Jeremy Bingham – Your Moral Panic Over Triceratops is Wrong

There was a lot of wailing and tooth gnashing recently about how Triceratops wasn’t real, because it was just a younger form of Torosaurus. You can all rest easy; there are rules to naming dinosaurs, and scientists have to follow them. You may be laying awake at night worrying about your favorite dinosaur being taken away, but they didn’t rename that dinosaur from your youth just to be mean. If you know how paleontologists name dinosaurs, you’ll finally be able to rest easy.

About Jeremy

When he’s not wresting around with telescopes or spreading the word about dinosaurs, Jeremy Bingham does the behind the scenes tech stuff at Daily Kos.

See also: Frank Catalano’s talk: How Science is destroying my childhood.

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