Patrick Barkham writing in the Guardian has a nice story on the schale pit in Germany where the much hyped Ida was found; above all it emphasizes the wide range of important fossils found there.
If your philosophy of [scientific] history claims that the sequence should have been A→B→C, and it is C→A→B, then your philosophy of history is wrong. You have to take the data of history seriously.
John S. Wilkins 30th August 2009
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