Tuesday, December 08, 2009

Erstwhile Sentient Being

Going to a program at Park headquarters this evening. They have natural history programs once a month in the winter. This one is about a sea star fossil that was found this summer in the cliffs north of Kalaloch. I completely love the idea of an entire presentation on the subject of one small former sentient being who died and turned to stone a bunch of million years ago. And then had the good fortune to be preserved in the geological record, so it could live again in science.

Story here. Odds are I won't learn much more than the story tells. But maybe there will be more pictures.

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