Do you ever think about how strange it would be if this T-Rex could have known where his bones would end up roughly sixty-five to eighty-five million years after his death? It would resemble the strangest fever dream and if he ever told his reptile friends, they’d think he was totally nuts (you’ve had too much bad steggo meat, man).
I had a really interesting time visiting the Museum of Natural History in NYC. This guy and a brontosaurus (I think) are the iconic guardians of the entrance.
Anything can happen (such as the meteor that wiped these guys out) and after we’re gone all that’s left of us other than physical detritus is the narratives we’ve left behind, or the narratives that those left behind create for us. History is all tall tales, white lies and best guesses. Anyone who’s looking for some hard, definitive answers should put down the history textbook and maybe make their way into the physics section instead. Here’s a really interesting TED Talk about baby dinosaurs, where Jack Horner talks about how scientific ego got in the way of actual science, when it came to paleontological finds in the early days of unearthing dinosaurs.
Wherever you are, I hope you’re working on your story – make it a good one!
Also, Moral Disorder is a great book and I would recommend it. If you like Alice Munro’s stories about family, you’ll probably also enjoy this.