Earlier this week we reported on former Oakland slugger Jose Canseco's ruminations on the evolution of gravity and earth scientists' ruminations on the evolution of Canseco.
The former outfielder -- who demonstrated gravity Newton-style when a fly ball dropped onto his head -- tweeted on Monday: "My theory is the core of the planet shifted when single continent formed to keep us in a balanced spin". Thusly, "The land was farther away from the core and had much less gravity so bigness could develop and dominate".
As such, the Mezozoic era featured hulking dinosaurs and the present features Canseco. Scientists we spoke with were nonplussed. But it does go to show that only bizarre things can come via baseball players talking about dinosaurs.
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While Canseco believes a thicker planetary crust led to weaker gravity, allowing dinosaurs to benefit ("bigness could develop and dominate"), former Major Leaguer Carl Everett simply doesn't believe dinosaurs existed.
Per Sports Illustrated in 2000:
"God created the sun, the stars, the heavens and the earth, and then made Adam and Eve," Everett said last Friday, before the Red Sox lost two of three in Atlanta. "The Bible never says anything about dinosaurs. You can't say there were dinosaurs when you never saw them. Someone actually saw Adam and Eve. No one ever saw a Tyrannosaurus rex."
What about dinosaur bones?
"Made by man," he says.
Everett has trouble, too, with the idea of man actually walking on the moon. After first rejecting the notion, he concedes, "Yeah, that could have happened. It's possible. That is something you could prove. You can't prove dinosaurs ever existed. I feel it's far-fetched."