Riley the Paleontologist

This made my ovaries hurt and my hope swell for the future of science.

Rebecca Watson

Rebecca is a writer, speaker, YouTube personality, and unrepentant science nerd. In addition to founding and continuing to run Skepchick, she hosts Quiz-o-Tron, a monthly science-themed quiz show and podcast that pits comedians against nerds. There is an asteroid named in her honor. Twitter @rebeccawatson Mastodon Instagram @actuallyrebeccawatson TikTok @actuallyrebeccawatson YouTube @rebeccawatson BlueSky

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  1. OK. This kid must be a carnivore, because he just hunted me down and ate all of my cynicism.

    It makes me wish I had this technology when I was a dino-obsessed lad. Of course, I wouldn’t have been as cute and scholarly as this kid; I was already a huge asshole by the time I was his age ;)

  2. Rebecca,

    That’s one smart kid, and he seems to know a lot about dinosaurs. Maybe he’ll actually be paleontologist when he grows up. To have learned that much about dinosaurs he must have an interest in prehistoric animals or at least dinosaurs.

  3. I have to confess that when I first heard his accent, I figured it was going to be a creationist video…I’m so glad to be wrong!

  4. awwww…. can I steal him? He’s adorable. Or I could clone him?

    Whatever, I hope my hypothetical future offspring are as awesome as him. I intend to raise them that way, so here’s hoping…

  5. Great video and very reassuring to see a young person interested in science and presenting and explaining it to his peers. It’s also excellent to see that his father was the producer as interaction like that will hopefully encourage him further to study up more on dinosaurs, or whatever else grabs his interest later.

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