April 4, 2022
It may seem strange to say, but paleontology is a relatively young science. People since ancient times found fossils and recognized them as something special, but it took centuries before humans recognized what fossils really are and how very old they were. Tonight on Inquiry we talk with DAVID BAINBRIDGE. He is a comparative anatomist in the Department of Physiology, Development, and Neuroscience at the University of Cambridge and a fellow of St Catharine’s College. His new book is a beautiful and entertaining history of the science: PALEONTOLOGY: AN ILLUSTRATED HISTORY.