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Let's fix Velociraptor

Journal Entry: Thu Jan 3, 2008, 4:34 AM

<img class='logo' src='palaeo.jconway.co.uk/_images/l… / width='75px' height='100px'>John Conway's Palaeontography
Visit my palaontographical website, and get a free dinosaur!


People, this is a disgrace! images.google.co.uk/images?q=v…

There is only one accurate depiction of Velociraptor on the first page of a Google image search for "Velociraptor". The rest are absolutely terrible!

As palaeontogaphers, we should all be concerned about this - if we take what we do seriously at all, we want people to have a reasonable idea of what prehistoric animals look like.

But don't despair, we can make a difference! Google works by links - so let's have a link-to-an-accurate-Velociraptor day on the internets. Simply link to your favourite V. image or page using the word "Velociraptor" in your journal , website or blog, and help bring the popular image of V. (and by extension prehistoric animals) more into line with the science.

Here's a nice page at Scott Hartman's SkeletalDrawing.com that I plan to link to a few times: www.skeletaldrawing.com/veloci…

Today, Velociraptor, tomorrow, the (palaeo)world!

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Gnomosapien Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2008
And here was me thinking that dinosaurs weren't real at all, but things put there by the devil to test our faith.
I've got to stay up to date with all these new developments.
:shrug:
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jconway Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2008
Well, if that's the case - the Devil does better work than God. I'm going to be on his team! GoooooooooOOOOOO DINOSAUR DEVIL!!!
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ScottHartman Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2008  Professional Digital Artist
I am also fond of your proposal...

Thanks!
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Sphenacodon Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2008
Great idea! Of course, Jurassic Park is to blame for this mess.
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Piatnitskysaurus Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2008
blame jurassic park for this horrendous state of un-feathered-ness
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guilmon182 Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2008  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I'm so sick of seeing craptors when I look up raptors! Glad to see someone is doing something about it!
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RaptorArts Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2008  Professional Artisan Crafter
Dito :)
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lennan Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2008
The accurate version of velociraptor looks ten times cooler then all the others. XD
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ARTVARO Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2008  Professional Digital Artist
im right with you man !
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