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You say "Velociraptor", I say "Deinonychus"


You say "Velociraptor", I say "Deinonychus"

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A short article that explains describes possible inaccuracies in the popular book/movie Jurassic Park. 
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Date Added to MERLOT: May 07, 2013
Date Modified in MERLOT: June 30, 2014


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Avatar for aleia murray
3 years ago

aleia murray (Student)

This commentary is engaging at a High School level, and would be an interesting addition to any H.S. or Jr. High environmental/evolution curriculum. However, this is not advanced or college material.

Avatar for Lizzy Tello
3 years ago

Lizzy Tello (Student)

Interesting insight into a common misconception surrounding what was supposed to be established scientific knowledge.  Parallels so many other aspects of scientific thought and exemplifies how easily one misinformed individual or group can significantly alter the course of progress.

Time spent reviewing site: 15

Avatar for Victoria Miller
3 years ago

Victoria Miller (Student)

I did not know that a dinosaur can have multiple names. I wonder if this happens when classifing any other organisms?