that milk ad on youtube

Back to the dinosaur/caveman milk ad. (If you followed the link you may have found & watched a whole bunch of similar ads. All quite funny – I like the dino trying to wipe squashed caveman off its foot, in the one I linked to! – but all based on a (sadly) fairly common misconception about the history of life on Earth.

Yes, that’s right – the idea that humans & dinosaurs coexisted. Given that a substantial proportion  of US citizens apparently agree with the statement that the Earth is only 10,000 years old, this is indeed a fairly common misunderstanding.

But dinosaurs died out at the end of the Cretaceous, 65 million years ago. And our own species, Homo sapiens, is considerably less than half a million years old. I guess you could say I’m a grinch, & we all know it was just an ad. And yes, I laughed at it too. But it was a slightly sad laugh, nonetheless.

Oh well, it made good theatre…

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