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Re: layperson

JH6669@aol.com wrote:
> In a message dated 97-08-23 04:00:17 EDT, you write:
> << << as for the
>   Brontosaurus/Apatosaurus thing, most of us grew up with
> Brontosaurus, and
> the
>   general public doesn't care enough to learn that it has changed.  >>
>  This change was called for by Elmer S. Riggs back in the early 1900s
> and was
> formalized by Holland in 1916. There's no excuse for continuing to use
> _Brontosaurus_ in place of _Apatosaurus_. >>
> well, then there is a problem, because that is what we are taught.  I
> just
> learned in the spring semester that the brontosaurus is apatosaurus.
> I had
> never even heard of apatasaurus until this spring.  that is pretty sad
> that
> in 21 years of education i was never taught apatosaurus, especially
> since
> this is not a recent change

I have to agree.  I was taught about Brontosaurus and it wasn't until
last year when I bought a dinosaur dictionary for my 5 year old son that
I found out that they were now called Apatosaurus.  But I have to admit
that I thought it was a *recent* change.