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Re: Birds, dinosaurs, and digit 1

At 12:40 PM 10/24/97 -0400, WOlewiler@aol.com wrote:
>Alan Feduccia, chair of biology at University of N.C., Chapel Hill, is
>co-author of an article in Science stating that microscopic examination of
>bird embryos shows no sign of digit 1, even in vestigial form. "We consider
>this unequivocal evidence that birds" did not evolve from dinosaurs. Reason:
>Dinosaurs had digits 1, 2, and 3; birds have digits 2, 3, and 4, with no sign
>of a digit 1, even in embryos.

   If there's not even a vestigial digit 1, how do they know that "digit 2"
isn't digit 1?

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