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A Brief Moment in Kulinda


Not that long ago, a new fossil locality was discovered in Kulinda, Chita (Chininskaya Oblast), Russia, and it has the potential to confirm a recent hypothesis: that the filamentous integument of many theropods, found apparently in some ceratopsian dinosaurs, may … Continue reading

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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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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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Ornithischians with “Dinofuzz”


This isn’t really that much of a post — for now. I’m preempting a longer unprepared post on the topic, which will not detail any views I may or may not have on the purpose of filamentous integument in a … Continue reading

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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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