Tag Archives: Feathers

The Fisherman & the Sinosauropteryx


When dealing with research from a particular few scientists – namely, the BANDits – none of them intrigue me more than the work of Theagarten Lingham-Soliar (hereafter, TLS). It isn’t just that the subject matter is intriguing (structure of skin, … Continue reading

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The Fisherman & the Sinosauropteryx – preview


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On the Structure of Fossil Feathers


Here’s a short piece, in part inspired by discussions with Matt Martynuick at DinoGoss on the reasoning for why we attach terms like “stage 1″ to fossil “feathers.”

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Canadian Amber, Fin-Tailed Dinosaurs, and a Despairing Blogger


Science, as a process, promotes an adversarial system. A scientist poses an hypothesis from an observation, then attempts to refute this hypothesis through further observations arrived at from experimentation and testing, and poses a further hypothesis from the results; if … Continue reading

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My Friend Dave


Meet Dave:

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Lingham-Soliar’s Review of Chinese Fossil Preservation


…or, an article that can be summed up by the following rhetoric: “On this 200th anniversary of the birth of Charles Darwin, perhaps the greatest evolutionary biologist of all time, I ask, has the care and caution that characterized Darwin’s … Continue reading

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