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The Place of Dinosaurs in the History of Life

  • Dale A. Russell (a1)

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If one were to ask a group of paleontologists “How do dinosaurs fit into the history of life on Earth?” the answers would all be different. The question is so big that it surpasses the vision of a single person, and the answers would be as diverse as those of the blind men describing an elephant from its parts. The answer which follows is also from someone who cannot see the whole “elephant.” It is so simple that it is surely grossly inadequate, like lamely describing the hypnotically beautiful appearance of the Earth from space as spherical.

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The Place of Dinosaurs in the History of Life

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