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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
Mike Keesey
The Dinosauricon: http://dino.lm.com
Parry & Carney: http://parryandcarney.com