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Fwd: And now for a little ego-boost... National Geographic online



I think you're missing the point. They're not trying to show how
inaccurate the paintings are, but how much our views have changed
since they were done.

BTW Dan, sorry for the cross-posting.


On Nov 16, 2007 5:11 PM,  <Danvarner@aol.com> wrote:
> Charles R. Knight's dinosaur  images have been beaten-up for over thirty
> years now. We got the message. Yes,  his dinosaurs sometimes dragged their 
> tails,
> and, yes, some of them were  depicted living up to their armpits in swamps,
> and, yes, they weren't painted in  bubblicious colors. The Geographic
> illustrations were painted in 1939 in the  context of their time. Now, can we 
> move on
> without repeating this hackneyed  storyline without end? DV
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