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Old June 1 2010, 10:24 AM   #185
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Re: 5x09 Cold Blood (Grading/Discussion) SPOILERS!!!

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[Dodgey science pisses me off too. As previously stated, the moniker 'Homo Reptilis' or ;Homo Reptilia' makes zero taxanomic sense. Basically, it seems an awful lot like the writer wanted a cool-sounding latin name for the Silurians. Unfortunately, he didn't take the time to actually look at how proper latin names are derived, or didn't care.
Was homo reptilia a term of Chibnall's coinage? I thought it was from the old series. I agree with you as to why it's pretty bad, though. But it doesn't bother me too much because it's only as inaccurate as Silurian or Eocene, which are from the old series.
Complaints about the Latin name for a humanoid lizard race kind of fall off the junk science meter when they've done an episode with a space whale. I think we can accept that the science and hence acceptably the nomenclature of the DW universe is somewhat different to ours
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