Thursday, February 11, 2010

Dinosaur tracks in China

Everyone else is pointing this out, so why not me too? There's a report from the BBC on a fossil find in China: 3000 dinosaur footprints in a 0.64 acre plot. That's one footprint about every 9 square feet, or one every square meter. That's a lot of footprints. Better still: they're all facing the same direction. "Experts" tell the BBC that the footprints "could represent a migration or a panicked attempt to escape predators." Or as Paul Garner said, "other possibilities might suggest themselves from a flood geology perspective." I never tire of the English gift for understatement.