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Wait a second. Why did dinosaurs have tails?
May 25, 2014 · 1 Comment

Question: Why does T. rex have such a big tail? Answer: The tail is a counterbalance, so the body doesn’t come crashing down. Everyone knows this is the right answer. All the books in the volunteer library say so. We’ve been telling kids this since 1907 (or thereabouts). You can do an experiment. Go to […]

Archaeopteryx – The Fossil that Proved Darwin was Right
September 3, 2010 · Be The First To Comment

1859: Charles Darwin published “On the Origin of Species.” Other scientists had proposed evolutionary theories before but Darwin was the first to work up a detailed case of how natural processes could transform one species into another. Darwin claimed that even Classes could change – for example, the Class Reptilia could evolve into the Bird […]

How To Evolve a Wing
August 23, 2010 · Be The First To Comment

Our Archaeopteryx show has bedazzling fossils – the only Archaeopteryx skeleton in the New World, complete with clear impressions of feathers. Plus frog-mouthed pterodactyls, fast-swimming Sea Crocs, and slinky land lizards. Today we learn the different ways in which wings evoloved on various prehistoric creatures. Solnhofen show us three ways for Darwinian processes to construct […]

The Man Who Made Fossil Fish Famous
July 29, 2010 · Be The First To Comment

Our Archaeopteryx show has bedazzling fossils – the only Archaeopteryx skeleton in the New World, complete with clear impressions of feathers. Plus frog-mouthed pterodactyls, fast-swimming Sea Crocs, and slinky land lizards. Today we learn about the Louis Agassiz and his theories. Louis Agassiz (1807-1873) Paris and the Lure of Fish, 1836 Agassiz grew up in […]



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