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Othniel Charles Marsh and Edward Drinker Cope, former friends turned competing paleontologists, began scouring the American West for prehistoric fossil deposits in the hopes of...
At first, the relationship between Edward Drinker Cope and Othniel Charles Marsh was amicable. They met in Berlin in 1864 and spent several days together. They even named species after each other. Over time their relations soured, due in part to their strong personalities.
Aug 27, 2021 · The “Bone Wars” between Edward Drinker Cope and Othniel Charles Marsh was bitter, and perhaps quite unnecessary, especially when compared to today’s age of cooperative learning and research. However, if not for the rivalry between the two, the field of paleontology would have been set back decades, and some of the world’s most famous ...
The “Bone Wars” between paleontologists Edward Drinker Cope and Othniel Charles Marsh was a dramatic, well-documented, and decades-long tiff between two leaders in their field. “Tiff” may actually be putting it too lightly, as the two men who made major discoveries and gigantic strides in paleontology set out to outdo and ultimately ...
A personal feud between Cope and paleontologist Othniel Charles Marsh led to a period of intense fossil-finding competition now known as the Bone Wars. Cope's financial fortunes soured after failed mining ventures in the 1880s, forcing him to sell off much of his fossil collection.
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