How Many Dinosaurs Could Live in Central Park? Finally, Bob’s Dinosaur Blog has
Back to Nature: At Whirlpool of Life, Scott Sampson argues that—far more than innovative “green” technologies—we need a new mindset that reinserts humanity inside nature. Sampson believes natural history museums are crucial to achieving that goal: “Imagine for a moment natural history museums becoming agents of social change. Imagine if they fostered a new, more sustainable worldview by connecting people with local (nonhuman) nature. Imagine if the information flow went two ways instead of one, with museums acting as centers for convocation, catalysts for conversation about the current state of our community, our country, our world…. Such a vision would not only include advocacy, but embrace it.”
Paleo-Politics: Budget-cutting senators have expressed their disapproval of a National Science Foundation-sponsored trip that sent Montana State students to study dinosaur eggs in China. Dinochick gives Washington, D.C. a piece of her mind.
The Taxonomy of SpongeBob SquarePants: In an act born of brilliance or too much free time (likely, both), T. Michael Keesey, who blogs at Three-Pound Monkey Brain, has created a phylogenetic tree of cartoon animals.
Defying Gravity: Mark Witton presents a cool new Pteranodon sketch—depicting it in the moments before take-off, using its arms, not its legs, as the main launch propulsor. Why its arms? Witton explains it all for you.
Superarchaeologist: At Palaeoblog, the Man of Steel reveals yet another superpower: fossil-hunting.