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A Plesiosaur Primer

September 10, 2009
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Loren Coleman has a an absolutely fascinating discussion about the nature of the plesiosaur with Dr. Adam Stuart Smith of Dublin’s National Museum of Ireland.

Is it about science, cryptozology, or debunking Nessie?

Coleman wrote:

“…Most American cryptozoologists, from the beginning, and, indeed, most critical thinking cryptozoologists today reject The Plesiosaur Hypothesis. The mammalian focus and other schools of thought have won out long ago. We realize that these extinct marine reptiles are extinct, and to promote or use them as candidates for Loch Monsters is done mostly by “true believers” (on both sides of the aisle, whether they are pro- or anti-Nessites)….”

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