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Re: As the kids say, *facepalm*...



See this post:
http://svpow.com/2012/04/03/did-sauropds-support-their-weight-by-living-in-vast-shallow-lakes/

-- Mike.



On 3 April 2012 15:36, Scott <hmwh@comcast.net> wrote:
> This carries me right back to my childhood (1940s), when "brontosaurus" was
> alleged to live in swampy-to-deep water to carry its weight.
> Scott Perry
> High Mountain Writers' House
> Irasburg, VT USA
> ----- Original Message ----- From: "Thomas R. Holtz, Jr." <tholtz@umd.edu>
> To: <dinosaur@usc.edu>; <VRTPALEO@usc.edu>
> Sent: Tuesday, April 03, 2012 8:22 AM
> Subject: As the kids say, *facepalm*...
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>> http://www.telegraph.co.uk/science/dinosaurs/9182551/Dinosaurs-must-have-lived-in-water-scientist-claims.html#disqus_thread
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>> "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
>> http://www.geol.umd.edu/~tholtz/
>> Fax: 301-314-9661
>>
>> Faculty Director, Science & Global Change Program, College Park Scholars
>> http://www.geol.umd.edu/sgc
>> 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
>>
>>
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