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Re: Review of T. REX -- BACK TO THE CRETACEOUS



>Date: Fri, 23 Oct 1998 09:15:17 -0700 (PDT)
>From: Larry Dunn <majestic_cheese@yahoo.com>
>Subject: Review of T. REX -- BACK TO THE CRETACEOUS
>
>I saw a preview of T-REX: BACK TO THE CRETACEOUS earlier this week,
>and wanted to share my thoughts on it.

[snip]

>do for a living. Anyway, daughter is obsessed with dinosaurs,
>particularly T. rex, and has radical notions that T. rex laid eggs and
>then cared for them.  Dad replies wassamaddayou?  He goes on to say
>(God help us) that without any evidence, all she has is a *theory!*=20
>Oh, is that all?  He evidently learned scientific terminology from
>Anne Elk.

Aughhh!!! This is the worst error you point out in the movie.  This 
scene perpetuates the myth that theories are guesses with no evidence 
and makes people more vulnerable to the arguments of anti-science 
bigots. Was this movie filmed in Alabama?

Dan Phelps
President, Kentucky Paleontological Society
http://www.uky.edu/OtherOrgs/KPS/



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