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Re: layperson

In a message dated 97-08-24 03:09:26 EDT, garrison@efn.org (Garrison
Hilliard) writes:

> I side with the bearded one on this... scrap Apatosaurus and go with
>  Brontosaurus. I believe common usage should overide debatable taxonomy
>  in most cases.

Oh, no!

Most young dinosaur enthusiasts of my generation have grown up reading books
that scream "it's _Apatosaurus_, not _Brontosaurus_"!  I can only imagine the
confusion that this would sow.

Also, the taxonomy is not all that debatable.  I've never heard of serious
opposition to the synonymy of _Apatosaurus_ and _Brontosaurus_.