In the not-too-distant future, scientists expect that technological breakthroughs—and availability of genetic data from specimens of extinct species—will provide ways to revive vanished species.
Museum Curator Ross MacPhee discusses the science and ethical considerations of “de-extinction” in this video: http://bit.ly/13449Tt
Okay so in color theory, we had this assignment to paint thirteen panels each with a different color harmony. This sounded tedious (spoiler: yes it was); so in order to combat that, I decided that I would paint dinosaurs and other prehistoric animals.
Then I discovered we needed something for the backs of the panels. ‘Well,’ I said to my self, the wondering sparkle of ambition and naivete in my eye. ‘I’ll do skeletals for the backs and get bonus points!’
And then I had a presentation. And another presentation. And two twelve-page papers come due. And the rough draft for my thesis. Somehow, I forgot about the skeletals.
And then the panels were due on Monday.
Moral of the story: doing fourteen skeletals in two days is not a fun game, don’t try to play it. What is sleep? I don’t think I remember.
Anyway, enjoy some of the ones that I don’t actually hate. They are mostly coelurosaurs wow gee no one is surprised. (Also, surprise gorgonopsid!)
Okay, gang. Here is my baby. One of the loves of my life. I tried doing a back flip when I won this, but alas, I failed lol. Still, I got the crystal and ugh ahh man! It is one of my favorite pieces (In the top three for sure)!
Cerussite and Barite (on led). From, Khenifra Province, Morocco.