TEDTalks - Paul Sereno: What can fossils teach us?
About this talk: Strange landscapes, scorching heat and (sometimes) mad crocodiles await scientists seeking clues to evolution's genius. Paleontologist Paul Sereno talks about his surprising encounters with prehistory -- and a new way to help students join the adventure.
Time 21.46 minutes; Filmed February 2005; Posted on TED: January 2009
About Paul Sereno: Surely not the only science career based on a museum tour epiphany, Paul Sereno's is almost certainly the most triumphant. He's dug up dinosaurs on five continents -- and discovered the world's largest crocodile, the (extinct) 40 foot sarchosuchus.
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