Thursday, March 19, 2009

Artwork of the Day #7!!


Joe Tucciarone's rendition of the classic battle of Triceratops horridus and a pack of Tyrannosaurus rex. The battle is similar to Charles R. Knight's painting, but unlike, Knight's painting this one's slightly more accurate (or much?) than that. This painting looks slightly more realistic and accurate. Incorporating modern research, this painting shows Tyrannosaurus rex as social animals and in the correct posture. The Triceratops has been isolated from it's herd and is facing impending doom from the asteroids burning in the horizon marking the end of the Cretaceous period. This is another example of the "K-T Extinction" event (K is used for the Cretaceous so as not to be confused with the Cambrian and Carboniferous periods.)

Wednesday, March 11, 2009

Just For Laughs...Or Maybe A Smile

As soon as I found this on the web, I knew I had to post it! Obviously this is a cartoon of Darwin, and it's poking fun at Natural Selection, but that isn't the funniest part. The funny part is that this conjecture was made by someone who really doesn't even understand Natural Selection. Before you (those of you who disagree with my posting this) decide to kill me, think about it. Why criticize (especially in science) something that you don't even understand the basics...or hte definition for that matter? (There will be a post soon on this, hopefully.) The chances are that the cartoonist started poking fun at Darwin without truly understanding the theory. I'm not just looking at Creationists. Darwinians, too, who try to defend him and Natural Selection (I would have said "theory," but there's enough evidence to say fact, but I'm not sure what to say.), yet they don't even know what Natural Selection is!! That's the funny part!!
Copyright: "Zuvel," I think. http://www.cartoonstock.com/

Monday, March 9, 2009

Celebrations Abound!!

Well....I'm back!! I know it's been awhile but, homework REALLY doesn't help, lol. I just thought I owed y'all a post since I really haven't been blogging in awhile. Anywho, I'm back and have come across a BIG surprise today alone! There have been at least TWO fellow bloggers, Craig and Glendon Mellow, in particular, who have had celebrations this past weekend. I'm one of them! I have officially turned 17 today and I'm glad! It means in exactly 365 days, I will reach adulthood!! Happy Birthday to me!!

Anyway, for those two, I thought I'd say a few special words:

Craig Dylke: Happy Birthday!! I'm glad to have met someone like you over the internet or, more specifically, the Paleo Blogosphere. You're work for Prehistoric Insanity is AMAZING!! You are kind, funny, and SMART!! I guess you fit your self-proclamation as a "Paleo-Expert!" Enjoy your year!! Great Person!!

And..for the Flying Trilobite: Happy Triloversary, dude!! You deserve it!! I want to say thanks for the nice conversations we've had and the fun artwork. I consider you a valuable friend, thank you.


If there are any anniversaries or birthdays on the blogosphere besides these two, then shoot me an e-mail at raptor.lewis@gmail.com.

Sunday, March 1, 2009

Artwork of the Day #6!!


The "Legendary" Charles R. Knight's famous painting of a battle between Tyrannosaurus rex and a Triceratops horridus ("Old-School" reptilian pose.)

An Update On My Life

I know I haven't posted in awhile but, being in nearly all advanced classes is killing me along with my other commitments. What commitments? Well, my birthday's coming up in eight days (March 9th, 1992), which means I need to plan the party and the dates. I'm going to be 17 the week after tomorrow. I'm excited but, stressed. Then, I started a drawing for Art Evolved, which happens to launch TODAY!! (Now go check it out!) Sadly, I'm not on there because, well, mine isn't finished. I've been working on it for a week now (when I can) and it's coming along great! The dinosaur (a Styracosaurus) is finished but the landscape isn't. So, expect that in a few days. I know this post is short but, I've got some work to do and don't have much time to relax. Another thing, Fossil Fact #8 is Coming Soon!