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Re: Dinosaur Books
> > So, on that note, what's others' opinions on Horner's newest book
> > ("Dinosaur Lives")?
> Positive. Horner's honest about his interpretations and disagreements,
> and he credits others for their
> findings and insights.
A drastic understatement, IMHO. I think DINOSAUR LIVES is EXTREMELY
good. I bought it new, in hardcover, which is an honor that not many
books receive from me. I usually see little reason to pay $25 or $30
for one new book when that same $25 or $30 will get me two or three
Horner may blow his own horn a bit strong, but I've got no problem with
that. He's earned it. The stuff about how to _really_ test one of your
pet ideas -- start looking for evidence to _dis_prove it -- struck a
chord, because it's something that not many scientists seem to do. Not
many of those who get a lot of public attention, anyway. No offense to
anyone present intended, but the more stuff I hear and read about Jack
Horner, and by Jack Horner, the more I think he's the quintessential
paleontologist, the one we all ought to try to model ourselves after.
Not in opinions, but in attitude and methodology.