Dinosaurs Hit the Airwaves

By Carl Zimmer | March 28, 2005 4:02 pm

I’ll be a guest tonight at 7 PM EST on NPR’s talk show On Point, talking about the new wave of dinosaur science. Jack Horner will be on as well, delivering the dirt about his mind-blowing discovery of soft tissue from a T. rex. Should be interesting.

Update, 3/29/05 9:30 am: The show is now archived here. The links to the real player and windows media feeds are at the top of the page.

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Comments (6)

  1. Listening right now….cool! And it was discovered at my University!

  2. Aw, damn. I was at work when this aired, but I would definitely have tracked down a radio had I known (I don’t read blogs from work, so I missed your announcement). I started reading your blog about a month ago and have been quite intrigued. I saw the article in National Geographic on the t-rex soft tissue last week and was actually curious on your take, and now I’ve missed it! Will they have a copy of it on their web site, do you know? It’s not showing up on their site just yet.

  3. I’m sorry to say that I missed the talk, but this recent discovery is really fascinating. To obtain such a rare and valuable sample of soft tissue is, as Carl Zimmer pointed out, mind-blowing.

    About the only thing dampening this amazing discovery is that creationists are already using this as “a stunning rebuttal” against evolution and “millions of years”. I’m hoping someone can sort this matter out soon once the tissue has been properly analyzed.

  4. It’s online now- Tuesday, March 29 1:00am Toronto Time (3:00pm where I am- South Korea)

  5. Peter Henderson

    Answers in genesis have already an article on this discovery (which I heard on BBC news a couple of days ago) on their website by
    Dr. David Menton.It’s the usual nonsense ie this proves the Earth is only a few thousand years old etc.

  6. edmundo

    About the only thing dampening this amazing discovery is that creationists are already using this as “a stunning rebuttal” against evolution and “millions of years”. I’m hoping someone can sort this matter out soon once the tissue has been properly analyzed.

    The one fair comment in the rebuttal is that scientists should be open to the question of “might this seemingly conflicting find invalidate our accepted theory?”

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Carl Zimmer writes about science regularly for The New York Times and magazines such as DISCOVER, which also hosts his blog, The LoomHe is the author of 12 books, the most recent of which is Science Ink: Tattoos of the Science Obsessed.

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