by Jonathan Whitcomb
Living Pterosaurs newsletter 001
March 20, 2007
To living-pterosaur investigators
and to those interested:
After several years experience posting
to cryptozoology.com, I've come to a
1) The managers of the site have been
helpful in putting up a page on the
ropen; also, books on living dinosaurs
and pterosaurs have been listed on the
front page of the site. The problem
is not with management.
2) On occasion, someone will inquire
about living-pterosaur investigations.
I answer questions as best I can. These
kind of postings, however, are the exception
on cryptozoology.com. Still, I look for such
open-minded inquiries, on occasion.
3) The skeptics are numerous and generally both
sarcastic and evasive to evidential issues.
They prefer casting doubt on the honesty,
intelligence, or motivations of the living-
pterosaur investigators; they do not offer
any sound reason for ancient extinctions, yet
they insist on immediate clear images of the
creatures that both eyewitnesses and visual
images show are real.
4) Comments which are both sarcastic and insulting
should be ignored, in my opinion. Why? Intelligent
readers usually recognize the weakness of the
skeptics approach, so they are free to look into
other web sites: pages that are devoted to evidence.
In addition, the skeptics themselves are not likely
to make any changes in their own thinking while they
are trying to think of the next sarcastic remark.
5) I feel strongly that anyone who has any inclination
to write about the evidence for living pterosaurs is
a person who should write about it. I encourage it.
One teenager (Phillip O'Donnell) has written a book
on living dinosaurs and pterosaurs. After I have
spent about 1700 hours writing the first and second
editions of my own book, however, I do not recommend
that everybody should write a book. Write a web page.
Link to web pages about living pterosaurs. Let others
know about your web page. Let them link to yours.
I'll continue writing and revising web pages. I'll continue
trying to get attention to this wonderful news: Pterosaurs
are alive and well. Wonders! Truth is better than fiction.
I'm delighted to be involved in these investigations.