Paul Barrett: Dinosaurs, Mass Extinctions, Paleontology, Evolution, Past & Future of Life | #54
About the Guest: Paul Barrett, PhD a paleontologist at the Natural History Museum in London, UK. Paul has spent nearly 30 years as a paleontologist studying the evolution and biology of dinosaurs and other extinct reptiles. He has authored over 200 scientific papers, and his speciality is in non-avian dinosaurs.
Episode Summary: Nick Jikomes talked to Dr. Paul Barrett about all things dinosaurs, including what a dinosaur actually is; how and when dinosaurs first evolved, changed over time, and eventually went extinct; what we know about dinosaur behavior, morphology, and physiology; which dinosaurs had feathers and what colors they had; Tyrannosaurus rex and Velociraptor; the evolution of mammals; the movie Jurassic Park; and why understanding the life's past is important for understanding life in the present.