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APRIL FOOLS' DAY PICTURES: Four Historic Science Hoaxes
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Posted on 04/01/2009 9:09:50 AM PDT by JoeProBono

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To: Westbrook

Chiroptera

51 posted on 04/01/2009 10:42:30 AM PDT by JoeProBono (A closed mouth gathers no feet)
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To: Westbrook

I tend to view it as Hey, we’ve got all the Carbon, Hydrogen, and Oxygen laying around, let’s make some stuff.

God used regular materials to make the irregular (us).


52 posted on 04/01/2009 10:44:08 AM PDT by Ro_Thunder ("Other than ending SLAVERY, FASCISM, NAZISM and COMMUNISM, war has never solved anything")
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To: Westbrook
Pteradactyl was no archaeopteryx, and it’s just not the ID folks that qualify archaeopteryx as a bird.

1. It's Pterodactyl
2. You were the one who identified the Archaeopteryx fossil in post#36 as a "flying reptile"

53 posted on 04/01/2009 10:47:52 AM PDT by Oztrich Boy ( As for a future life, every man must judge for himself between conflicting vague probabilities. - D)
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To: Oztrich Boy

My mistake incorrectly identifying the photo.


54 posted on 04/01/2009 10:51:58 AM PDT by Westbrook (Having more children does not divide your love, it multiplies it.)
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To: Scythian
No telltale signs of PhotoShop, and there are insects and arachnids known to capture and feed off of small birds, mammals, etc. so there's nothing particularly incredible about the subject matter, even though it's an amazing image.
55 posted on 04/01/2009 10:52:20 AM PDT by RegulatorCountry
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To: Westbrook
My mistake incorrectly identifying the photo.

Understandable. The Archaeopteryx skeleton does look dinosaurian for some reason.

56 posted on 04/01/2009 10:56:28 AM PDT by Oztrich Boy ( As for a future life, every man must judge for himself between conflicting vague probabilities. - D)
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To: Oztrich Boy

> The Archaeopteryx skeleton does look dinosaurian for some reason.

Yes, and Obama’s frame looks like that of a gibbon, but that doesn’t make him one.


57 posted on 04/01/2009 10:59:19 AM PDT by Westbrook (Having more children does not divide your love, it multiplies it.)
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To: stormer

58 posted on 04/01/2009 11:11:36 AM PDT by a fool in paradise (Pres Obama just spent $150million of the $160million in returned AIG bonuses on a trip to England.)
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To: RegulatorCountry; Revolting cat!


59 posted on 04/01/2009 11:20:33 AM PDT by a fool in paradise (Pres Obama just spent $150million of the $160million in returned AIG bonuses on a trip to England.)
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To: a fool in paradise

Photo #1 is pretty good, especially if it’s actually antique. As far as the people, the barn and the vegetables, perspective is not off much, shadow and highlight do not disagree much, I’d give it an A.

Photo #2 is hilarious. Everything that can be wrong in a manipulated image is present here. If it weren’t so funny, I’d give it an F.

Photo #3 actually is two men carrying a giant shoe, in my opinion. Where viewers no doubt go wrong is in the assumptions made as a result of the image. I know cobblers and shoe repair shops used giant shoes to advertise their services in the past, so I’d assume that’s what we’re looking at in the photo. Awfully light, though. Papier maché maybe.

Photo #4 isn’t as funny as the giant locust in a duel with a man, and it’s not been cobbled together quite so badly. The main problem is that the “wake” of the fish is unrealistic, and not on the same plane as the rest of the water. So, I’d give it a D-.


60 posted on 04/01/2009 11:38:50 AM PDT by RegulatorCountry
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To: RegulatorCountry

I have a book on details to look for in photo photography. It references techniques used by the CIA and national security to determine false images circulated by the Soviets and others.

I cannot find this book on Google though because of all of the tinfoil literature attacking the CIA for faking photos.

Meanwhile Al Reuters engages in such trickery commonplace (as does the LA Times, National Geographic, and other “respected” media outlets).

I’d tell you the title of the book if I could look it up at this time...


61 posted on 04/01/2009 11:50:50 AM PDT by a fool in paradise (Pres Obama just spent $150million of the $160million in returned AIG bonuses on a trip to England.)
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To: a fool in paradise

It’s now possible to put together a fabricated image that’s all but undetectable. You’d have to get down to the individual pixel level to be able to tell, and a determined forger could throw a monkey wrench into even that. That’s when you start looking at the code generated, by the various software. We’re down to steganography now, as far as sophisticated fraud. On the flip side, steganography has been used to conceal communications, too. It’s possible to encode a message into a picture, and next to no one would have a clue.


62 posted on 04/01/2009 12:08:05 PM PDT by RegulatorCountry
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To: a fool in paradise

It took me a minute, but LOL.


63 posted on 04/01/2009 6:16:38 PM PDT by stormer
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To: evets
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64 posted on 04/01/2009 7:23:34 PM PDT by IYellAtMyTV (Workday Forecast--Increasing pressure towards afternoon. Rum likely by evening.)
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To: AdmSmith; Berosus; Convert from ECUSA; dervish; Ernest_at_the_Beach; Fred Nerks; george76; ...

Bogeymen of the C02 hoax losing ground
Canada Free Press | 3/30/09 | Tim Ball
Posted on 03/30/2009 4:25:16 PM PDT by pissant
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2218479/posts

No Fooling: There’s a Hoax Museum
The Kansas City Star | Tue, Mar. 31, 2009 | Edward M. Eveld
Posted on 04/02/2009 1:46:33 PM PDT by nickcarraway
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-chat/2220973/posts


65 posted on 04/02/2009 6:29:19 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/____________________ Profile updated Monday, January 12, 2009)
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To: Joe 6-pack

Hmm, weird prosecution, eh? :’) Painting’s not horrible though.


66 posted on 04/02/2009 6:32:31 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/____________________ Profile updated Monday, January 12, 2009)
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