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by EgregiousCharles
Thu May 16, 2013 2:27 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1211: "Birds and Dinosaurs"
Replies: 298
Views: 65586

Re: 1211: "Birds and Dinosaurs"

However, turning around and telling someone "I have a fish in my tank at home" no one would reasonably expect a shark, ray, lamprey, or a lungfish in mud. The term's descriptive and predictive value is already very nearly actinopterygians, and we're trying to use the terms in two differen...
by EgregiousCharles
Wed May 15, 2013 4:27 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1211: "Birds and Dinosaurs"
Replies: 298
Views: 65586

Re: 1211: "Birds and Dinosaurs"

The problem in this discussion is that you have people in certain scientific disciplines taking their quite new jargon usage of very old commonly used English words and insisting that all other uses are incorrect, which is crap. It has all the validity of astrophysicists telling chemists that carbon...

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