Jurassic World and Science in the Cinema

This post is pretty much just an appeal. With a colleague of mine in the Queen Mary psychology department I’ve designed a survey about attitudes to science in sci-fi and other fiction films. The survey takes about 5 mins to complete and as an incentive there’s Amazon vouchers to be won (you can also complete the survey anonymously, though naturally then, you don’t get to be in the draw).

Please do go HERE and fill it in, and also please do share this as widely as possible and ping it to people who have seen the film. Obviously promoting it around I’m hitting lots of dino-fans and palaeo people and while there’s nothing wrong with that, I’m keen to reach a) more people generally, and b) more ‘non-experts’ / ‘general public’, so passing this on to friends, family, colleagues etc. is a huge deal for me.

Thanks a bunch!



4 Responses to “Jurassic World and Science in the Cinema”

  1. 1 Clarissa 16/06/2015 at 11:07 am

    Reblogged this on Inkor Pank and commented:
    An interesting survey, even for non-scientists.

  2. 2 Chase 17/06/2015 at 1:49 am

    I’ll be sure to feature this post on my blog. 😃

    By the way, would you know if the University of London has any Hadrosaurus foulkii or any other hadrosaur remains from the East coast in its collection, and, if the university does have these specimens, where I could find more information on them? If so, that would help me out a ton!

    • 3 David Hone 21/06/2015 at 2:48 pm

      Hi, thanks for sharing the survey.

      The ‘University of London’ is a bit odd as it is essentially a title that encompasses a bunch of otherwise entirely independent universities, so there’s not really any one ‘collection’ or anything like that. Either way we don’t have anything at QM and I’m not aware of any material at UCL (the other main uni that has some dinosaur expertise in it), so I’m afraid I can’t really help.

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