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Re: The (long) future of paleontology



On 1/12/06, W. F. Zimmerman, wfzimmerman.com <wfz@wfzimmerman.com> wrote:
> The conversation prompted me to wonder: what is the (long) future for
> paleontology?   In some ways, it's a zero-sum game with an achievable end
> point.  After all, all the fossils that ever will be discovered already
> exist.

My gut feeling is that it would take so long to find and extract all
the existing fossils that, by the time we do it, there WILL be new
fossils.
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Mike Keesey
The Dinosauricon: http://dino.lm.com
Parry & Carney: http://parryandcarney.com