Is it Feduccia who is the main opponent of Sinosauropteryx having feathers?
He's almost the whole show. The issue was fuzzy when he started but he's held on about 10 years too long.
He thinks birds descended directly from archosaurs, the parent group of dinos.
posted on 12/05/2005 3:41:32 PM PST
(Liberalism is a cancer on society. Creationism is a cancer on conservatism.)
" He's almost the whole show. The issue was fuzzy when he started but he's held on about 10 years too long."
Ok. I knew he was a big opponent of dinosaur-bird evolution, though I was not sure if this was one of his big bones of contention, so to speak. :)
I do know that even if Sinosauropteryx is found not to have feathers, there have been a number of other species that do have them.
posted on 12/05/2005 3:48:47 PM PST
("There is a grandeur in this view of life...")
From my post 336:"...and the Templeton Foundation cut off discussion before a proposal was even on the table."
No wonder they "never came in."
Yeah, the BS detector headed them off at the pass and the VP provided a PC disclaimer to CYA.
Wll, that's what I think happened.
posted on 12/05/2005 3:49:18 PM PST
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