Biblical Thorns

A Thorny Issue In 2007 and 2009 John Mackay and colleagues found fossils of plant stems with sharp thorny projections. Some critics have questioned whether these are really thorns. One botanist has asserted that technically these are not thorns, but spines. So let us deal with two questions: First: Would the hard pointed structures on […]

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Australian Rainfall Cycles

Real Rain Records. Want to check on politicians’ and environmentalists’ views on climate or global warming? Then there’s nothing better than to get it from the people who were there, rather than a data sheet from a computer expert. Above is a plot of very real historic data compiled by a man who was trained […]

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Fossil Ink Should Make You Think

Recently we obtained a beautifully preserved fossil squid with ink still in its ink sac. So we ran a test using ammonia to extract the ink and to see if we could still write with it. The answer is a big yes, and you can see the photographs in our article Fossil Ink Should Make […]

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