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“Ptp” Pteranodon Photo

By the modern-pterosaur expert Jonathan Whitcomb Introduction Cliff Paiva and I do not proclaim that the animal seen in Ptp must have been a species of Pteranodon. We simply point out that similarities in the head suggest that it was … Continue reading

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Scientific Testing of Dinosaur Bones: Carbon-14 Methods

This is about radiometric carbon dating of dinosaur fossils, but we need an introduction, for it also relates to reports of extant pterosaurs. Nikola Tesla once said, “The scientists of today think deeply instead of clearly. One must be sane … Continue reading

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Sock Puppets and Jonathan Whitcomb

According to the paleontologist Donald Prothero and the biology professor P. Z. Myers, I Jonathan Whitcomb have used sock puppetry in online publications promoting the idea that modern pterosaurs are living. Each has written a post about me, with each post … Continue reading

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Pterosaurs, “No Evidence,” and Poop in the Freezer

Set aside what critics imagine about my motivations. One critic, a biology professor in Minnesota, insists there is “no evidence,” in my writings, for any living pterosaur. What does he mean? He will not be named here, for I’m responding to his blog post (“There are no living … Continue reading

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Pterosaurs and Woodpeckers in Cuba

Dale A. Drinnon used to attribute pterosaur sightings to Manta rays jumping out of the water. Perhaps he later came to realize that most sightings are not over water. More recently, he has thrown up woodpeckers, including extinct ones at … Continue reading

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Validity of Sightings at Night

A recent post on the “Live Pterosaur” blog was about the credibility of sightings at night. I will not quote much of that post here, but I would like to add more ammunition, more eyewitness sightings. Two Eyewitnesses See Two … Continue reading

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A Real Pterosaur in Pennsylvania

I refer to the blog post “Pennsylvania Pterosaur” What caught my attention to this sighting was the obvious rebuttal to the model-pterodactyl-misidentification suggestion that I occasionally read about. There is no mechanical model, of a pterosaur, that catches and eats … Continue reading

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Sighting in Cuba, 1971

Eskin Kuhn was a United States Marine at the Guantanamo Bay military base in Cuba, in 1971. One hot day, with clear visibility, he was taking a break when he saw an amazing sight. He described the experience in his … Continue reading

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