Today’s Google doodle celebrates paleobiology

February 6, 2013 • 5:02 am

Take a look at today’s Google doodle and guess what it’s celebrating?

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If you don’t know, the answer is here

More about the subject can be found here (I know Matthew disdains my use of Wikipedia entries but that is often the most comprehensive source of information!)

As the alert reader said who sent me this:

 Isn’t it nice that the internet is controlled by science-lovers? Imagine if search-engines had been developed by TV stations!

14 thoughts on “Today’s Google doodle celebrates paleobiology

    1. Oy vey! I didn’t notice that. Chalk it up to me just being awake and having no coffee. I’ve fixed it now.

      1. Chalk it up to me just being awake and having no coffee.

        See previous comment re: Dutch “coffee” shops … which do actually serve industrial-grade coffee, along with their more relaxing products.

  1. It’s very hard not to become quite fond of Google. The company has such wit and style plus all those very useful applications. And that informal motto “Don’t be evil”. What a lovely contrast to the likes of Microsoft.

    1. Sorry, but “Don’t be evil” has to be one of the dumbest corporate slogans of all time. Nobody (apart from comic-book supervillians) makes it their life’s goal to be evil. Even Hitler thought of himself as a heroic savior doing what had to be done to restore Germany to greatness. When people do evil, it’s generally because they believe they’re doing good.

      The reality is that Google is just as likely as any other large corporation to aggressively pursue their own interests, run roughshod over the competition, engage in patent wars, etc. because they have a legal obligation to their shareholders to do so. Here is a long list of complaints about Google’s ethical violations and other questionable practices.

      Remember, the Catholic Church has a “don’t be evil” policy too. Look how well that turned out.

    1. And I believe it is more accurate than most text books too. Certainly more up to date. The most likely thing to go wrong with Wikipedia is that it sometimes doesn’t have a proper article on what you want, just a stub.

  2. Clearly it’s celebrating the human foot prints in the Paluxy riverbed and the downfall of devil-ution “theory”.


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