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Here is Naish:
http://scienceblogs.com/tetrapodzoology/2009/06/10/birds-come-first-no-they-dont/
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The fact that long remiges have now been documented in oviraptorosaurs, dromaeosaurids and other maniraptorans shows that feathered arms essentially the same as those present in basal birds evolved somewhere round about the base of the oviraptorosaur + paravian clade, and there is no evidence that wing-like arms were present in more basal coelurosaurs, nor in other theropods, or other dinosaurs, or other archosaurs.
It is really refreshing to see an honest statement like that.
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Here is Naish:
http://scienceblogs.com/tetrapodzoology/2009/06/10/birds-come-first-no-they-dont/
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The fact that long remiges have now been documented in oviraptorosaurs, dromaeosaurids and other maniraptorans shows that feathered arms essentially the same as those present in basal birds evolved somewhere round about the base of the oviraptorosaur + paravian clade, and there is no evidence that wing-like arms were present in more basal coelurosaurs, nor in other theropods, or other dinosaurs, or other archosaurs.
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It only takes one of them losing his cool to turn all that cosplay into a bloody massacre.

Seriously - it's not like they are the most stable or trustworthy bunch of people.

Kindof like the POTUS with his finger on all those NUKES.
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It only takes one of them losing his cool to turn all that cosplay into a bloody massacre. 
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Politics and Current Events / Re: Comic relief thread
Last post by borealis -
While funny and symbolically apropos, hope it hasn't previously been a favoured spot for birds to hang out.  :staregonk:
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From the posts here, we can see that cladistic analysis gives you free rein to conclude anything you like.
Right?
That is perhaps why people cannot answer this very common-sense, reasonable question:
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One thing I have wondered is whether the common ancestor (Pennaraptora) could fly or was flightless. How can they tell?
Anyone?
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From the posts here, we can see that cladistic analysis gives you free rein to conclude anything you like.
Right?
Well, that's the only way your Pterosaur to Bird theory can work ... so ... yeah.  Right.
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No need to worry about Nazis guys, the real issue we are facing are anarchists!


IIRC, when the shoving and stick-work began these guys backed off real quick.  They realized that their NATO grade weapons were no more effective against protecting their side if they were not going to be used.  I saw a couple video clips where 2 or 3 of these guys started backing off into the distance because they realized that they didn't want to start firing into a crowd that was already bent on confrontation; especially when their own protectees were directly engaging the protesters themselves.

These open displays of weapons is so much dick-wagging regardless of training or history.  It's all about intent; the guys with sticks and shields and mace were ready to use those implements.  These militia, obviously, were not ready to use their tools in the confrontation.  There's a reason that Kent State type actions are few and far between.
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From the posts here, we can see that cladistic analysis gives you free rein to conclude anything you like.
Right?