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Update: Online E-Book: Tracking the Ancient Griffin, Modern Monsters and the “Extinct” Pterosaur Through Art, History and Science

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Jun 30 2009

Graphic: Uccello’s Saint George and Princess and the Dragon. Wikipedia

The first draft of this “e-book” was posted online with about 33 pages. The latest update has 40, so new material has been added. I sent the book around before publication so that the very worst and most obvious errors in logic and grammar were removed.

I think that the graphics and photos do look great in this format.

One piece that was added concerns two paintings by the Italian painter and mathematician, Paulo Uccello, from the period 1456 to 1470. These paintings, one in a very realistic style depict “dragons” with features common to pterosaurs–putting him several hundred years ahead of “science”.

It wasn’t until 1830 that the scientific consensus on pterosaurs was that they were not sea creatures.

Though not among his best known works, Uccello completed two works; “The Princess and the Dragon” and “Saint George and the Dragon” , in 1456 and 1470 respectively that clearly showed that he had somehow seen or had been well informed about the gross anatomy of pterosaurs.

In fact, it should have been impossible for connection not to have been made between his dragon-like pterosaurs and the modern bat-like pterosaurs—except for the cognitive dissonance set up by science claiming that pterosaurs became extinct 65 million years ago.

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