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6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Adler Study, Room 514
Speaking of Science: Digging Up the Definition of "Fossil" w/ Carl Mehling
Speaking of Science: Digging Up the Definition of "Fossil" w/ Carl Mehling
Monday, April 23, 2018 -
6:00pm to 8:00pm
Adler Study, Room 514

Speaker: Carl Mehling, Senior Museum Specialist, Division of Paleontology, American Museum of Natural History

People have a sense of what fossils are but defining the term “fossil” is remarkably tricky. We will attempt to pin it down, observe the inevitable pitfalls of the quest, and see if we can clarify the concept. And along the way we will observe the bewildering variety of fossils and dig into the philosophy of definitions.