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RE: [pws@psparks.us: PT article]



I am pleased to see more reasoned comments. I would make one more
myself, I did not say David was right, only that more serious comments
should be forth coming. Of course this is a great expamle of see the
real fossil  for yourself. 
p sparks


> -------- Original Message --------
> Subject: Re: [pws@psparks.us: PT article]
> From: David Marjanovic <david.marjanovic@gmx.at>
> Date: Mon, January 30, 2006 12:16 pm
> To: DML <dinosaur@usc.edu>
> 
> > ------- Start of forwarded message -------
> > Date: Sun, 29 Jan 2006 05:29:06 -0700
> > From: paul w sparks <pws@psparks.us>
> 
> > However, there has been some
> > should I say un-hp like comments on this note and related
> > material. Most of it was based on the method that Dave used to
> > untangle the fossil. I am certainly not any great shakes on this area
> > but what he showed made sense and I was able to visualize embryos and
> > young fossil to go along with the adult which was much more difficult
> > to see clearly. That does not mean that he is correct, but it does
> > mean that comments of seeing superman and other wise ass comments was
> > to my mind clearly un called for.
> 
> http://www.unet.univie.ac.at/~a0000265/mpum_6009.htm
> 
> Superman isn't in there, but the coke bottle is.
> 
> Also note how the supposed claw in the bottom picture consists of several 
> _unconnected_ stains-in-the-photo. There is no claw-shaped boss, depression, 
> discoloration or other feature in there. The same holds for the supposed 
> skull of the supposed neonate *Cosesaurus*. The "method [...] used to 
> untangle the fossil" is thus obviously very error-prone.
> 
> I agree that several recent comments were nothing but counterproductive 
> personal attacks. But, unfortunately, this sad fact doesn't make the method 
> any better.