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Re: on being a paleontologist



I am not a paleontologist either. I don't find reading about long extinct animals depressing. I did recently read a book about bird species that have become extinct in the last few centuries. THAT depressed me. I guess it has to do with the fact that most were caused by my own species. Lynn

At 01:48 PM 4/10/2005 -0700, you wrote:
altho not a paleontologist, i find it fascinating.  in fact, i find it
much more depressing the animals we are currently driving into extinction
rather than the ones who were extinct before my time (perhaps the
tasmanian wolf is the closest i come to finding it depressing -- i've seen
the films of them and it's like seeing a living dinosaur).

IMHO!

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