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As the kids say, *facepalm*...


"It's not that they could manage to cope with it, or that they swam, or even 
that they were submerged; but that they lived in water
that supported their weight."

The programme declared his theory "so revolutionary it stands the whole world 
of palaeontology on its head." 

But Prof Ford's theory has not yet gained credence with fellow scientists, with 
an expert from the Natural History Museum claiming a
similar theory had been discussed and largely dismissed up to 100 years ago.

Dr Paul Barrett said: "Things have moved on quite a lot. I don't think we will 
be re-writing the text books just yet." 

--Thank goodness Paul was interviewed as a reality check!

Thomas R. Holtz, Jr.
Email: tholtz@umd.edu   Phone: 301-405-4084
Office: Centreville 1216                        
Senior Lecturer, Vertebrate Paleontology
Dept. of Geology, University of Maryland
Fax: 301-314-9661               

Faculty Director, Science & Global Change Program, College Park Scholars
Fax: 301-314-9843

Mailing Address:        Thomas R. Holtz, Jr.
                        Department of Geology
                        Building 237, Room 1117
                        University of Maryland
                        College Park, MD 20742 USA