Wednesday, October 28, 2015

The Future is Here!

Bruce Tiffney shares this cool Smithsonian video with us.   

It features Paleobotanist Kirk Johnson, director of the National Museum of Natural History & an old friend of Bruce’s.  Johnson has studied the effects of the dinosaur-killing asteroid and led expeditions that resulted in the discovery of more than 1,400 fossil sites on all continents. His work has been featured in NOVA documentaries, including “Ice Age Death Trap” and the upcoming “Making of North America”. Most recently, Johnson has overseen the acquisition of the Nation’s T. rex, a 66 million-year-old skeleton that will be the centerpiece of the Smithsonian’s new dinosaur hall that will open in 2019.  Bruce notes, “It is good in that he questions the use of commonly applied words like apocalypse and Armageddon, as he looks at global change.

Check it out!
The Future is Here: Science meets Science Fiction| Imagination, Inspiration and Invention (15:54) “My Four Apocalypses