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Re: DINO Commercialization

dunn1@IDT.NET wrote:
> No, the exact opposite is in fact happening -- by placing the JP
> logo in a prominent natural history museum you sanction the
> movie's pseudoscience.  This is no coincidence.

The SMITHSONIAN has the original Starship Enterprise on display in the
National Air and Space museum.
If you were running the Smithsonian I believe you'd tuck it into some
back corner of the American Cultural museum with Kermit the Frog and
Dorothy's Ruby Slippers.  The museum curators are of a different opinion
than you-they have it as an attraction (note the word) with the SPACE
STUFF.  Are they sanctioning warp coils and phasars?  I think not!

> > BUT, you yourself pointed out that not EVERYTHING in the exhibit was part
> > of the JP stuff!  An earlier message (i deleted it since) listed some
> > 5-10 (?)skeletal mounts of various species that were part of the display.
> >  This is far more than my local museum has to show at present, and I
> > think I would put up with the JP "commercial" for the opportunity to see
> > them.  It would be worth it to me.
> I fail to see the contradiction.  Displaying the JP stuff alongside
> the "real" mounts legitimizes the JP stuff.

You didn't read any of the tags that said REAL, PROP, or CAST, nor any
of the information tucked along with this on each and every item in the
display.   What were you doing, just looking at the pictures?

> The only way to prosper is to show incorrect renderings of dinosaurs?

and Mickey is a real mouse? ah come on Larry

           Betty Cunningham  
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