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Re: A tough question...or is it?



I guess that's my point: the anthropocentric view is us vs. them, us being
one species of bipedal ape, them being billions upon billions of
vertebrate, invertebrate, plant, bacteria etc... species extant and
extinct.

On 29/07/13 9:32 AM, "Jason Brougham" <jaseb@amnh.org> wrote:

>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.
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>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.
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>From: owner-DINOSAUR@usc.edu [owner-DINOSAUR@usc.edu] on behalf of
>Caitlin Syme [caitlin.syme@uqconnect.edu.au]
>Sent: Sunday, July 28, 2013 7:11 PM
>To: dinosaur@usc.edu
>Subject: Re: A tough question...or is it?
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>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.
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>On 29/07/13 8:33 AM, "Dann Pigdon" <dannj@alphalink.com.au> wrote:
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>>On Mon, Jul 29th, 2013 at 3:47 AM, john-schneiderman@cox.net wrote:
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>>> How would you answer this question:
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>>> Why study Dinosaurs?
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>>A certain quote attributed to George Mallory comes to mind.
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>>Dann Pigdon
>>Spatial Data Analyst               Australian Dinosaurs
>>Melbourne, Australia               http://home.alphalink.com.au/~dannj
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