Here are the clues:

Othniel Charles Marsh was Professor of Vertebrate Paleontology at Yale. Marsh's uncle George Peabody founded the Peabody Museum of Natural History. Marsh is also known for the so-called Bone Wars waged against Edward Drinker Cope of the Academy of Natural Sciences in Philadelphia. Marsh won the Bone Wars by finding 80 new species, while Cope found 56.

Both men publicly accused the other of being less than honorable. In their contest to collect more that the other, Cope and Marsh assembled the bones of their own discoveries. Their descriptions of new species, based on their reconstructions, led to confusion and misconceptions that lasted for decades after their deaths. Marsh is reported to have identified 10,000 dinosaurs from bone fragments in two weeks.


"A complete Triceratops skeleton has yet to be found" 

[Lambert, D. (1993)]

 Note the differing placement of eyes, brow horns, nose horns, and frills

Please wonder if the "brow ridges" are bone, antler, or horn. If bone, was it covered with skin?

The American Museum of Natural History commissioned Charles Robert Knight to paint a series of watercolors to bring the exhibit to life for the customers. Knight’s work is also found in the Carnegie Museum in Pittsburgh and the Peabody Museum of Natural History.


Leaping Laelaps by Charles R. Knight, 1897

Benjamin Waterhouse Hawkins was appointed by the Crystal Palace company to create 33 life-size models of dinosaurs for a London park.

He later designed and cast the world's first mounted dinosaur skeleton. This was an almost complete skeleton of hadrosaurus which was displayed at the Academy of Natural Sciences in Philadelphia. Attendance went from 30,000 a year to 100,000 visitors a year, forcing the museum to move to a larger location. This dinosaur still draws visitors at the Academy today, and is advertised on their web site.




The Philadelphia Hadrosaurus and the hip bone it was created around.

I'm not out to convince anyone of anything, I just don't believe in Dinosaurs. I think they were concepts that became a reality to fit the bill of museums that profited from the display. This isn't about fossils, I've found trilobites myself. This is about Triceratops, Brontosaurus, T-Rex, Stegosaurus, and the other animals that are taken from the original watercolors by Knight, and perfected by the statues of Hawkins.

The very same set of plastic dinosaurs we played with as kids

Charles Knight creates the Stegosaurus from clay.

And if you want a dinosaur of your own, just go here:

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I selected one example, The Triceratops, as it is an early find. There was the recent stir in the news about T-Rex and it's inability to see. Pick a dinosaur and study it a bit, you'll see that the same men are involved in finding, naming, and displaying it in history. I don't believe in dinosaurs, It has nothing to do with religion or science. It is all a case of marketing, kinda like the Vancouver Olympics... 

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Wow, this must be the single most ridiculous thing I've read on this site. And that is really saying something.

my mother-in-law is a ******* dinosaur. honest to god. she gets pissed when i start making casts of her footprints and stuff. Ive got my eye on her femur too.

Sure, I've read plenty on this subject. I had hoped that would be obvious. It took four days of reading just to gather the information I posted. In that time, I only gathered more information to cause me to disbelieve, and nothing to cause me to believe. That is my main point, I don't believe what these people are saying. To make that even clearer, I think they make it up. I get the impression that folks think I am the stupid one because i don't believe what i am told when a voice from afar said it was so. I'm reminded of Galileo's excommunication at this point. I don't disbelieve because of ignorance, I disbelieve because I can see the truth hidden in the lies that have been told. These creatures have never been found intact. They were created around small bits of bone. They were imagined, and the imagined creation was profitable to exhibit.

yes, a fossil is stone, but not all bone thought to be fossilized are actually completely fossilized. Have you not read about the marrow they found?

Contemplating the sarcastic possibilities of that sentence...

Thanks for clearing that up.

Well, a fossil, by definition, is stone, <br />
so there isn't going to be any marrow in a fossil.<br />
As for assembled skeletons, <br />
you can believe what you prefer, <br />
I will stick by my perspective.<br />
I don't believe in Dinosaurs any more than Unicorns... ;)

some of them did actually exist, some of them are made up for sure, we've already seen some frauds discouvered so we know there's more. But a few of those skeletons are fairly close to being assembled correctly. Anyway, in a few years this'll all be moot now that there's marrow being found in what was thought to be fossils like, at least once a year