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FW: MAJESTY of the COLOSSAL THEROPODS




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> From: wdm1949@hotmail.com
> To: ddkrentz@charter.net
> Subject: RE: MAJESTY of the COLOSSAL THEROPODS
> Date: Mon, 4 Mar 2013 21:32:11 -0700
>
>
> Yes. It's nothing to do with the modern and correct reconstruction
> of these animals but rather the idea today that they all appear to
> be "locked down" into one pose.
>
> Again .. take a look at that Hallet reconstruction. He's treating
> that T. rex as a more flexible animal on the move than any I've seen
> and captures the real majesty using a modern reconstruction.
>
> I would never suggest going back to the old reconstructions. They were
> dated even as they were created in those anatomical straight jackets. I
> cringed even as a child and was terrified that they would never ever
> be unlocked. No wonder the world back then thought that they were an
> irrelevant study. Those were indeed .. the Dark Ages.
>
> Either some people missed the point [again] .. or I'm just not articulating
> my thoughts very well. Probably the latter.
>
> dale
>
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> > Date: Mon, 4 Mar 2013 13:26:44 -0800
> > From: ddkrentz@charter.net
> > To: wdm1949@hotmail.com
> > CC: dinosaur@usc.edu
> > Subject: Re: MAJESTY of the COLOSSAL THEROPODS
> >
> > I've sculpted a few T.rexes in a body-tilted and head up position because 
> > of the fact that it does indeed make the animal look majestic ( 
> > tyrant-lizard-king…c'mon!) that said, most people who dislike the pose 
> > suggest seem to think that I'm showing them in their natural state of 
> > locomotion.
> >
> > heres a link
> >
> > http://dinotoyforum.proboards.com/index.cgi?board=toys&action=display&thread=3701&page=29
> >
> > I believe lots of birds and other animals rear up to show their 
> > intimidating height. I decided on that pose after a visit to an Ostrich 
> > farm. The keeper told me during the mating season the males like to stand 
> > up as tall as possible.
> >
> > D
> > On Mar 3, 2013, at 4:26 PM, dale mcinnes <wdm1949@hotmail.com> wrote:
> >
> > >
> > > O.K. This is a past thread. I draw attention to this because
> > > I think the original point was missed in a previous research
> > > project to find out why young adults and kids still insist
> > > on an upright pose for their dinosaurs rather than the new
> > > postures based on modern interpretations.
> > >
> > > It's a small point and I've got an hour to kill ... sooooo ..
> > >
> > > Most of us in the 50s .. 60s .. 70s .. grew up with most bipedal
> > > dinosaurs .. as the title suggests .. as towering giants with
> > > their heads brushing the understory of trees as they strode
> > > "majestically" across their environment. Today .. big bipedal
> > > dinos have lost a lot of that original majesty. I think kids
> > > are trying to compensate.
> > >
> > > You view most big theropods in today's palaeoart with their heads
> > > nearly shovelling the ground as they stride through their environment.
> > > Though I admit that at approximately 30 degrees from the horizontal
> > > they would still be quite impressive looking .. and at that angle ..
> > > would reinstate a lot of that lost majesty .. science not withstanding.
> > >
> > > To palaeoartists : "Straighten up .. walk right .. Nature willing".
> >