|Hello and welcome to my blog(s). As a BA of history (with a minor in earth system sciences) this blog will primarily focus on topics of science-history and history of knowledge, mainly the history of paleontology and related subjects like evolutionary biology and astrobiology. We will therefore not discuss the validity of taxa, anatomy or reconstructions here (although I still may talk about these things, but when I do please keep in mind that I am just giving my non-expert opinion that should not be cited), but will instead examine how humans, be they scientists, painters, filmmakers or even videogame developers, have imagined the prehistoric world over the centuries. The name of this blog is in reference to that, as Manospondylus gigas is an old name for Tyrannosaurus rex remains that fell into obscurity until it became a historic relic. The backstory behind the header- and background-images (made by Heinrich Harder and John C. McLoughlin respectively) are in similar vein.