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Strange Science: The Rocky Road to Modern Paleontology and Biology

The road to true knowledge and scientific wisdom never did run smooth. As this site points out, "The knowledge we take for granted today was slow in coming, and along the way, scientists and scholars had some weird ideas." This delightful website provides curious illustrations and scientific renderings that look into the development of modern paleontology and biology. On the top of the homepage, visitors will find six sections, including Goof Gallery, Timeline, Biographies, Evolution, and References. The Goof Gallery is most entertaining, as it contains enthusiastically inaccurate illustrations, sculptures, and more of living and extinct organisms. The Sea Monsters area here is a pip, featuring drawings of elaborate creatures off the coast of Iceland and other corners of the Earth. Moving on, the Biographies area contains profiles of some of the people behind the "weird ideas," including Louis Agassiz, William Bartram, Pliny the Elder, and Francis Bacon.
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Date Issued 2012-12-12
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Date of Scout Publication 2012-12-14
Archived Scout Publication URL https://scout.wisc.edu/report/2012/1214
Date Of Record Release 2012-12-14 13:09:49
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