how many plastic models of carboniferous organisms contain material that was originally part of the organism that the model depicts? it has to be some non-zero number right

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@aparrish Plastic models of phytoplankton are a pretty good bet. (Plastic models of corn are an increasingly good bet as well, though.) Dinosaurs, not so much, unless there's more global mixing involved in the carbon cycle than I realized.

(On the other hand, water is said to mix so thoroughly that any water you encounter contains some molecules from dinosaur piss...)

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