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Re: Feduccia on bird origins (again)

> Some of Feduccia's claims are outright lies; for example, he
> states that the BANDit paper by James & Pourtless (2009) has never
> been "cited in recent paleontological literature".

Oh, I don't think that's a lie. I think it's bullshit: he doesn't know or care 
whether it's true.

Every one of Feduccia's publications on this topic, at the very least since his 
1996 book, provide ample demonstration that he doesn't follow the 
non-euornithean dinosaur literature, because he's simply not interested in 
those animals. And yet, he keeps making grandiose pronouncements about this 
very topic -- based on whatever he read in the 1970s or earlier -- whenever it 
suits him, as if science stagnated outside his field.

I frankly wonder if this is the last post before Section 8c will be extended to 
include him.