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RE: A tough question...or is it?
Well, that is true, and it is good even if people know that there were 65
million years between dinosaurs and people, because even that is more knowledge
of earth history (and the resulting perspective) than 99% of Americans command.
But I do quibble, just a tad, with making direct comparisons between one
species, H. sapiens, and all dinosaurs, which are a radiation of probably tens
of thousands of species.
From: owner-DINOSAUR@usc.edu [owner-DINOSAUR@usc.edu] on behalf of Caitlin Syme
Sent: Sunday, July 28, 2013 7:11 PM
Subject: Re: A tough question...or is it?
My reasoning is that it (hopefully) reminds people that we weren't/aren't
the most successful animal on the planet. Depends how you measure success
(i.e. Power to modify/destroy whole landscapes), but I like to think it
puts the anthropocentric worldview down a peg or two.
On 29/07/13 8:33 AM, "Dann Pigdon" <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
>On Mon, Jul 29th, 2013 at 3:47 AM, email@example.com wrote:
>> How would you answer this question:
>> Why study Dinosaurs?
>A certain quote attributed to George Mallory comes to mind.
>Spatial Data Analyst Australian Dinosaurs
>Melbourne, Australia http://home.alphalink.com.au/~dannj