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Re: Dinosaur Revolution Review

Well, as far as what the 'general public'  knows I had the pleasure to watch 
first hand some focus groups that clearly had no idea about dinosaur in any 
context.  Many of them did not know dinosaurs were around for millions of years 
or that they didn't all live together in a Zallinger type mural.  It was sad, 
and sobering to realize what kind of audience is out there.  I firmly believe 
in 'talking up' to people, so it was an even harder pill to swallow.


On Sep 14, 2011, at 10:08 AM, Stephen V. Cole wrote:

> Speaking as a non-paleo fan of dinosaurs... (I am a military engineer, 
> actually)
> Nice show, although I have seen enough CGI dinos that they are no longer 
> "wow" but just like any other nature show.
> The "Revolution" was 40 years ago and all of this "old thinking" they argue 
> against hasn't even been heard by most of the audience, who grew up knowing 
> that dinos were not stupid and some of them were warm blooded (or something 
> like warm blooded). Yes, I grew up with stuid cold-blooded brontos who spend 
> their lives hip deep in the water, but that all went out the window before I 
> got married 34 years ago. So the "revolution" thing seems a bad title.
> I could swear I saw a dead Protoceratops with conical teeth like a meat eater.