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Lol. No. We went to the same art classes. He's older than me. He was pretty much ridiculed at the time for his work although it was pretty good even then. I think the wheelchair was more of a stigma then though and I think that had a lot to do with the criticism he got at the time. It's been something like 35 or 40 years since I've seen him. He seemed like a very weird dude.
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Bye bye Bannon.
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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.
"feathered arms essentially the same as those present in basal birds" appeared out of the blue.
With "no evidence that wing-like arms were present in more basal coelurosaurs, nor in other theropods, or other dinosaurs, or other archosaurs*".

* he is overlooking pterosaurs (which of course are also archosaurs)

Note: "the base of the oviraptorosaur + paravian clade" is called "Pennaraptora"
There are two absurdities here:
One is the appearance of "feathered arms essentially the same as those present in basal birds" out of the blue with "no evidence that wing-like arms were present in more basal coelurosaurs, nor in other theropods, or other dinosaurs, or other archosaurs".
The other is that these "feathered arms essentially the same as those present in basal birds" were not used for flying (nor evidence of secondarily flightlessness).

These are nonsense conclusions that are required with a dino to bird interpretation of the evidence.
This is the sort of nonsense you would NEVER accept in other situations.

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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.
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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Would you say he is a Close friend?
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I know Chuck Close. Hmm.
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President's Committee on the Arts and Humanities.

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Actor Kal Penn, artist Chuck Close and the entire membership of the President's Committee On the Arts and Humanities have announced their resignation. A letter dated Friday, and signed by 16 of 17 committee members, cited the "false equivalence" of President Donald Trump's comments about last weekend's "Unite the Right" gathering in Charlottesville, Virginia.
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Politics and Current Events / Re: Trumpocalypse
Last post by linus -
Ann Coulter blames the media

The serious posters in the comment section under Breitbart's story "White House: John Kelly, Steve Bannon Agree Today Is Bannon's Last Day" seem to blame Trump at this stage.