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Re: The (long) future of paleontology
It's too bad that psychics and mystics are so horrible at predicting
stuff. We could put them to a productive use looking for buried dino
skeletons. Watching Sylvia Browne stagger around delirious in a quarry
under a blazing sun would be quite entertaining.
On Sat, 14 Jan 2006 10:34:07 +1100 Dann Pigdon <email@example.com>
> Cliff Green wrote:
> > I don't know about the rest of the world, but here in Utah,
> the amount
> > of unretrieved fossil material is staggering. I can't even begin
> to estimate
> > how many decades or centuries it would take to dig up and discribe
> all of
> > the quarrys just here in Eastern Utah.
> That's assuming of course that digging will still be required in
> future. Subsurface remote sensing techniques may well become
> and precise enough to never have to get your hands dirty (or
> ever again.
> Of course, such technology won't be perfected to this degree for a
> (despite the opening sequences of Jurassic Park, which seemed to
> some sort of sonic device rather than the 'ground penetrating
> mentioned in the dialogue).
> Dann Pigdon
> GIS / Archaeologist http://heretichides.soffiles.com
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