You are watching a documentary on television about dinosaurs and you get hungry about halfway through, so you go to your refrigerator to look for some leftover chicken wings. Because you are standing there with the refrigerator door open, marveling at the antiquity of some items in front of you, you only hear the last part of a statement made by a paleontologist in the documentary. In response to a question about how birds and dinosaurs are related, she says, "Birds are dinosaurs."^s a result, you look at your chicken wings with newfound admiration.
What did she mean by this statement? How would you explain it to a doubting person who did not see the program or had never heard this statement?
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