My subject this evening will be dinosaurs. People much smarter than I am, have spent their entire lives studying dinosaurs and prehistoric life in general. These paleontologists have dug up bones and reconstructed more dinosaurs than I can name, even if all of the last round of teen Jeopardy contestants fed me the answers. Now, even though these scientists are the best of the best, they do sometimes get it wrong. (Hopefully SOMEONE got the Men in Black reference) Matter of fact, I remember when the story broke that there was never a brontosaurus. They got that one wrong. OOPS. Turns out there was the giant Bone Wars that led some really smart people to act really, really stupid. Seriously stupid actually.
Anyway, this leads me to the question I've been pondering all night: how do the paleontologists and really smart people know that dinosaurs roared? I mean, no one actually heard them, right? What if, instead of a deep powerful roar, they meowed instead?
Welcome to the scary world of my thought process.