As a rabid marine paleoecologist by spirit and a non-applied scientist by training, I have pursued obscure truths about dead things from a dusty past for over a decade now. And, I have found paleoecology everything I hoped for, and more. It is a discipline that is intellectually challenging, offers intriguing historical questions, and, above all, has a certain methodological, shall we say, flexibility that makes it a true art among sciences. We walk a thin line between what is creative but still scientifically acceptable and what is speculative and of dubious value. After all, we hope to understand the...

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