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Re: the truth about killer dinosaurs

--- Mike Taylor <mike@miketaylor.org.uk> wrote:

> Still, who cares?  They -- finally -- have a _T. rex_ fighting a
> _Triceratops_.  Which is what it's all about, right?
    "all" ?
    I rather fear that your biological education is on a par with
that of the famous palynologist (obligatory ObPalaeo, if I can't
quite manage an ObDino <G>) Stopes, if you think that's what it's all
about. You'd be <ahemm> depriving natural selection of a small and
maladaptively-formed part of the potentially available genotype pool
if that was what it's ALL about. Save 2 minutes for something else. 

> And in other news --
> > Date: Sat, 27 Aug 2005 23:51:12 +0100 (BST)
> > From: Aidan Karley <aidan_karley@yahoo.co.uk>
> > 
> >     What's really puzzling me now (consequent on one of those
> > horrible "spend more to save on postage" deals), is how on earth
> a
> > search from books by `Kenneth Carpenter` returned 
> > "6.     The Official "Godzilla" Compendium: A 40 Year
> Retrospective 
> > ~J. D. Lees, et al
> > Random House USA Inc"
> That would be because of --
>       Carpenter, K.  1998.  A dinosaur paleontologist's view of
>       Godzilla.  In Lees, J. D. & Cerasini, M. (eds) The Official
>       Godzilla Compendium. Random House (New York),
>       pp. 102-106. [T4]
     OK. That's cool, provided the first draft of the paper was
written on a beer mat, burger wrapper, or some other detritus of a
good afternoon <G>.

> And then there is also --
>       Christiansen, Per (2000): Godzilla from a zoological
>       perspective.  Mathematical Geology 32 (2): 231-245.
     You know, there are some people who think that scientists are
dry, dull and boring. But such people obviously don't have the wit to
appreciate the sublimities of San Serif (despite the civil war), nor
the aesthetic joys of the Llandudno Pentagon. And as for the
editorial staff of Scientific American embracing
creationism^H^H^H^H^H^H^H^H^H^H^H^H yogic flying ... well I'll just
have to talk to my MP about that. Pass the ouija board, I need to get
through to Lord Sutch!
    Did I mention Alan Sokal recently, or was that a different conversation?

Aidan Karley,

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