So I’m done searching Dinosaurs on Tumblr. Because I thought I would find some cool legit stuff but instead all I get is really annoying girls who are all like “oh so totally into dinosaurs”, but don’t know that Brontosaurus isn’t real and even if it was it wouldn’t be spelled Brontosaureses. Also making fun of science and how nerdy it is…really. If it wasn’t for “nerdy” people you wouldn’t be able to take your “artsy” pictures with your expensive cameras.
Also real quick: (I will dumb it down for the paleontologically impaired) Brontosaurus isn’t a real dinosaur! The story as to why: In the late 1800s (1871 to the 1890s) Othniel Charles Marsh found about 500 new species of dinosaur. In 1877 he found and named Apatosaurus, then two years later he found another sauropod (long neck) and thought he found a new species and named it Brontosaurus, but in fact it was just another Apatosaurus. (Though no one decided this and changed it in the records until the early to mid 1900s). This can happening because some juvenile dinosaurs look different developmentally than the adults. The same happened with Triceratops and Torosaurus.(Also both found by O.C. Marsh) It is thought now that Triceratops is just a juvenile Torosaurus. But we will not lose the name Triceratops like we did Brontosaurus because in science the species that was named first gets to keep the name. Which also works out in societies favor because more people obviously know the name Triceratops over Torosaurus. And I really don’t want to be ranting like a crazy person about people messing up two dinosaur names.
So moral of the story, have some respect, go out of your way to expand your knowledge, and stop making fun of Jurassic Park on Tumblr (only people who know anything about dinosaurs are allowed to do that.)
It’s like I have to get this out of my system every few months or so…