in my genesis 1:1 thread, ICANT is beginning to bring up his (clearly nonsensical) gap "theory" "interpretations" of creation as told in genesis. the topic is not how to interpret the text so much as it is how to read the text, and properly translate it. should that proper reading preclude (or mandate) certain interpretations, oh well. but those are not the focus of the discussion. this would, however, be an interesting idea for a new topic, but i think ICANT would have start it and present his exegesis/interpretations/whatever.
i do not wish to have this topic dragged away from the subject of translation.
it seems the dominant trend in the birds and reptiles thread is about the origin of marsupial mammals, which has nothing to do with the topic, except that robert byers has the same ideas about both (and, presumably, any other groups of animals).
i would start a thread myself, but i don't think i adequately grasp precisely what robert's position actually is, so i think he should be the one to start a thread where he details what the position is.