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



For what it's worth, I've added my two cents to this brouhaha:

http://skeletaldrawing.blogspot.com/2012/04/when-journalists-attack.html


On Tue, Apr 3, 2012 at 12:22 PM, Mike Keesey <keesey@gmail.com> wrote:
> On Tue, Apr 3, 2012 at 10:17 AM, Habib, Michael <MHabib@chatham.edu> wrote:
>> That may be the most important take home message.  My general observation is 
>> that grandiose claims regarding past environments, used to support the 
>> subjective notion that animal performance in the past could not exceed that 
>> seen in the present, is strangely more accepted and "marketable" in many 
>> cases than the conclusion that animals in the deep past did things that 
>> modern ones do not.
>
> It'd be pretty hard to undo the "marketing" done for terrestrial
> sauropods here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b4Oi5Mm3SRk
>
> --
> T. Michael Keesey
> http://tmkeesey.net/



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