like padding beneath
> the skin.
> 3. Has absolutely nothing to do with the origin of birds! I mean, it's
> clearly a carnosaur (i.e., large bodied theropod), and no one put that close
> to birds! Why, I once read this book, by that one guy who argued that this
> was so, so it must be true!
> Jaime A. Headden
> The Bite Stuff (site v2)
> "Innocent, unbiased observation is a myth." --- P.B. Medawar (1969)
> "Ever since man first left his cave and met a stranger with a
> different language and a new way of looking at things, the human race
> has had a dream: to kill him, so we don't have to learn his language or
> his new way of looking at things." --- Zapp Brannigan (Beast With a Billion