Dinosaurs and a Changing World

From the Discovery Channel:

Sauropod dinosaurs — the group including the well-known Apatosaurus (formerly known as Brontosaurus) — could not have kept their long necks in a vertical position, according to a new study. (Link)

I think one of the reasons people distrust science is that it forces us to constantly reevaluate our knowledge and sometimes, like in the case of Pluto’s reclassification, or new evidence about dinosaurs, change things that we fondly remember from childhood.

While a lot of us think that science is exciting for just these same reasons, for some it’s scary that the world isn’t a fixed and static point of knowledge.



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