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RE: Feduccia (mis)quotes me and mentions the DML in his new book






> Date: Tue, 10 Jan 2012 22:05:31 -0500
> From: schenck.rob@gmail.com
> To: dinosaur@usc.edu
> Subject: Re: Feduccia (mis)quotes me and mentions the DML in his new book
> 
> On Tue, Jan 10, 2012 at 9:58 PM, Dann Pigdon <dannj@alphalink.com.au> wrote:
> snip
> > Given that birds are the only living representatives of the dinosaurs, 
> > refering to them as such (in
> > the present tense at least) is neither incorrect nor particularly 
> > confusing. As far as extant dinosaurs
> > go, there's only one game in town.
> >
> > In that respect, it is unlike complaining to your neighbour that their 
> > mammal has defecated on your
> > lawn again. You could be refering to their dog, their cat, or even a 
> > particularly ill-behaved child. If
> > their dinosaur has defecated on said lawn, then you know it must be some 
> > kind of bird (Mokele-
> > mbembe notwithstanding).
> snip
> 
> So if we old our neighbor that their archosaur was harassing us, they
> couldn't be sure if it was their finch or their alligator? (having a
> neighbhor with a pet alligator is normal right?)
 
Depends where you live.  (and what connections your neighbor has)