Dear Dr. Dunkelbach,
Finally that mystery is solved! I've always wondered why the pigeons walked like that. A single muscle!! The solution is so ridiculously apparent that of course everyone had missed it until now! I applaud you sir for your efforts at making this world a better place.
Sadly you sent your brilliant work to a dead-end / cul-de-sac / No Outlet street. We are forced (by a muscular twitch bending the joint twixt thigh and shin) to reject your work. However, since your work was so seminal, so important, so mind-bending, I will go ahead and forward it for consideration in Science and Nature on your behalf. Trust me, I have pull with those folks because they really admire JofUR. (Their emulation of us is a little pathetic, but don't tell anyone I said that.)
Caleb Emmons, PhD
Journal of Universal Rejection