Re: Birds on evolutionary scale

To: "Nigel Sterpin" <>
Subject: Re: Birds on evolutionary scale
From: Hugo Phillipps <>
Date: Tue, 17 Nov 1998 15:08:47
Nigel -

At 20:53 16/11/1998 +1100, you wrote:
>Why are Magpies, Ravens, Currawongs and Crows considered to be the most
>developed on an evolutionary scale?

What evolutionary scale?  Would someone like to define one?  Is the concept
any more than a teleological hangover?

Cheers,  Hugo.

Hugo Phillipps,
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