When my sons were young, we loved to read dinosaur books. They turned the pages pointing at the scary tyrannosaurs rex attacking a hapless three-horned triceratops or a silly looking long necked brontosaurus eating the leaves off a tall tree.
Wide-eyed, they asked the obvious question, "Are dinosaurs real?"
Those oddly shaped monsters didn't look like the lions, tigers, elephants and zebras we saw at the zoo.
Without the fossil record, nobody would believe dinosaurs ever existed.
Recently I was offered a tour of dinosaur sites in Uta…