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Re: Conway's Nyctosaurus Restoration or Introducing the Bennett Prize!
On Wednesday, August 13, 2003, at 01:00 AM, Chris Glen wrote:
Nice pic John! Didn't get a close look at it last time.
What, when it was projected thirty-times life size? ;-)
hmmm, I might have a crack at that "Bennett membrane schmembrane"
Good. I really do understand Chris Bennett's dismay at the number of
restorations with a membrane on the crest. Palaeoartists (well, artists
in general) have a tendency to copy each others work - if all the
pictures out there show a membrane, then very likely that's the only
way it will ever be shown, despite the lack of fossil evidence. And a
membrane without a specific use (such as skim-sailing) would hardly be
"Science... never solves a problem without creating ten more." - George