Filler post, and the thoughts of palaeontologists again

Apologies for the lack of detailed posts in the last couple of days, but starting tomorrow expect a big flurry with some exciting new research and guest posts coming.

I was just idly wondering how much the phrase “some palaeontologists think” gets used (online at least) and as ever, Google is your friend. The number is a surprisingly small 480, but switch to the US spelling and it’s a quite massive 23 000 for “some paleontologists think”. The rather worse “some palaeontologists believe” racks up 11 000 for the UK spelling, and some 37 000 with ‘paleontologists.

Getting more general, “some scientists think” has a staggering 2 500 000 hits and “some scientists believe” 1 300 000.

Eeek.


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