Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Dinosaurs as Dragons?

I’m not the only person who believes dinosaurs did not go extinct a gazillion years ago. However some of these folks don’t ascribe to my shrinking dino theory, but rather believe in a ‘dinosaurs as dragons’ paradigm with the co-existence of humans and dragons/dinosaurs well into relatively modern times (the past millennium or so). Adrienne Mayor, a Stanford University scholar of Classics and the History of Science, has written at least a couple of books which explore the link between paleontological findings and dragons. I must say I do fancy the idea of dragons as the few living breathing (fire breathing of course) remnants of dinosaurs, to be quite captivating. SCJ6XAC9GU3N

Tuesday, January 11, 2011

Why am I Doing This?

I teach Design and Multimedia classes at Keiser University. As part of our Web 2.0 studies, we are blogging. While I could do a teacherly discourse on design principles, or social media marketing strategies as my blah blah blog, I opted for a something less instructorific and more fun. I have decided on the topic of tiny dinosaurs, AKA lizards & Salamanders.

Are Dinosaurs Extinct?

Are dinosaurs extinct? I think not.  I think over eons of evolution they just shrank . . . a lot! My theory is that those former lumbering land giants are now deft little lizards while the more amphibious fellows morphed into salamanders/newts. Yep, that’s my theory and I’m sticking to it . . . at least kind of sort of, for now anyway.