Friday, March 13, 2015
Fooot* (for Foot*)
One of the researchers involved in studying the footprints, Dr. Paolo Mietto, said that “Finding the footprints was a shocking experience - an astounding experience” (according to an article from the BBC). Imagine being involved in a finding of this enormity – my imagination can’t even grasp it.
Whenever I’ve been asked when I’d time travel to (a question that comes up fairly often over beer at the campus pub) I’ve been fairly flippant and said “To see the original lineup of Pink Floyd” or something similar. But in reality, I’d love to meet our bipedal ancestors. How did they think? Would we be able to communicate in some way? Would we recognize each other as relatives? I imagine it would be completely fascinating.
The error Fooot* appears 122 times in Worldcat.
(Generic footprint image courtesy of Wikimedia Commons. For a picture of the actual footprints, see BBC news.)