Recently I asked our museum volunteers to tell us some of their stories about visitors and the collection, with the intention of collecting them for a follow-up to this blog from last year. This particular one stood out...
Forget about all the hype surrounding Superman vs. Batman, Alien vs. Predator or Hilary vs. The Donald... there's a much more terrifying confrontation brewing in theme park land this summer.
Will any animals to evolve so large again, or has the earth's atmosphere moved beyond such possibilities?
The dinosaurs featured range from the truly weird and wonderful sauropelta edwardsorun and the bizarre Brachiosaurus, to the mighty, meat-eating Tyrannosaurus. And Csotonyi covers a significant time period, depicting precursors to modern mammals and birds.
In four and a half billion years of existence there have been no creatures more dramatic or scarier. Whether they would be as popular if they existed today and were stomping down the high street, I don't know, but they're perfect for films because they are more spectacular, more awesome than most animals today, more like monsters, and yet they are real.
The new Walking With Dinosaurs film as I think this is the most realistic portrayal of dinosaurs that's ever been done on the big screen. I spend my life studying dinosaurs, pouring over the dry remains of their multi-million-year-old bones. This film brings dinosaurs to life unlike anything I've ever seen before. It brought a tear to my eye seeing the Gorgosaurus for the first time.
WITH Halloween fast approaching, it's just another reminder that you are getting older, and let's face it, there's nothing more spooky than that. You...
The latest in an array of possible causes of the 'Death of the Dinosaurs', is the possibility that it was a comet that was responsible for the dinosaurs demise.
I'm not going to pretend to even begin to understand quantum physics, but sometimes I like to dwell on the idea of parallel universes and all the possibilities that they might hold.