Avoiding Pitfalls in Paleontology: A Couple Case Studies

In 2015, astrophysicist and science commentary go-to guy Neil Degrasse Tyson, flubbing an answer on a quiz show, quipped: “I love being wrong because that means…I learned something new that day.” That’s my favorite of Tyson’s many memorable lines, and it’s one that I wish I heard other researchers express more often. Science at its best is about constant refinement and being willing to learn new things — even when the new evidence or hypotheses contradict what some researchers, out of e
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