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Re: A conversation with Larry Martin
I can't comment over there, so...
As I say in my post, as much as I criticized Martin on this list, I
> don't know many other scientists who would take the time to write
> such a long and detailed exchange with an unknown undergraduate
Sure. But, judging from your blog post, he did quit in the middle of it.
Yes, you were an unknown undergraduate amateur, and Martin was
presumably paid to publish peer-reviewed papers with an impact factor,
not to reply to you. Time is limited, that's fine. _However_, the
questions you brought up are so important (not just "were", but still
are!) that I'd have expected him to address them in one of his following
papers -- or at the very least conference presentations. To the best of
my knowledge, he never did that in nine years, and neither has Feduccia
or Lingham-Soliar or anyone else in that camp ever done it. Why
aren't... at least the tail fins of aquatic salamanders from the Yixian
and Jiufotang Fms preserved as individual frayed collagen fibers that
look like feathers? Why?