Love dinosaurs, or love the men who loved dinosaurs too well, or love games, or love a good fight, or love history? If you love any of those things, you may be predisposed to enjoy the game called Bone Wars. Here is the description given by the game’s inventors: BONE WARS: The Game of Ruthless Paleontology […]
The oddity of Henry Fairfield Osborn
The Prerogative of Harlots blog dredges up an eccentric museum head from the dim past: Histories of vertebrate paleontology at Yale tends to dwell heavily on the feuding between Marsh and Edward Drinker Cope, but I actually find the later stages of this conflict, involving AMNH‘s megalomaniacal president Henry Fairfield Osborn, even more fascinating. AMNH […]
Paleontologists in love
Steven Utley draws a cartoon to gently probe the interpersonal chasm that yawns between paleontology and a certain other science. Click on the image to see an enlargement.
Solution to Last Month’s Puzzler 15:3
Questions 114-242 in part A of last month’s puzzler all pertain to the study “Trails and Tentacular Impressions of Orthoconic Cephalopods,” Rousseau H. Flower, Journal of Paleontology, vol. 29, no. 5, September 1955, pp. 857–67. Question 122 is an exception. Due to a misprint, Question 122 refers to Question 53402, which does not exist. It […]