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Old 2011-03-09, 17:10
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Originally Posted by Chris Rezendes
The scientific community has known that birds are rooted within the Reptilia for at least 50 years now (you could even argue since the discovery of Archaeopteryx 150 years ago).

Apparently T.H. Huxley and O.C. Marsh were both pushing the dinosaur ---> bird theory in the 1870's. Huxley was the first to publish the theory, but Marsh had significantly more clout in academia, paleontology, and the scientific community at large. Both were huge personalities who were often controversial, but both are now generally accepted as having been brilliant pioneers in the fields of comparative anatomy, biology, and evolution.
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