Tuesday, July 7, 2015

Fact of the Day: Science Friends

Richard Owen coined the term dinosaur, and was legendary for his ability to interpret fossils, however he made little friends among his peers in science. Many in his time called him things like malicious, dishonest, odious, and hateful. Charles Darwin once said of him "spiteful, extremely malignant, clever; the Londoners say he is mad with envy because my book is so talked about".

13 comments:

  1. Agree with the comment above...he did look a bit sinister, eh? :D But he did coin the term dinosaur, so it's ok....

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  2. Malicious, dishonest, odious, and hateful... Just like that huh?

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  3. Guess they were not nice people to say those awful things.

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  4. Academic jealousy and rivalry are not new.

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  5. He kinda looks like an old fossil.

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