Essay on Dinosaurs And Birds

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Dinosaurs And Birds














Dinosaurs and Birds


















Nat 305
Christopher Meadows
11-2-00



Are birds really dinosaurs or are they simply related? That is a question that has gained
new life in recent years due to the overwhelming facts the are pouring in from newly found
fossils and studies from fossils that have been found in the past. Two groups have formed
in the study of this question: those who believe birds are a direct result of dinosaurs
and those who feel dinosaurs and birds must have had a common ancestor. Determining which
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