Six Teeth

Six Teeth discovered by Yohannes Haile-Selassie, in the middle Awash valley of the Afar region of Ethiopia (Africa) were dated at approximately 6 million years. Scientists argue that the teeth belonged to earliest known human ancestors and that they elevate a creature named Ardipithecus ramidus kadabba to its own species: Ardipithecus Kadabba, which supposedly lived […]

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Single Celled Dinosaurs

Single celled dinosaurs are fossilised single celled organisms named Nummulites which have provided evidence that large size in living organisms is related to long life. Geologists at Oxford University (UK) studied fossilised shells of nummulites found in England and estimated that they had life span of approximately five years. Nummulite fossils are also found in […]

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Silurian Sea Spider

Silurian sea spider preserved by volcanic eruption, according to a report in BBC News Online and ScienceNOW 21 October 2004. Sea spiders are delicate creatures with long thin legs that are rarely fossilised. Oxford University Palaeontologist Derek Siveter and colleagues have found the oldest most complete fossil sea spider preserved in volcanic rock in Hertfordshire, […]

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Shark Teeth Didn’t Evolve

Shark teeth didn’t evolve, according to a report in New Scientist 18 February 2006, p17. Chuck Ciampaglio of Wright State University, Ohio has studied the teeth of marine predators, including sharks, reptiles and mammals “from the past 100 million years”. After measuring overall size, cross section, serrations and number of cusps he classified them into […]

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Sexy Daddy-Long-Legs

Sexy daddy-long-legs the same way for 400 million years, according a report in New Scientist, 20 September 2003, p19. A team of palaeontologists led by Jason Dunlop of Humboldt University found fossilised harvestmen (a type of spider commonly known as daddy-long-legs) in silica formations at Rhymie, near Aberdeen in Scotland that are believed to be […]

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Scanned Fossils Confuse Water-Land Transition

Scanned fossils confuse water-land transition, according to reports from Duke University News 17 April 2009, ScienceDaily 19 April 2009 and Science vol. 324, p341 & p364, 17 April 2009. Researchers from Duke University found some fossils embedded in rocks from Greenland and rather than risk damaging them, they scanned them with a CT scanner and […]

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Sabre Tooth Vegetarian

Sabre tooth vegetarian found, as reported in ScienceShots and National Geographic News 24 March 2011, and Science vol. 331 p1603 25 Mar 2011. Scientists in Brazil have found the fossil of a creature that has elongated sharp canines like a sabre-toothed tiger, but has grinding teeth like a plant eater. According to palaeontologist Juan Carlos […]

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Sabre Tooth Tiger Used Strong Arm Tactics

Sabre tooth tiger used strong arm tactics, according to articles in ScienceShots 2 July 2010, and Fossil Science, 6 July 2010. Researchers at the National Evolutionary Synthesis Center in Durham, North Carolina have studied x-rays of the limb bones of the extinct giant cat commonly known as the “sabre tooth tiger” and scientifically named Smilodon […]

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Revealing Ida – Creating an Ancestor

Revealing Ida – Creating an ancestor. Here is a brief summary of events Discovery: Found by private collectors in 1983 in Messel, Germany Publicity: Start of May orchestrated press leaks by David Attenborough et al. Unveiling: 19 May 2009 at American Museum of Natural History New York Claims: 47-million-year-old proof of evolution named Darwinius masillae, […]

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Reptiles Step Back Three Million Years

Reptiles step back three million years, according to reports in Bristol University News and BBC News 17 October 2007, and Nature, vol. 449, p961, 25 Oct 2007. Howard Falcon-Lang of the University of Bristol, UK has found a mass of fossilised footprints in the sea cliffs, New Brunswick, Canada. Mike Benton, a colleague from University […]

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