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Re: As the kids say, *facepalm*... [Scanned]



Has anyone managed to locate an actual paper that this is based on?

-- Mike.


On 3 April 2012 13:34, Mark Wildman <m.wildman@cuphosco.co.uk> wrote:
> Paul appears to have been remarkably tolerant when confronted by such a 
> notion - I am not so sure that many other people would have been. It's 
> interesting that yet another one of these pie-in-the-sky ideas has got the 
> palaeoworld ablaze again today and is right up there with the kraken story of 
> 2011. Part of me does not even want to give this guy the time of day but, at 
> the same time, this suggestion does need to be confronted publicly -  I will 
> be putting up a brief blog post later to refute this preposterous idea.
>
> Regards,
> Mark
>
>
> -----Original Message-----
> From: owner-VRTPALEO@usc.edu [mailto:owner-VRTPALEO@usc.edu] On Behalf Of 
> Thomas R. Holtz, Jr.
> Sent: 03 April 2012 13:22
> To: dinosaur@usc.edu; VRTPALEO@usc.edu
> Subject: As the kids say, *facepalm*... [Scanned]
>
> http://www.telegraph.co.uk/science/dinosaurs/9182551/Dinosaurs-must-have-lived-in-water-scientist-claims.html#disqus_thread
>
> "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!
>
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