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From an interview with a mild-mannered maniac

In Excerpts on February 24, 2011 at 8:00 am

“The idea that Manhattan might someday be compressed into a giant fossil, and that it will be buried in marine rock somewhere, is absolutely spine-tingling. What would it be like to be the person who then discovers it? And is that archaeology or paleontology? It’s like those fossilized forests that have been found deep inside coal mines—but imagine now that you instead find the black, sprawling fossils of Shanghai or Moscow, embedded in rocks nearly a mile below the surface of the earth, 99 million years from now.”

Interview. Photo.

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