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BIRDS NOT RELATED TO DINOSAURS?!?!?

This is absolutely unacceptable news. UNACCEPTABLE.

The conclusions add to other evolving evidence that may finally force many paleontologists to reconsider their long-held belief that modern birds are the direct descendants of ancient, meat-eating dinosaurs, OSU researchers say.


Still, here's my solace:

"We aren't suggesting that dinosaurs and birds may not have had a common ancestor somewhere in the distant past," Quick said. "That's quite possible and is routinely found in evolution. It just seems pretty clear now that birds were evolving all along on their own and did not descend directly from the theropod dinosaurs, which lived many millions of years later."

Because seriously, look at this little man - he is mini-t-rex-minus-arms-INCARNATE



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rinalia
Jun. 11th, 2009 03:57 pm (UTC)
This makes me feel left out as I do not get the reference. Esplain, please.
smeddley
Jul. 14th, 2009 10:28 pm (UTC)
I'm so sorry I never explained! I remembered I forgot to (or was pretty sure I'd forgotten to) as I was watching Warehouse 13 and said 'that's no ordinary cow...'.

I don't understand how/why my memory works sometimes. Okay, most of the time.

Here is the entry on the evil chicken. There are a bunch of icons on F_W that still reference it.

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