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    Always totally amazed at how much information can be culled from a fossil. You'd think there'd be a limit to what can be gained, but researchers just keep digging (pun intended). Here's the latest: https://www.sciencedaily.com/release...1217125908.htm


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    Thanks for posting that link. I saw something about this in my newsfeed on FB but it refreshed before I could click on it and then I forgot about it.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Falconer360 View Post
    Thanks for posting that link. I saw something about this in my newsfeed on FB but it refreshed before I could click on it and then I forgot about it.
    My pleasure. I remember when I was in grade school we had this book with artist depictions of dinosaurs. They formed an image of dinosaurs in my mind that I carried for a long time. I know they're wrong. Yet, this is how science affects us as it inches closer to the truth.
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    And I thought that only small mammals existed alongside bigger dinos.

    https://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart...urs-180970886/
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    Quote Originally Posted by ox View Post
    And I thought that only small mammals existed alongside bigger dinos.

    https://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart...urs-180970886/
    Just goes to show how few fossils there are compared to the number of organisms that have lived & died on the planet.
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    Quote Originally Posted by zinjanthropos View Post
    Just goes to show how few fossils there are compared to the number of organisms that have lived & died on the planet.
    Exactly. With the fossil record, we are only getting a small slice of the picture.
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