Quote: Extinction

“The extinction of life may have been almost as common as its origination, and for proper perspective, we should realize that essentially all plant and animal species that lived before the present are now extinct. Although the fossil record currently documents only about 250,000 past species, there may have been perhaps 4 million or more. […]

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Lack of Sex Killed Dinosaurs

Lack of sex killed dinosaurs according to David Miller (University of Leeds, UK) (Reuters 13 February 2003). If dinosaurs were like modern-day crocodiles, turtles and some fish, their offspring changed sex based on the temperature at which their eggs were incubated. Miller’s analysis showed a temperature shift could theoretically have led to a preponderance of […]

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King Size Fossil Penguin

King size fossil penguin found, according to reports in BBC News, ScienceDaily and ScienceNOW 30 September 2010. A group of scientists from USA and Peru have found the fossil of a giant penguin in rocks dated at 36 million years old in a nature reserve in Peru. Penguins are usually thought of as inhabiting the […]

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Great Dying Produced Mobile Creatures

Great dying produced mobile creatures, according to an article in ABC (Australia) News in Science and Science vol 314, p1289, 24 Nov 2006. The “Great Dying’ is a term commonly used for a mass extinction believed to have occurred at the end of the Permian age, about 250 million years ago, that wiped out approximately […]

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Global Warming Did Them In

Global warming did them in, according to articles in ScienceNOW, 21 Jan 2005 and the Courier Mail (Australia) 22 Jan 2005. Whilst asteroid impacts are claimed to have caused sudden mass extinctions during earth’s history, palaeontologists from the University of Washington are now claiming that the greatest mass extinction in the history of the world […]

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Giant Wombat Doubles

Giant wombat doubles in size, according to a report in New Scientist 27 September 2003, p20. Stephen Wroe of the University of Sydney studied the relationship between limb bone size and total body size in living mammals and then applied their results to fossil mammals, which are only known from their bones. Using this method, […]

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Giant Vertical Fossil Trees

Giant vertical fossil trees found on Alaskan Creation Research field trip. The ‘polystrate’ petrified trees were found during reconnaissance around the Sutton area by Randy Comer and John Mackay. The largest tree had a width of 6ft – 7ft exposed, implying a total circumference of up to 30ft. The trees varied in vertical height from […]

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Instant Himalayas in Dinosaur Crater

Instant Himalayas in dinosaur crater, according to reports in BBC News, Science News 17 November 2016, Science Perspectives 18 November, and Science vol. 354, pp. 878-882 doi: 10.1126/science.aah6561, 18 November 2016. Scientists have drilled into a part of the Chicxulub crater in Mexico to find clues into the formation of peak rings impact craters. Peak […]

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Four Legged Fish

“Four legged fish” found, according to a report in BBC News Online, Nature vol. 453, p1199, and Uppsala University Press Release, 26 June 2008. Palaeontologists from Britain, Sweden and Latvia have found “the most primitive Devonian tetrapod represented by extensive remains” in sediments in the late Famennian Ketleri Formation of Kurzeme, western Latvia. The fossil […]

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Dinosaurs ruled earth, but not Queensland

“Dinosaurs ruled most of the earth – but not Queensland Australia” claims palaeontologist Tony Thulborn, according to Nature Science Update 19 Mar 2003. Thulborn and a colleague from Monash University (Australia) found pieces of a skull of an extinct mammal-like reptile that had been dated as 105 millions years old in the Queensland Museum (Australia). […]

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