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Re: Virtual reality dinos (+

I said.....
>>When I was thinkang about this and part of the emphsis was >describibg the
>actual bones, I was amazed that the AMNH was >bragging in their literature
>that over 80% of their exhibits weere >real bones.  Seems that they were
>going backwards or did I >misunderstand???
Betty said

>Do a chemical test from a computer-file that hasn't had the test run before.
> There are ALWAYS going to be things the actual bones can tell us that we
>can't predict how to store the information for currently.  Having the real
>bones is NOT going backwards, but rather better prepared than without.
>Betty Cunningham(Flyinggoat@aol.com)
But what I was really trying to say is that if the real bones are used in
the exhibit instead of casts then those bones are not readily available to
the scientist.
paul w. sparks  Psparks@cerfnet.com
"over the heather the wet wind blows
I've lice in my tunic and a cold in my nose."