Thursday, April 27, 2006

dinos again

So, like I said, my dinosaur story came out last week. I've gotten some good feedback. Ok, so it's mostly been from people I pay to be nice to me (Miss S, my mom) but I'll take it. If you have not yet found yourself a copy of [the publication in question], or have not been able to use your psychic powers to learn the identity of [the publication in question], you can find the story by googling [my name] dinosaurs. You don't even need my last name. It's like magic.

I finally got up the nerve to read it myself today during lunch, and it's not so bad. I learned some interesting things. You might think I would already know everything in it, but you would be wrong. The factchecker can make changes that I never know about. For example: Apparently, Tyrannosaurus rex lived in forests. Who knew?

7 comments:

Sophist said...

so cool that it comes up first when you google your first name + dinosaurs!!!!!
I just found it & am gonna start reading it. Looks promising!

Sophist said...

I LOVED THE ARTICLE!!! Great portrait of a scientist, great explanations of her scientific discoveries and how they are important, provocative discussion of YEC's and how they have used her work in questionable ways, and I love the quotes too, esp. the one to the effect of: "No paleontologist in her right mind would do what X has done to fossils... it's great science!" Thanks for sharing :-)

towwas said...

Yay, thanks! I thought you'd be interested, with the whole evolution thing.

Spice said...

That's pretty sweet about the googling. I tried my first name plus my discipline, and I'm at the bottom of the first page, which ain't bad, but still not as awesome as being first.

towwas said...

Hey, there you are! But did you notice that every entry *above* you is an alternate spelling? So you're actually the first one who spells your name right.

glacierman said...

I just saw the same scientist last month give a talk to local elementary and middle school students here in Montana. It was very interesting. I think most of the kids enjoyed the presentation as well. I know several of my students did.

towwas said...

Hey, cool! I remember her telling me something like, 'if you can't explain your work to 2nd graders, what good is it?' I'm glad to hear your kids enjoyed her!