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Re: Why are you so interested in dinosaurs?
> Hi all,
> For my book about dinosaurs, for kids (6-8 years old), my editor wants me to
> address the question "Why are people so interested in dinosaurs?"
> Since you folks are clearly interested in dinosaurs, I thought I'd ask you
> --- "Why are you so interested in dinosaurs?" If you wouldn't mind jotting
> down 2 or 3 sentences, I'd appreciate it. Nothing heavy. Just what turned
> you on to dinosaurs (avian dinosaurs, non-avian dinosaurs, whatever :-> )
> Thanks very much,
> Barbara Saffer, Ph.D. (science writer)
Gads, a hard question to answer....
In 2 or 3 sentences, I would have to say: I have always loved dinosaurs,
perhaps because they represent such an alien, yet at the same time indigenous
world. I look at the reconstructions of their world and say, "This was earth.
This was HOME. I still live where they once lived. Cool!"
John M. Dollan
Graduate Assistant-Residence Life
Montana State University-Northern
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