Dinosaurs, gravity, and baseball players

Part of a conversation between professional baseball player Jose Canseco, paleontology writer Brian Switek, and me (a physics writer).


  1. I applaud Mr. Canseco for being willing to change his mind! That's one of the biggest barriers we all have to accepting new ideas. Also, I think Cansecosaurus has merit as a dinosaur genus.
  2. I can't find the tweet in the streams that began this particular conversation, but at some point Brian pointed him to my post, and this is where I joined the discussion.
  3. After this very nice conversation, I proposed an idea, which Canseco liked.
  4. After such a crazy night, I had to ask the obvious question the following morning.