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Tuesday, September 7, 2010

Paleontology -Zoo Class

This week our class focused on Paleontology.
We got to view a replica fossil of a Deinonychus.

We learned about the people that first began looking for fossils. This
is a picture of one of the fossils that was found. The dinosaurs died just like this
in a fighting position.

This is a replica of a Trex tooth.

We got to pet an iguana.
He discussed why Scientists have a theory that dinosaurs and birds could be related.
I really need to add that the instructor did a great job keeping things in perspective especially for those that might hold creationist views. He did not elude to evolution etc. He kept repeating the fact that we really don't know many things. (There are theories, but they are just theories.) You have to appreciate that.