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(Christian Science Monitor)   Barney may have misled children about Tyrannosaurus rex   (csmonitor.com) divider line 9
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2013-02-13 01:59:39 PM
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B may be an accurate depicition of it running, but a physics prof or kinesthesiologist would tell you that there's no way that it just stood around with it's center of mass unsupported like that.
2013-02-13 01:19:37 PM
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Krieghund: Dear Scientists: The moral of the story is "Get it right the first time".



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2013-02-13 05:39:01 PM
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Mikey1969: The Cornell team said bad dinosaur anatomy in pop culture, in forms ranging from chicken nuggets to cartoon characters, contributes to a "cultural inertia" that allows the public consciousness to cling to outdated science.

Yeah, it couldn't be bad science at all, now could it? The same bad science that taught me Marconi invented the radio, that the phases of the moon were from the shadow of the Earth, and that the seasons were caused by the difference in distance when the Earth was tilted towards or away from the sun. You know, the stuff in TEXTBOOKS.


Textbooks are not "science", they are books, written by people of various levels of competence. Don't blame science for the failings of sloppy writers, ass-backwards school systems, or the political machinations of state boards of education.

Funny thing is, my science textbooks got the seasons, phases of the moon, etc... stuff right. Back in the late 1970's in California. I don't know what third-world shiathole you went to school in, but not all of us were cursed with crappy books.
2013-02-13 05:25:58 PM
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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.
2013-02-13 04:36:50 PM
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neversubmit: Well what about the Tyrannosaurus sex?


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2013-02-13 03:26:22 PM
1 votes:
Funny, this stance business. I always figured that Barney misled children about T.rex by not eating them.
2013-02-13 03:02:43 PM
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Mikey1969: The Cornell team said bad dinosaur anatomy in pop culture, in forms ranging from chicken nuggets to cartoon characters, contributes to a "cultural inertia" that allows the public consciousness to cling to outdated science.

Yeah, it couldn't be bad science at all, now could it? The same bad science that taught me Marconi invented the radio, that the phases of the moon were from the shadow of the Earth, and that the seasons were caused by the difference in distance when the Earth was tilted towards or away from the sun. You know, the stuff in TEXTBOOKS.

Obviously, it's 100% pop culture's fault.


I'd be interested in seeing what textbook claimed the seasons were related to the distance of the sun or the phases of the moon were created by Earth's shadow. I don't even think they teach that in Texas.
2013-02-13 02:46:23 PM
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The Cornell team said bad dinosaur anatomy in pop culture, in forms ranging from chicken nuggets to cartoon characters, contributes to a "cultural inertia" that allows the public consciousness to cling to outdated science.

Yeah, it couldn't be bad science at all, now could it? The same bad science that taught me Marconi invented the radio, that the phases of the moon were from the shadow of the Earth, and that the seasons were caused by the difference in distance when the Earth was tilted towards or away from the sun. You know, the stuff in TEXTBOOKS.

Obviously, it's 100% pop culture's fault.
2013-02-13 12:44:15 PM
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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.
 
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