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Prehistoric mammal hair found in Cretaceous amber
bbc ^ | 14 June 2010 | Matt Walker

Posted on 06/14/2010 2:14:31 PM PDT by JoeProBono

Palaeontologists have discovered two mammal hairs encased in 100 million-year-old amber. While older 2D fossilised hairs are known, those preserved in the amber are the oldest 3D specimens known. The hairs, found alongside a fly pupa in amber uncovered in southwest France, are remarkably similar to hair found on modern mammals. That implies that the shape and structure of mammal hair has remained unchanged over a vast period of time.

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TOPICS: Science
KEYWORDS: allaboutme; amber; cretaceous; godsgravesglyphs; hair; mammals
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1 posted on 06/14/2010 2:14:31 PM PDT by JoeProBono
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To: JoeProBono

WELL, NOW WHAT? Now that Helen is gone... nothing more to post...


2 posted on 06/14/2010 2:16:05 PM PDT by April Lexington (Study the constitution so you know what they are taking away!)
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To: JoeProBono

oh look ... genetic material :)


3 posted on 06/14/2010 2:16:32 PM PDT by Centurion2000 (If I don't like you, it's most likely your culture or your ideology that pissed me off.)
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To: JoeProBono

http://www.johnspeedie.com/healy/algoof.wav


4 posted on 06/14/2010 2:17:00 PM PDT by BenLurkin
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To: April Lexington

So hair didn’t evolve? How unDarwinian.


5 posted on 06/14/2010 2:18:25 PM PDT by equalitybeforethelaw
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To: BenLurkin
100 million year old amber...You sure it's not 99 million years old??

Wow...all for the love of Grant Money.

6 posted on 06/14/2010 2:19:36 PM PDT by Sacajaweau (What)
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To: Centurion2000

1. A Chimera is produced when a human embryo is fused with an animal embryo; 2. An Hybrid is produced when a human female egg is fertilised with animal sperm or vice-versa; and 3. A "Cybrid" is produced when an animal cell's genetic material is removed and replaced with human genetic material.


7 posted on 06/14/2010 2:19:54 PM PDT by JoeProBono (A closed mouth gathers no feet)
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To: equalitybeforethelaw

Well, maybe modern animals just have old hair? Or, old animals had modern hair...


8 posted on 06/14/2010 2:20:13 PM PDT by April Lexington (Study the constitution so you know what they are taking away!)
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To: JoeProBono
Prehistoric mammal hair found in Cretaceous amber

Helen Thomas?

9 posted on 06/14/2010 2:22:54 PM PDT by exist
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To: BenLurkin

10 posted on 06/14/2010 2:23:42 PM PDT by JoeProBono (A closed mouth gathers no feet)
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To: Sacajaweau

http://www.johnspeedie.com/healy/Uh_Yeah.mp3


11 posted on 06/14/2010 2:23:47 PM PDT by BenLurkin
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To: JoeProBono
I was under the impression that mammal hairs became feathers and turned into birds?
12 posted on 06/14/2010 2:23:51 PM PDT by guitarplayer1953 (Rebellion to Tyrants is Obedience to GOD! Thomas Jefferson)
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To: equalitybeforethelaw

Ya know, if there isn’t a good reason to evolve, it won’t happen. As long as it works, it’s probably not going to change.


13 posted on 06/14/2010 2:24:31 PM PDT by Little Pig (Vi Veri Veniversum Vivus Vici.)
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To: exist

“Helen Thomas?”

Also extinct..


14 posted on 06/14/2010 2:25:00 PM PDT by jessduntno (Afghanistan: Lithium is the new oil. Where are the NO WAR FOR LITHIUM protests?)
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To: JoeProBono

Please tell me that isn’t real . . .


15 posted on 06/14/2010 2:25:22 PM PDT by RinaseaofDs
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To: Centurion2000

Cretaceous Park?


16 posted on 06/14/2010 2:26:05 PM PDT by Little Pig (Vi Veri Veniversum Vivus Vici.)
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To: guitarplayer1953

17 posted on 06/14/2010 2:26:34 PM PDT by JoeProBono (A closed mouth gathers no feet)
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To: guitarplayer1953

a. feathers didn’t turn into birds.
b. reptile scales evolved into feathers


18 posted on 06/14/2010 2:27:19 PM PDT by Little Pig (Vi Veri Veniversum Vivus Vici.)
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To: JoeProBono

The hairs, found alongside a fly pupa in amber uncovered in southwest France, are remarkably similar to hair found on modern mammals. That implies that the shape and structure of mammal hair has remained unchanged over a vast period of time.

Or maybe it just means that (macro) evolution and the billions of years are not true.


19 posted on 06/14/2010 2:28:05 PM PDT by JSDude1
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To: SunkenCiv

Cretaceous amber ping


20 posted on 06/14/2010 2:28:12 PM PDT by JoeProBono (A closed mouth gathers no feet)
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