Skip to comments.Ancient Armored Whales
Posted on 01/27/2009 8:14:35 PM PST by grey_whiskers
The skull of Basilosaurus, from the 1907 Annual Report of the Smithsonian Institution.
In 1900 the famous bone sharp Barnum Brown discovered the skeleton of a huge carnivorous dinosaur in Wyoming, and near its bones were a few fossilized bony plates. When H.F. Osborn described this creature as Dynamosaurus imperiosus he used this association to hypothesize that this predator was covered in armor, but as it turned out "Dynamosaurus" was really a representative of another new dinosaur Osborn named Tyrannosaurus rex. Osborn's famous tyrant showed no sign of being covered with armor, and the bony body covering turned out to belong to an ankylosaur. The prospect of an armor-clad prehistoric killing machine, tantalizing as it was, could not be upheld.
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Lord this is funny stuff. So the long story short is, scientists find a single, solitary whale skeleton with some armored plates lying nearby. None of the other whale skeletons they found had these plates, but still some evolutionists engage in a fantasy of “armoured whales” until some more reasonable scientists smack them back down to earth because the idea that whales evolved from armoured predators was not in line with accepted evolutionist dogma. I wonder how many other reconstructed fossils are really conglomerates of different animals that other scientists did not bother to debunk because they conveniently fit the current evolutionary thinking?
Reminds me of PT Barnum’s mermaid, which turned out to be the top of a monkey sewn to the bottom of a fish.
WTH! why is this not in Breaking news!
Where is Keith (I demand a first class ticket) Olberman and Chris (tingle legs) Matthews
And before anyone flames me, this book was a Hugo award winner.
Bwahahah, that link was hilarious! I especially like the flying clam, and the caption that they are excavating in “Devil’s Grant Proposal National Wasteland”.
Ummm, isn’t the Hugo an award for Science Fiction?
“The Hugo Awards are given every year for the best science fiction or fantasy works and achievements of the previous year. The award is named after Hugo Gernsback, the founder of the pioneering science fiction magazine Amazing Stories. Hugo Awards have been presented every year since 1955.
You betcha it is!
Click on the link in #5 and you'll see why... :-)