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Discovered: The 128million-year-old grandfather of the modern squid..
UK Daily Mail ^
| June 1, 2012
| Eddie Wrenn
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.
(Excerpt) Read more at dailymail.co.uk ...
KEYWORDS: calamari; godsgravesglyphs; palentology; squid
Does it make a cameo in Prometheus?
posted on 06/01/2012 6:42:47 AM PDT
And here's his son:
posted on 06/01/2012 6:48:36 AM PDT
(You get what you tolerate)
posted on 06/01/2012 7:05:38 AM PDT
(What does it profit a man if he gains the whole world but loses his soul?)
“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.
posted on 06/01/2012 7:27:08 AM PDT
In Before the Helen Thomas Picture
That says all I need to know right there. That isnt science. Its science fiction.
Yes, why bother reading the article, it might have actual information explaining why it isn't science fiction.
posted on 06/01/2012 8:21:14 AM PDT
You cannot recreate something that you have never seen. It is always a “best guess”.
posted on 06/01/2012 8:25:14 AM PDT
It doesn’t say unseen. Say unknown.
posted on 06/01/2012 9:10:58 AM PDT
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posted on 06/01/2012 2:40:08 PM PDT
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Yuk! That thing wouldn’t make good calamari at all!
Helen Thomas has been replaced on threads of this nature.
posted on 06/01/2012 3:06:06 PM PDT
(Cover it with gas and set it on fire.)
posted on 06/01/2012 3:14:32 PM PDT
(WARNING: Hormonally crazed woman ahead!!)
To: colorado tanker
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.
posted on 06/01/2012 9:38:57 PM PDT
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posted on 06/02/2012 6:48:10 AM PDT
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posted on 06/02/2012 8:40:12 AM PDT
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Ohhhhh, you are making me hungry. -:))
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