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Wednesday, January 12, 2005

Gary Larson was right!

Contrary to whatever the name of this blog might imply, my favorite Far Side cartoon of all time is one which depicts three dinosaurs pointing and laughing at a furry rodent-type early mammal. In the background we see the signs of the impending "nuclear winter" that supposedly killed off the dinosaurs but not the contemporaneous mammals.

This article demonstrates that the mammals evidently had their revenge. The skeleton of a dinosaur was found in the belly of an early mammal (remember dinosaurs came in all shapes and sizes).

Cool. I love when unique fossils come up.

Given recent discussions around the b'sphere about evolution/creation/ID, if you're interested in what I think of that, go here.


At Thursday, January 13, 2005 7:24:00 AM, Blogger Paul Burgess said...

Okay, this is a slight tangent— Gary Larson rather than fossils— but my favorite Far Side is the one where a hunter is glancing over at this deer, and the deer is disguised as a hunter in dark sunglasses and a hunter's outfit, and the deer is going, "Howdy! Any luck? The vacuum bag is hot today! Any luck? Howdy!"

Caption: "When animal mimicry goes awry."


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