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



So the "original paper" was published in Laboratory News, a trade magazine for 
users of biological laboratory equipment! That explains almost everything -- 
except why the Telegraph reporter thought it was a serious paper. -- Jeff Hecht 


On Apr 3, 2012, at 10:39 AM, Mike Taylor wrote:

> 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*...
>> 
>> 
>> 
>>> 
>>> 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!
>>> 
>>> 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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