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(Christian Science Monitor)   Barney may have misled children about Tyrannosaurus rex   (csmonitor.com ) divider line
    More: Obvious, Tyrannosaurus rex, college kids, Cretaceous Period, dinosaurs, paleontology  
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2013-02-13 06:11:12 PM  
 
2013-02-13 06:21:39 PM  
i.chzbgr.com
 
2013-02-13 06:56:09 PM  

rufus-t-firefly: Krieghund: Dear Scientists: The moral of the story is "Get it right the first time".

I also hate to break it to you, but T-Rex's stance is extremely unimportant to most people. Especially people that are neither 4 years old nor parents of a 4 year old.

/parent of a 4 year old
//re-learning all about dinosaurs
//loving it.

The same people who said "This is a brontosaurus," then "Oops, sorry - no such thing" are being picky?

http://www.npr.org/2012/12/09/166665795/forget-extinct-the-brontosau ru s-never-even-existed

And they only realized that the T. Rex walked that way around the same time that they finally straightened out the brontosaurus thing - in the 1970s. BUT WE STILL WERE TAUGHT THE WRONG THING.

They fark shiat up for a century, then say "Hey, we corrected it a while back, you dumbass!"

And they can have my brontosaurus when they pry it from my cold dead hands.


Interesting, but that doesn't mean that brontosauruses never existed. It means they were named twice. You may as well say that Venus never existed because it had a name before that one.
 
2013-02-13 07:06:53 PM  
I, for one, do not support teaching children that dinosaurs are soft and harmless.
 
2013-02-13 07:20:01 PM  
Same thing is true of gorillas.  Ask a kid to draw a gorlilla they'll draw a guy in a gorilla suit.
 
2013-02-13 07:24:10 PM  
Barney teaches kids a lot worse things than bad dinosaur posture.
 
2013-02-13 07:53:16 PM  
Ultimately, I don't get the point of learning about dinosaurs. They're long-extinct, they're not coming back, and we'd be much better served by teaching kids about modern animals that are just as cool.

I mean, the only thing learning about dinosaurs can lead to is a career in paleontology. Otherwise, it's not like understanding different classes of dinosaurs and their biology is going to lead to a career as a dinosaur veterinarian, dinosaur groomer, dinosaur trainer, or dinosaur butcher.

Teach them as a step toward teaching about their modern descendants, but don't focus whole semesters learning different dinosaur names, stats, and internals. It's ultimately useless to a modern human being. Hell, it would have been useless to ANY human being in ANY era, seeing as we never shared the planet with them. They were gone before we were even an idea in nature's view.

The only lesson I get from dinosaurs is that if there's a big-ass asteroid heading for Earth, we need to blow it up, knock it off course, or kiss our asses goodbye.
 
2013-02-13 07:54:35 PM  
I love you, you love me!

sharetv.org
 
2013-02-13 07:57:48 PM  
I dunno, her centers of gravity appear to be supported just fine by the bikini top.
Am I missing something?  Help me out, here.

farm3.staticflickr.com
 
2013-02-13 08:01:13 PM  

brap: Some toddler broke out into the Barney theme song yesterday on the subway. Before that I had never seen 75 people cringe so hard at the same time.  It looked like we all simultaneously took a bite out of of a lemon.


If you join in on the "with a knick knack paddy whack give a dog a bone" a lot of the older passengers will sing along and the kid and his/her parents will sit there with an amazed look on their faces.
 
2013-02-13 08:02:30 PM  

ZeroCorpse: Ultimately, I don't get the point of learning about dinosaurs. They're long-extinct, they're not coming back, and we'd be much better served by teaching kids about modern animals that are just as cool.

I mean, the only thing learning about dinosaurs can lead to is a career in paleontology. Otherwise, it's not like understanding different classes of dinosaurs and their biology is going to lead to a career as a dinosaur veterinarian, dinosaur groomer, dinosaur trainer, or dinosaur butcher.

Teach them as a step toward teaching about their modern descendants, but don't focus whole semesters learning different dinosaur names, stats, and internals. It's ultimately useless to a modern human being. Hell, it would have been useless to ANY human being in ANY era, seeing as we never shared the planet with them. They were gone before we were even an idea in nature's view.

The only lesson I get from dinosaurs is that if there's a big-ass asteroid heading for Earth, we need to blow it up, knock it off course, or kiss our asses goodbye.


A problem with your plan...
 
2013-02-13 08:23:54 PM  

ZeroCorpse: Ultimately, I don't get the point of learning about dinosaurs. They're long-extinct, they're not coming back, and we'd be much better served by teaching kids about modern animals that are just as cool.


1. Dinosaurs are gateway science.
2. Most animals today are not as cool as dinosaurs.
 
2013-02-13 08:24:37 PM  
And how many drew the beast with the feathers it likely sported?
 
2013-02-13 08:38:56 PM  
2.bp.blogspot.com
What is the Christian Science Monitor doing on the Science tab?
 
2013-02-13 09:44:40 PM  
T-Rex was also most likely a scavenger that killed when the opportunity presented itself that rather than a killing machine goring everything in sight.

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/science/nature/3112527.stm
 
2013-02-13 10:27:16 PM  

Ego edo infantia cattus: [2.bp.blogspot.com image 450x576]
What is the Christian Science Monitor doing on the Science tab?


Do you know anything about the Christian Science Monitor, or are you just having a kneejerk reaction to the name? I'm sad they don't have a print edition anymore.
 
2013-02-14 12:08:27 AM  
I blame "college kids are stupid"

/not that I haven't worked on 3 different T. rex
//and 2 Daspletosaurus
///big headed theropods are lame anyway.
 
2013-02-14 12:34:11 AM  
Wasn't the incorrect posture how they posed skeletons in museums at first as well?  That's far more likely as a cause than frigging Barney.
 
2013-02-14 02:35:22 AM  

ZeroCorpse: it's not like understanding different classes of dinosaurs and their biology is going to lead to a career as a dinosaur veterinarian, dinosaur groomer, dinosaur trainer, or dinosaur butcher.


A man can dream, can't he?
images2.wikia.nocookie.net

/Getch fresh 'Raptor steaks here! Hot fresh dino delights!
 
2013-02-14 02:38:54 AM  
WE AMS ASMARTER DAN COLIDGE KIDDS

Yes yes, eat your cookie. And don't blow milk bubbles.
 
2013-02-14 07:56:27 AM  

Ego edo infantia cattus: [2.bp.blogspot.com image 450x576]
What is the Christian Science Monitor doing on the Science tab?


Never mind the dinosaurs, you appear to have been misled about the Christian Science Monitor
 
2013-02-14 11:17:30 AM  
From the American Museum of Natural History in New York, if I'm not mistaken:

www.prehistoricstore.com
 
2013-02-14 11:30:32 AM  

flaminio: From the American Museum of Natural History in New York, if I'm not mistaken:


Wow, those are really stubby arms
 
2013-02-14 01:48:11 PM  

Parthenogenetic: WordsnCollision:

[4.bp.blogspot.com image 804x277]
/Charles R Knight, 1942

But... but...

[www.csmonitor.com image 380x253]

B is in the foreground, and A is in the background, to the right!

I'M SO CONFUSED  o_O


Maybe it's pooping.
 
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