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Re: Yet more on dinosaur quad climbers

On Fri, Jul 12, 2013 at 05:45:43PM -0700, Mike Habib wrote:
> On Jul 12, 2013, at 5:05 PM, Ruben Safir <ruben@mrbrklyn.com> wrote:
> > You didn't write this?
> > 
> > "but this does not mean that those effects were the primary function or
> > that the limbs were used for a sustained flight function (or, indeed, a
> > lift dominated function at all - though it is likely they were)"
> > 
> > That flight feathers would have evolved for anything other than flight
> > would be an extradonary hypothesis that would need extradonary evidence.
> However, the precursor feathers might have, instead, attained some of the 
> relevant morphology under other forms of selection - for example, in the 
> context of display, brooding, armor, etc.  Whether or not this is 
> "extraordinary" is a matter of opinion.  What is not a matter of opinion, 

Not if you had kites attached to your arms.  

You really need to learn how to use your editor so that your text is
properly formated for conversation, reading and editing.


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