Share

WIKIPEDIA ARTICLE

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search
Dale Russell
Born (1937-12-27) December 27, 1937 (age 80)
San Francisco, California
Nationality American
Citizenship United States and Canada
Occupation Professor
Employer North Carolina State University

Dale Alan Russell (born 27 December 1937) is an American-Canadian geologist and palaeontologist. He is currently Research Professor at the Department of Marine Earth and Atmospheric Sciences (MEAS) at North Carolina State University. Dinosaurs he has described include Daspletosaurus, and he was amongst the first paleontologists to consider an extraterrestrial cause (supernova, comet, asteroid) for the extinction of the dinosaurs.[1]

In 1982, Russell created the "dinosauroid" thought experiment, which speculated an evolutionary path for Troodon if it had not gone extinct in the Cretaceous–Paleogene extinction event 65 million years ago, and had instead evolved into an intelligent being. Russell commissioned a model of his dinosauroid by artist Ron Sequin, and the concept became popular. Various later anthropologists have continued Russell's speculations about intelligent Troodon-like dinosaurs, though they often find his original idea too anthropomorphic.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Russell, Dale & Tucker, Wallace (19 February 1971). "Supernovae and the Extinction of the Dinosaurs." Nature 229:553-554.
  2. ^ Jeff Hecht (9 July 2007). "Smartasaurus". Cosmos Magazine. Retrieved 1 June 2017.

External links[edit]

Disclaimer

None of the audio/visual content is hosted on this site. All media is embedded from other sites such as GoogleVideo, Wikipedia, YouTube etc. Therefore, this site has no control over the copyright issues of the streaming media.

All issues concerning copyright violations should be aimed at the sites hosting the material. This site does not host any of the streaming media and the owner has not uploaded any of the material to the video hosting servers. Anyone can find the same content on Google Video or YouTube by themselves.

The owner of this site cannot know which documentaries are in public domain, which has been uploaded to e.g. YouTube by the owner and which has been uploaded without permission. The copyright owner must contact the source if he wants his material off the Internet completely.

Powered by YouTube
Wikipedia content is licensed under the GFDL and (CC) license