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We delve into how a rivalry between Penn's own Edward Drinker Cope and Yale's O.C. Marsh jumpstarted the field of paleontology.

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For more information:
Cope: Master Naturalist by Henry Fairfield Osborn, 1931
The Fossil Feud Between E. D. Cope and O. C. Marsh by Elizabeth Noble Shor, 1974
PBS's "The Dinosaurs," Ep. 1 (

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