‘Fantasy Disguised as Science’ (2011)

It would be astonishing if any prehistoric creature, assuming we could ever get a look at one, turned out to look just like scientists imagined it. Working with bones, trackways, skin impressions, etc., they do their best to reconstruct animals they’ve never seen. Even the most convincing picture of a dinosaur is only a best guess.

Then there are those who go so far beyond guessing, they get flat-out lost…



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