Tag Archives: Microraptor

Brussatte’s Pseudoscience in Science 2017

Brussatte continues to occupy a position supposed to be used by a scientist, and has been allowed to write yet another piece of rubbish in Science. He’s commented further on it in Phys.org. What a mess. To understand the evolution … Continue reading

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Comments on Hone on birds and dinosaurs in the Guardian

In a recent contribution to The Guardian: Birds and dinosaurs – one of the great fossil connections, David Hone (ghod – he’s actually got a regular spot there :-S), made his usual pretence at being a scientist. I didn’t hear … Continue reading

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Dyke et al. 2013 Put Microraptor In The Windtunnel… Badly

Dyke et al. have put a Microraptor into the wind tunnel: http://www.nature.com/ncomms/2013/130918/ncomms3489/full/ncomms3489.html Nothing good could come of this, one immediately suspects, but let’s suspend our cynicism for a moment. In some ways I’m pleased, since some don’t think Microraptor flew … Continue reading

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Lifestyle of vodroms, e.g. Microraptor, revisited

The “Microraptor also ate fish” thread on the dinosaur mailing list started a few days ago because the small highly-feathered four-winged Velociraptor-relative had been found with fish inside it. (In fact, I think now we’ve had a pretty representative sample … Continue reading

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