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Re: Rock'n'roll !
In a message dated 8/9/00 10:08:32 AM, email@example.com writes:
If you ask a strict cladist, he (or she) will probably answer that there
are still dinosaurs living----namely birds.
Many of the rest of us would say that birds are "dinosaur descendants",
but that we choose not to call them dinosaurs.
I sometimes get criticized for using the following analogy, but here
goes. I have French ancestors, but I do not consider myself a Frenchman (I
am American). You could classify my French immigrant ancestor as either
French or American (being transitional), it's really arbitrary, but we all
make arbitrary cuts for classificatory purposes. >>
How come when I said pretty much the same thing I got slammed six ways to
sunday and got kicked off temporarily for "flaming?"
BTW. I'm back. Hope you missed me.