When Myth becomes Science (and back again)


The Dragon
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Chinese Villagers Eat Dinosaur Bones

I love how the residents (the term villager feels heavy-handed to me) are always one step ahead of the researchers.

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  1. Ah ok, since we’ve been talking about etymology here: dinosaur is “monstrous lizard” whereas dragon is drákōn kind of serpent, prob. orig. epithet, the (sharp-)sighted one, akin to dérkesthai to look.

    Then again, these are Greek etymologies and I wonder what the Chinese etym.’s are.

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