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Re: Palaeo spam?? Fw: prehistoric animal giantism ...joke



Go on, tell 'em that the gravity was much less in those days and the food
much more nutricious......no mc Donalds.......
----- Original Message -----
From: "Colin McHenry" <cmchenry@westserv.net.au>
To: "Dinosaur Mailing List" <dinosaur@usc.edu>
Sent: Monday, September 22, 2003 10:31 AM
Subject: Palaeo spam?? Fw: prehistoric animal giantism


>
> I received this email yesterday, and I'm wondering anyone else has come
> across this sort of stuff...
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> ******************************************************
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Marvin <index@dd.iij4u.or.jp>
> To: cmchenry@westserv.net.au <cmchenry@westserv.net.au>
> Date: Sunday, 21 September 2003 9:17
> Subject: prehistoric animal giantism
>
>
> Sir,
>    I recently visited a dinosaur museum located in Fukui Prefecture here
in
> Japan. It was my first visit to such a museum, and it's hard to believe
that
> such monstrous animals were actually inhabitants of this planet. Few
things
> have shocked me in the 70 years I have lived, ( I am a veteran of both the
> Korean and Viet Nam conflicts), but I have to tell you seeing the displays
> at the Fukui  museum really made a lasting impression.
>    The question that keeps bothering me is, - Has anyone come up with a
> theory as to how those animals became so huge?
>    Google - a fantastic search engine - brought me to your home page. I
> thought I'd take a chance, and it appears that your facility might put my
> curiosity to rest. I hope so.
>    Thank you for your very kind consideration, and know that I am eagerly
> awaiting your early reply.
> Sincerely,
> Marvin Harvest
>
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>
> My suspicions are aroused because it addresses 'Sir', instead of my own
> name, and refers to my home page - I don't have one.  Doubtless he was
using
> other search terms, but most of the Google
> hits for my name are to the dinolist archives... I don't recall having
> anything wise to say about the evolution of large size in dinosaurs,
either.
>
> Perhaps I'm doing a disservice to Mr Harvest, but the wording reminds me
of
> the opening rounds of a creationist diatribe....are the creationsists now
> trawling the web to pic up the email addresses of possible antagonists?
Has
> anybody else come across this sort of thing?
>
> Cheers
>
> Colin
>
> P.S. I haven't steeled myself to reply yet......
>
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