Skip to comments.Discovered: The 128million-year-old grandfather of the modern squid..
Posted on 06/01/2012 6:42:36 AM PDT by C19fan
Scientists have managed to re-create the appearance of a previously unknown fossil - a spiky creature thought to be the ultimate ancestor of the modern-day squid and octopus. The Austria National History Museum team used 3D scanning technology to unearth the fossil of 'Dissimilites intermedius' a layer at a time, and then created a video of how the creature lived and moved. The ammonite was discovered in sediment which formed at the bottom of the ocean during the Cretaceous period - on a surface which, 128 million years, later would lie at the top of the Dolomite mountains in the Alps.
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“Scientists have managed to re-create the appearance of a previously unknown fossil”
That says all I need to know right there. That isn’t science. It’s science fiction.
In Before the Helen Thomas Picture
Yes, why bother reading the article, it might have actual information explaining why it isn't science fiction.
You cannot recreate something that you have never seen. It is always a “best guess”.
It doesn’t say unseen. Say unknown.
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Yuk! That thing wouldn’t make good calamari at all!
wouldnt make good calamari
OTOH, feed it some cornmeal for a couple of days, then tease it out of the shell and cook in garlic butter.
Scoop it out, throw it away; and sop up the garlic butter with warm french bread.
Ohhhhh, you are making me hungry. -:))
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