Catch Dr. Bob Bakker and David Temple in a new History Channel documentary this Thursday night

Mark your calendars and fluff your cushions — the paleontology team at HMNS is set to get some major coverage on the History Channel this Thursday, Oct. 11 thanks to a premiere documentary: How the Earth Made Man.

Wet Willi! New Dimetrodon Discovered by HMNS teamFrom the History Channel:

“It is mystery 4.5 billion years in the making: how has our planet transformed, and why? New clues are being discovered not in volcanoes or canyons, but inside each of us. From a case of hiccups to the sensation of deja vu to how we throw a football, quirks of the human body and mind all trace back to enormous transformations on Earth, millions and even billions of years in the past. Inside us are the keys to asteroid impacts, global mass extinctions, and shifting continents…ultimately revealing the epic story of Earth’s past — and our own.”

So how does HMNS factor into this immense and complex story? The crew followed paleontologists Dr. Bob Bakker and David Temple as they dug up a rare Dimetrodon specimen in the north Texas town of Seymour — and with it, clues to our shared past.

You can meet the Dimetrodon featured (called Willi) in person at our new Morian Hall of Paleontology in 2013.

What: How the Earth Made Man
When: Thursday, Oct. 11 at 9/8 p.m. Central
Where: The History Channel
Why: Because we’re on TV!

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