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"Lessons from a Tyrannosaur.."

The latest issue of Palaios (December, 2003, Vol. 18, No. 6) has a great 
article by Chris Brochu entitled "Lessons from a Tyrannosaur:  The 
Ambassadorial Role of Paleontology" about his experience with "Sue." 

One of the many statements that I liked in the essay is:

"Given multiple explanations for a phenomenon, we scientists prefer the 
simplest.  Given the same set of explanations for the same phenomenon, the most 
extreme will often make it into the news--even after it has been falsified."