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'Missing link' fossil seal walked
bbc ^ | 22 April 2009 | Richard Black

Posted on 04/22/2009 2:09:09 PM PDT by JoeProBono

It may look like a cross between a seal and an otter; but an Arctic fossil could, scientists say, hold the secret of seal evolution in its feet. A skeleton unearthed in northern Canada shows a creature with feet that were probably webbed, but were not flippers. Writing in the journal Nature, scientists suggest the 23 million-year-old proto-seal would have walked on land and swum in fresh water. It is the oldest seal ancestor found so far and has been named Pujilla darwini.

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TOPICS: Pets/Animals; Science
KEYWORDS: crevo; godsgravesglyphs; pravdamedia; pujilladarwini; seal; theory

The skeleton of Puijila darwini was astonishingly well preserved. Found in 2007 during an expedition to Devon Island in Nunavut, Canada, it was about 65% complete, and gives a good view of pinniped limb evolution.


1 posted on 04/22/2009 2:09:09 PM PDT by JoeProBono
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2 posted on 04/22/2009 2:10:28 PM PDT by JoeProBono (A closed mouth gathers no feet)
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3 posted on 04/22/2009 2:14:39 PM PDT by martin_fierro (< |:)~)
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would have walked on land and swum in fresh water.

Astounding deduction.

4 posted on 04/22/2009 2:15:44 PM PDT by RegulatorCountry
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5 posted on 04/22/2009 2:18:50 PM PDT by JoeProBono (A closed mouth gathers no feet)
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6 posted on 04/22/2009 2:20:38 PM PDT by JoeProBono (A closed mouth gathers no feet)
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Oh please, not another "missing link" fairy tale. First there were the horse ancestors, touted then discredited, then the ape family tree, then the whales... when are these guys going to give it up? Huxley's private letters admitted 150 years ago their Achilles heel was the lack of a fossil record for this nonsense. There should be millions of missing links, and now they're crowing about finding one, yet again, which will eventually be proven to link nothing, yet again? The MET Faithful even named this one after Darwin, no doubt a defiant statement of their passionate faith.

I'm sure they'll get funding, though, to spend years studying this "missing link" before the inevitable admission. We've seen this play before.

7 posted on 04/22/2009 2:57:27 PM PDT by mikeus_maximus
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8 posted on 04/22/2009 3:29:11 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/____________________ Profile updated Monday, January 12, 2009)
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9 posted on 04/22/2009 6:10:16 PM PDT by Daffynition (Have you noticed Obama voters are having buyer's remorse?)
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Thought you would appreciate this


10 posted on 04/23/2009 8:43:32 AM PDT by Natural Law
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==Thought you would appreciate this

Thanks, thought you might appreciate the CEH take on this find:

http://creationsafaris.com/crev200904.htm#20090423a


11 posted on 04/24/2009 10:10:49 AM PDT by GodGunsGuts
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A bad link? Not much of a response. (Just kiddin’ with ya. The file wasn't found for me.)
12 posted on 04/24/2009 10:13:29 AM PDT by In veno, veritas (Please identify my Ad Hominem attacks. I should be debating ideas.)
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The right conditions need to be met in order for fossils to be created.....you DO know that....right?

You DO know that for land animals, the right conditions are rare........right?

Wholly discounting all scientific discoveries sure is an interesting mentality.


13 posted on 04/24/2009 10:50:27 AM PDT by ElectricStrawberry (27th Infantry Regiment....cut in half during the Clinton years...)
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23 million years old??????....but but but the Earth is only 6000 years old..... /YEC


14 posted on 04/24/2009 10:51:35 AM PDT by ElectricStrawberry (27th Infantry Regiment....cut in half during the Clinton years...)
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