Category Archives: history of science

EAVP 2016 at Haarlem’s Teylers Museum (1)

After all the recent photogrammetry posts it is high time to get away from “stuff that somehow has to do with dinosaurs a little bit” and finally write again about dinosaurs themselves. Which is why I now will write about … Continue reading

Posted in "fish", Conferences, historical buildings etc., history of science, ichthyosaur, lower vertebrates, Mammal pic, Mammalia, non-palaeo, raves, Reptilia (non-archosaur), Travels | 4 Comments

Theropod Thursday 35: the original Archaeopteryx

The wings of Archaeopteryx just made the news again in a big way with the publication of a paper in Current Biology. It is – bah! – sadly not freely available here. The authors show that the wings of feathered … Continue reading

Posted in Aves, Dinopics, Dinosauria, history of science, Maniraptora, MfN Berlin, Theropoda | 7 Comments

Sometimes, science breeds hate relationships

Bob Bakker says to be “kind to colleagues, ruthless with theories”. No, I won’t stick my neck into some of the catfights currently going on, or just recently over. It’s enough that I can’t resist sending flippant or sarcastic answers … Continue reading

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