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05-14-2010, 12:20 AM
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Originally Posted by The Inebriator View Post
If you were, I would hope you would let us all know. But then Kaktus might make fun of you about that in some way and get raged.

I'm taking a Dinosaur class and my professor was on the History Channel talking about dinosaurs. That was pretty cool, but yeah even as a casual viewer a lot of things seem glossed over or with a slight spin there.
It's nothing to do with the contributors and what they say, it's just that the overall presentation ends up not doing a good job, IMO. Some are better than others, but I've seen a few of their things that were just brutal (particularly one on the Battle of Hastings). It's just the nature of that public consumption history, and having people that know history but don't know the history they're talking about involved. A lot of times you have someone that is quite brilliant on one subject just talking about something that is completely out of their range...

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