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Re: Reductio Ad Absurdum. It is 1984 Dinosaur Time..!
On 14 Mar 2011, at 11:12, David Marjanovic wrote:
and everything he has done he claims is technically and
scientifically accurate (above all his most referenced work: his
Oh, that's not true. In this discussion and elsewhere, he has
acknowledged that his older reconstructions do contain errors, the
twisted forearms he used to give to theropods for instance; he
doesn't commit those errors again, and he republishes (given the
opportunity) old reconstructions only after correcting them.
You know very well that every time he has published technical stuff
he claims it as scientifically accurate (at least for the time he
published it). That he changes his opinion based perhaps in new
evidence or new interpretation of the evidence is one of the many
risks of being a scientist isn't it? We all have to change art or
technical drawings or simply relegate the art to the museum... But
>at the time< of any reconstruction, Greg Paul normally presents
everything as being top of the tops and as a model to follow. And
I'm not criticizing precisely any of that by the way!
I have lost jobs because i refused to do Deinonychus without
Tell us the names of those responsible. They need to be shamed in
Not available anymore I'm afraid... let's call it history... although
history tends to repeat itself!
or "John Sibbicks"!
What do you mean? The distinctive skin texture he always paints?
The roundish ribcages?
Simply the style. Most publishers around here live in a square and
need a standard... and John Sibbick has been the standard for many
years... if you don't follow the standard you don't get the job..
period! A bit like later what happened after Jurassic Park...
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