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Jeffrey Martz wrote:
> Well, a paleontologist shouldn't have to worry about their theories
> being automatically comprehensible to lay public without the background, just
> as long as THEY understand them. The building of science by people with an
> expansive technical background and trying to translate it to the lay public
> are two separate issues, although the latter is certainly important.
Funny, I always felt that it was the job of the paleolife artist to
translate the science to the lay public, by distilling down the work of
the paleontologist into a simple,
easy-to-comprehend-without-an-expansive-technical-background piece of
artwork (either two- or three-dimensional).
And from my point of view, a piece of paleolife art is no worse
conjecturally than some of the ideas about behavior I've heard espoused