[Date Prev][Date Next][Thread Prev][Thread Next][Date Index][Thread Index][Subject Index][Author Index]
Re: "The Jeholopterus" - vampire?
Had full-on SOWOTI syndrome with this one. I've submitted a comment
picking them up for the same matters Jason noted. It's not been posted
yet, but is in the io9 system awaiting approval.
Pretty poor piece of science journalism all round, it must be said (and
hardly topical!). Thank God for the Brian Switek's of this world who
prove that frequent, popular palaeo science writing can be done well.
Dr. Mark Witton
Palaeobiology Research Group
School of Earth and Environmental Sciences
University of Portsmouth
Tel: (44)2392 842418
If pterosaurs are your thing, be sure to pop by:
- Pterosaur.Net: www.pterosaur.net
- The Pterosaur.Net blog: http://pterosaur-net.blogspot.com/
- My pterosaur artwork: www.flickr.com/photos/markwitton
>>> Jason Brougham <firstname.lastname@example.org> 2/24/2012 7:30 PM >>>
The vampire pterosaur meme is continuing to bounce around the internet.
Again the issue is being misunderstood as a competition between the
scientific establishment and a rebel, as opposed to a matter of
methodology, peer review, and the balance of evidence: