REASON 4 TO VISIT #ULTIMATEDINOS: THE CURRENT STATE OF PALAEONTOLOGY!
Museums are great and awesome, and beacons of science and education. But, also, sometimes, you know, well, they get old. Not old as in dusty (though that does happen), or old as in lame (because no matter what history is always special), but old as in what they hold isn’t accurate anymore.
- To be completely honest, it’s hard to develop a permanent gallery in a museum, and keep it up to date. The natural sciences, specifically, change so much, as our knowledge continues to develops. I will even go so far as to say, that maybe the only way to stay up to date in for museums to focus on rotating galleries instead of permanent ones. #but that’s for another time
- It’s interesting that in the end, museums don’t necessarily showcase history and science, but history and science as was interpreted when the gallery was created. #but that’s also something we can talk about that another time
#ultimatedinos also displays palaeontology as a rather deep science. Often palaeontology is viewed as “kid science” in that it only matters to kids. But really palaeontology tells us so much about all sorts of things:
- climate change
- the origins of life
- the environment
Palaeontology is not only a gateway “drug” into science, but so many different fields and ideas and I believe #ultimatedinos does a fabulous job showing this.
Have you visited? What’s your favourite part of #ultimatedinos?
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