Category Archives: NCSCE

NCSCE – Cladistic Existentialism

[John Jackson: I’d been in touch with Steve Hunter in 2008, when we discussed the NCSCE site which he’d set up on the troublesome nature of cladism. He also told me all about his belated but enjoyable brush with science … Continue reading

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NCSCE – Background

[John Jackson: I’d been in touch with Steve Hunter in 2008, when we discussed the NCSCE site which he’d set up on the troublesome nature of cladism. He also told me all about his belated but enjoyable brush with science … Continue reading

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NCSCE – Feathers: What’s flight got to do – got to do with it?

[John Jackson: Steve Hunter narrates below.] Feathers are extraordinary evolutionary constructs. The vast majority of researchers seem to agree that true feathers are unlikely to have evolved more than once. (I believe that Evgeny Kurochkin is one of the few … Continue reading

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NCSCE – Giving Birds the Finger

[John Jackson: Steve Hunter narrates below. I don’t think the theory of multiple lines of gliders progressing to grounded roles, is affected much by the chick digit thing actually; there were gliders with at least four fingers, as Protoavis shows, … Continue reading

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NCSCE – Let Your Fingers do the Shifting

[John Jackson: Steve Hunter narrates below. I don’t think the theory of multiple lines of gliders progressing to grounded roles, is affected much by the chick digit thing actually; there were gliders with at least four fingers, as Protoavis shows, … Continue reading

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NCSCE – True Colors: Fuz, Feathers and Sinosauropteryx

Steve Hunter: Sinosauropteryx was the first of the “feathered dinosaurs” to wow the world. The true nature of these “feathers” has been debated since the ‘90s. The latest iteration of this discussion involves the tiny structures that impart color to … Continue reading

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NCSCE – Wearable Propaganda

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