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ERIC Number: EJ813422
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008-Oct
Pages: 7
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 9
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-0887-2376
The Great Dinosaur Feud: Science against All Odds
Clary, Renee; Wandersee, James; Carpinelli, Amy
Science Scope, v32 n2 p34-40 Oct 2008
In the 19th century, the race to uncover dinosaur fossils and name new dinosaur species inspired two rival scientists, Edward Drinker Cope and Othniel Charles Marsh, to behave in ways that were the antithesis of scientific methods. Subterfuge, theft, and espionage were the ingredients of the Great Dinosaur Feud. Because students often enjoy controversy, as evidenced by popular television programs today, the authors use the controversy of the dinosaur feud to illustrate the human side of science, and the triumph of science in spite of inappropriate competition. (Contains 3 figures.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Middle Schools
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A