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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Quote: Stephen Gould on Classifying Fossils

“…our ability to classify both living and fossil species distinctly and using the same criteria, fit splendidly with creationist tenets.” Stephen Jay Gould (1941-2002), former Professor of Geology and Palaeontology, Harvard University, “A quahog is a quahog”, Natural History, vol.88 (7), 1979, pp. 18-26 Evidence News 8 February 2012 Were you helped by this item? […]

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Quote: Imperfect Fossil Record

‘Since 1859 one of the most vexing properties of the fossil record has been its obvious imperfection…The inability of the fossil record to produce the “missing links” has been taken as solid evidence for disbelieving the theory.’ J. Boucot, Ph.D. (Geology) (Professor of Geology, Oregon State University) in ‘Evolution and Extinction Rate Controls’, Elsevier, Amsterdam, […]

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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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Quote: David Raup on Fossil Record

‘Instead of finding the gradual unfolding of life, what geologists of Darwin’ time, and geologists of the present day actually find is a highly uneven or jerky record; that is, species appear in the sequence very suddenly, show little or no change during their existence in the record, then abruptly go out of the record. […]

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Putting a Foot in a Hobbit Mouth

Putting a foot in a Hobbit mouth reported in BBC News, American Museum of Natural History and ScienceDaily, 6 May 2009, and Nature, vol 459, p81 7 May 2009. Ever since the bones now nicknamed “the Hobbits” were found in a cave on the island of Flores, anthropologists have argued about whether they were dwarf […]

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Pterosaur Fossilised Before Hatching

Pterosaur fossilised before hatching, as reported in Nature Science Update, 10 June 2004, Nature vol 429, p621 and New Scientist, 12 June 2004, p15. Palaeontologists from the Chinese Academy of Sciences have found a fossilised egg containing a baby pterosaur in Yixian formation at Jingangshan in the Liaonng province of northeastern China. These rocks have […]

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