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Quotation Mix-up: Newt and the Trilobite-Centric Worldview

Trilobite!: Eyewitness to Evolution
by Richard Fortey

Newt sez:
 ”I highly recommend it.”

Richard Fortey urges us toward a trilobite-centric worldview:

"The fever of discovery was upon me…. I found a trilobite…the textbook came alive…this was my first discovery of the animals that would change my life." 

 
"I knew, by some principle which I could not articulate, that the wider end was the head of the animal. And of course upon the head there were the eyes. Despite the unfamiliar conformation of the fossil I knew that eyes must always belong on heads. So despite the exoticism of the fossil there was already a common bond between me and the trilobite - we both had our heads screwed on the right way."

"I want to invest the trilobite with all the glamour of the dinosaur and twice its endurance. I want you to see the world through the eyes of trilobites, to help you make a journey back through hundreds of millions of years…this will be an unabashedly trilobite-centric view of the world" [bold and italics added]

this will be an unabashedly trilobite-centric view of the world
this will be an unabashedly trilobite-centric view of the world
this will be an unabashedly trilobite-centric view of the world

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