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Re: Sue on ABC

Mary KIRKALDY@aol.com wrote:

Two things that have bothered me during the past week's coverage are the concentration on the human aspect of the story and the anthropomorphizing of Sue the _T. rex_. Folklore and legend come to mind in the retelling of the find, and it just keeps getting better and better. The program's title of 20/20 also describes the genius of hindsight in recalling events.

I wonder what W. J. T. (Tom) Mitchell, cultural historian and author of The Last Dinosaur Book, would think about press coverage? Are you still around, Tom? -- Jeff Hecht