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RE: The Return of The Thagomizer... :-)



It truly is astounding that a cartoon can have so much influence on the scientific world (even if it does juxtapose humans with dinosaurs---I thought everyone knew by now the 65-million-year gulf of time separating us from them!).

BTW, if (in an alternate timeline) humans did indeed evolve with dinosaurs, would they really be as white as Raquel Welch, Fred Flintstone, or the class in that cartoon? I would expect people living in a climate like that enjoyed by most large dinosaurs to be black- or brown-skinned.

From: Guy Leahy <xrciseguy@sbcglobal.net>
Reply-To: xrciseguy@sbcglobal.net
To: dinosaur@usc.edu
Subject: The Return of The Thagomizer... :-)
Date: Fri, 06 Jul 2007 20:14:49 -0700 (PDT)

Larson's original cartoon is reproduced on page 16 of
the July issue, though the link below does not include
it:

http://discovermagazine.com/2007/jul/stupid-science-word-of-the-month/

Here's the cartoon:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Thagomizer

It's still funny 25 years later... :-)

Guy Leahy

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