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Category Archives: Media
Art is, perhaps, one of the most expensive things I’ve ever done. And yet the process from setting pen or pencil to paper and producing something coherent seems effortless, flawless, quick, and easy. We make it easy, because we’ve had … Continue reading
Posted in Art, Media, Paleontology, Personal Tagged Crocodilians, Crodylomorpha, Sphenosuchians, Terrestrisuchus gracilis 8 Comments
‘Tis the Season
Not one to celebrate most holidays, it rarely occurs to me to accommodate others. This holiday season, many of my non-religious friends join in the merriment of their more religious friends, and at the same time family (mostly a-religious or … Continue reading
Posted in Art, Media, Personal Tagged Cervidae, Film & Movies, Holiday, Rangifer, Rangifer tarandus 1 Comment
On the Nature of Being a Pterosaur
Pterosaurs are one of those groups that attracts pure and unadulterated fascination, though not the kind that in children is bent to sabre-toothed tigers and roaring, rampaging dinosaurs. No, pterosaurs evoke a sense more of the subdued wonder, and intrigue, … Continue reading
Posted in Media, Paleontology, Science Reporting, Uncategorized Tagged Book Review, Pterosaurs, Witton's Pterosauria 11 Comments
Time to Update Wikipedia
Currently, Wikipedia represents one of the best resources for gathering information about … well, everything. The thing it, Wikipedia only works as long as two things are true: 1. The information presented in it is accurate, and updated with new … Continue reading
Posted in Art, Media Tagged Science Communication, Wikipedia 3 Comments
Where I Question Commitment to Value of Open Access Everything
It is OA Week, so while this post would normally fall into the Thursday slot for my ‘regular” posting, I am putting it up now as my post for the remainder of the week.
Posted in Media, Philosophy Tagged article availability, OA, Off Topic, Open Source, open-access 3 Comments
There’s a trope in media whereby using a famous figure for advertisement, viewers have a tendency to associate that figure instead of anything the advertisement might actually contain. Celebrity sells. In American comics, for example, this is called “Wolverine Publicity,” … Continue reading
Posted in Media, Paleontology, Science Reporting Tagged Pop Culture, Theropods 1 Comment
Where the author exhortates on himself and his purposes Continue reading
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