Tag Archives: cladistics

Ornithoscelida. Note to Matt Baron on Baron et al.

Hi Matt Baron, Nice to see your work, because it shows what happens in a divergence investigation when you exclude types that lived too long afterwards, which had accumulated numerous interfering irrelevant characters. This is something I’d advocated on forums … Continue reading

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Roger Scruton on Fakery in Art – Applies to Historical Science too.

RS delivered this Point Of View, BBC Radio 4 Fri Dec 5th 2014, where he identified a cultural structure where an activity antipathetic to art, has come to dominate it. The same thing happens in sciences where experiments are problematic. … Continue reading

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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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