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Re: Paleontology and Dinosaurology 101: What layperson MUST to know about?
Thanks to everybody, especially to Dr. Holtz, for contributing to the thread.
(Once Richard Feynman said: "If, in some cataclysm, all of scientific
knowledge were to be destroyed, and only one sentence passed on to the
next generation of creatures, what statement would contain the most
information in the fewest words? I believe it is the atomic hypothesis
that: 'All things are made of atoms-little particles that that move
around in perpetual motion, attracting each other when they are a
little distance apart, but repelling upon being squeezed into one
another'. In that one sentence, you will see, there is an enormous
amount of information about the world, if just a little imagination
and thinking are applied." Of course not much was known about dark
matter and dark energy by that time of Feynman Lectures - although for
Earth-bound creatures maybe DM and DE would be of not much concern.)