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RE: If you had a time machine...

A number of years ago (late 1980's?) I polled a bunch of paleontologists -
all types - on this question, basically where they would go with a time
machine and got many of the expected answers including the Burgess Shale,
the K coastal plain in NA, etc. One surprising aspect was a non trivial
number of trilobite workers said they would go back and shoot Charles Resser
before he had a chance to destroy Cambrian trilobite systematics, perhaps
permanently. As someone who had worked on trilobites, I understood

Ralph Chapman

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From: owner-DINOSAUR@usc.edu [mailto:owner-DINOSAUR@usc.edu] On Behalf Of
David Krentz
Sent: Tuesday, September 29, 2009 1:14 PM
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Subject: If you had a time machine...

Hello All

   I'm working on a new documentary series that involves a whole bunch
of dinosaurs.  I thought it would be nice to give you all an
opportunity to let us know some of the things you wish you could see
in CGI driven dinosaur shows that you have not seen before.  We are  
well aware of
dino-doc fatigue, but we are trying to break the mold with this one.   
Heck, forget
the fact that its a show and tell me this...IF YOU COULD GO BACK IN TIME

What "greatest hit" moment from the Triassic to Late Cretaceous would  
dream of witnessing? And with what creatures doing what to whom?  I  
know under
your cynical science hats there is still a wide-eyed kid!

  Violent battles?  Peaceful vistas?  Lazing Dinosaurs? The life of a
mosquito? Predator and Prey ignoring each other for once? A gentle
rainstorm in an ancient forest? Burrowing dinosaurs? T-Rex's
violently copulating? Inside the egg of a Sauropod as the embryo stirs  
life? An endless plain of ferns?