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Four Arguments Against Living Fossils Answered

I scoured the beautiful, thick glossy pages with a skeptical eye.  Internally, questions and objections were popping up all over my mind as I fleshed out the ideas presented. The book was “Living Fossils”, by Dr. Carl Werner. … Read More

Exploring Living Fossils – Land Lovers – Part 3

The stillness of a summer evening was just beginning to set in.   But looking down on the wide grassy area, it buzzed with life.  In the summer, swarms of dragonflies loved this area that could be seen from… Read More

Exploring Living Fossils – Sea Life – Part 2

In those quiet moments just before dawn, the rhythmic sound of rolling waves cascading against the sandy beach was the only sound. The wet sand gradually began to glisten as the minutes passed and the first rays of… Read More

Exploring Living Fossils – Part 1

As I scanned the display of familiar Kansas fossils, taking lots of pictures for my personal research record, there was one oddly shaped fossil that didn’t quite seem to fit in with the others.  But, with the overwhelming… Read More

Flying Fossils

“Hurry!  Let’s catch one!” Declared my 5-year old friend, as she ran across the grass, wielding a plastic cup and lid.  Swarms of dragonflies were dancing overhead.  The girl leaped into the air, spinning and reaching her cup… Read More

Bone Mix

I could feel the bright sunlight beams gently warming my back as they slowly made their way around the nice shade.  Sitting up tall on the ground, I traded my chisel and hammer for a water bottle to… Read More

SeaSick-Saurus

“Wait -what?” The question echoed in my mind when I first glanced at the display back in one of the corners of the museum.  “Oh really? Now, That’s awfully interesting!”  I thought, my excitement rising and interest becoming… Read More

Making Mosasaurs

Sunlight gleamed off the dark, smooth surface of the object, revealing a depth of color that dramatically contrasted the light colored dirt it sat on.  It was a familiar, fascinating fossil . . . a mosasaur tooth.  Exploring… Read More

Purple Poppy Mallow

Captivated by the vibrant magenta color dotting the patchy grass, I gently plucked one of the roadside wildflowers by the Kansas state sign.  I had been admiring those colorful, cup-shaped flowers out the car window for at least… Read More

Twisted Tweaks

“Whoa – that’s a funky fossil”,  I remember thinking the first time I saw this twisted, snake-like fossil.  It looked like the creature had been frozen into stone while groping upward in an eerie, loose coil.   This type… Read More