Hunting for dinosaurs showed me our place in the universe | Kenneth Lacovara

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Hunting for dinosaurs showed me our place in the universe | Kenneth Lacovara

Wednesday, 17 June

What happens when you discover a dinosaur? Paleontologist Kenneth Lacovara details his unearthing of Dreadnoughtus -- a 77-million-year-old sauropod that was as tall as a two-story house and as heavy as a jumbo jet -- and considers how amazingly improbable it is that a tiny mammal living in the cracks of the dinosaur world could evolve into a sentient being capable of understanding these magnificent creatures. Join him in a celebration of the Earth's geological history and contemplate our place in deep time.
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