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The Times and the Vampire
A few opinions from the experts, for those of us who don't get the Times:
Copyright 2003 TSL Education Limited
The Times Higher Education Supplement
October 17, 2003
SECTION: No.1611; Pg.60
LENGTH: 381 words
HEADLINE: Experts Dismiss Vampire Reptile Claim
BYLINE: Steve Farrar
academic pterosaur experts are united in dismissing his claims.
Christopher Bennett, assistant professor at the University of Bridgeport, has
devoted a web page to debunking Mr Peters' technique. He said he was surprised
to learn that the vampire research would feature at the SVP. "He has undermined
his credibility and has nothing useful to contribute to the discussion,"
Professor Bennett said.
Dave Martill, reader in palaeobiology at Portsmouth University, said: "I cannot
see any of the new things he is finding in his photographs. In my opinion, he
is inadvertently creating artefacts that he then interprets as morphological
David Unwin, curator for fossil reptiles and birds at Humboldt University,
Berlin, added: "The functional explanations of vampirism he puts forward in the
abstract are so flimsy that they barely stand up under their own weight."