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Re: The Lost Child...
>And we 'true' dinosaurist have to tell people over, and over and OVER
>what is factual and what is fiction. For istance, I was at a Dinosaur
>park in Utah, I was standing next to a Dilophosaurus, I overheard some
>women say thats not Dilophosaurus, it dosen't have a frill. How many
>paleontologist have to WASTE there time CORRECTING people, over and
>over and over. It gets frustrating. Thanks to Creaton and Spilberg!
True. I'm not a paleontologist, but I find myself correcting people all the
time. However, before JP came out, I was correcting people for the
misconception that dinos were all sluggish, cold-blooded (I know, I tell
them it's undetermined etc.) and derived from reptiles, and that they died
because mammals were smarter.
>But I did enjoy the movie because I KNOW it was just a move and if IT
>was done more correct it would have been even better. I'm NOT looking
>forward to the new one. I HOPE the Carnotarus aren't chamelon like like
>it was in the book. Just one more thing people will say is fact, argue
>with paleontologist with qurp's like, well how do you know, you weren't
>there. God almight, I could just &*)__()(***()( them.
I agree, my suspended disbelief fell and shattered on the floor when
I read the book. I hope the movie is different, which I have heard it will
be. I'll be in the theatre, though. I have to see for myself, and if the
rest of the film is garbage, I will look forward to the new dino effects. Is
this a guilty pleasure? I don't know. But I'll be there, preferably at a
late showing without kids.
As for people believing stupid things like invisible dinosaurs,
there are still people who believe that the moon landing was faked; that the
government has the remains of aliens and their crashed UFO in storage; that
the positions of the stars determines what happens in our lives; that money
sent to the 700 Club is well spent; and that Madonna is newsworthy and
interesting. Heck, there's a yahoo who posts on way too many newsgroups who
thinks he has the skull of a human giant from the Carboniferous. You just
have to smile and walk away. : ) There are much better ways to spend your
time than trying to convert these folks.
William C. Ward