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Larry Loen writes:
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> I can think of nothing _more_ confusing than the present case,
> where I can still pick up different books freshly published that use
> Brontosaurus and Apatasaurus. Is it really worth it to spend
> the next 50 years having to teach every school child about this
> issue, or can the scientists rise above pedantry in this one
> special case?
I actually think that this is an excellent story for teaching children
about dinosaurs, biological names, classification and the scientific
process. Over the next 50 years, only a few adults are going to continue
to be confused by this issue. If handled correctly, this misnomer can
help school children learn a lot more about science than simply learning
the correct name of a dinosaur.