Quotation – January 29, 2013

In a manner which matches the fortuity, if not the consequence, of Archimedes’ bath and Newton’s apple, the (3.6 million year old) fossil footprints were eventually noticed one evening in September 1976 by the paleontologist Andrew Hill, who fell while avoiding a ball of elephant dung hurled at him by the ecologist David Western.

John Reader, ‘Missing Links: the Hunt for Earliest Man’

Carpe Diem

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