Re: re-whales from rodents

John W. Burgeson (
Fri, 20 Aug 1999 10:04:43 -0600

Glenn wrote:

"Burgy, I obviously haven't read everything on this topic, but I have
read that rodents were once considered as whale progenitors--NEVER. Can
you provide a reference for this? Stahl, the 20 year out of date book
Johnson quotes, certainly doesn't say that. "

I don't pretend to have any relevant information on these stories, Glenn.
You know that - I've said it before.

As I wrote, PJ may be properly chastized for using a silly example. No
Lots of evolutionary scenarios are silly. So are a lot of physics

Whather PJ deliberately used a silly example or not, and he may well have
done so, IMHO, the thrust of his argument is obvious and a reasonable


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