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Was a Tiny Mummy in the Atacama an Alien? No, but the Real Story Is Almost as Strange
NYT ^ | 22 March 2018 | Carl Zimmer

Posted on 03/22/2018 4:22:31 PM PDT by blueplum

Nearly two decades ago, the rumors began: In the Atacama Desert of northern Chile, someone had discovered a tiny mummified alien. An amateur collector exploring a ghost town was said to have come across a white cloth in a leather pouch. Unwrapping it, he found a six-inch-long skeleton.

Despite its size, the skeleton was remarkably complete. It even had hardened teeth. And yet there were striking anomalies: it had ten ribs instead of the usual 12, giant eye sockets and a long skull that ended in a point. {snip}

On Thursday, a team of scientists presented a very different explanation for Ata — one without aliens, but intriguing in its own way.

Ata’s bones contain DNA that not only shows she was human, but...

(Excerpt) Read more at nytimes.com ...


TOPICS: Conspiracy; Science; Society
KEYWORDS: ancientautopsies; anthropology; archaeology; atacama; dnaforensics; godsgravesglyphs; helixmakemineadouble
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what a surprise!
1 posted on 03/22/2018 4:22:31 PM PDT by blueplum
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To: SunkenCiv

ggg courtesy ping


2 posted on 03/22/2018 4:23:01 PM PDT by blueplum ( "...this moment is your moment: it belongs to you... " President Donald J. Trump, Jan 20, 2017)
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To: blueplum

Wait. If NYT says it’s not.

Then that must mean it is.

Cue the crazy hair guy!


3 posted on 03/22/2018 4:28:49 PM PDT by BenLurkin (The above is not a statement of fact. It is either satire or opinion. Or both.)
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To: blueplum

um... yeah.

This tiny 6-inch long fully formed skeleton is human.

I believe it.


4 posted on 03/22/2018 4:33:57 PM PDT by Mr. K (No consequence of repealing Obamacare is worse than Obamacare itself.)
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To: Mr. K

Thumbelina


5 posted on 03/22/2018 4:37:40 PM PDT by BenLurkin (The above is not a statement of fact. It is either satire or opinion. Or both.)
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To: blueplum

Not an alien? I’m shocked...


6 posted on 03/22/2018 4:38:42 PM PDT by Deplorable American1776 (Proud to be a DeplorableAmerican with a Deplorable Family...even the dog is, too. :-))
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To: blueplum
REALLY?
7 posted on 03/22/2018 4:40:55 PM PDT by heterosupremacist (Resistance to tyrants is obedience to God. - (Thomas Jefferson)
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To: heterosupremacist

looks like a picture of HilLIARy before she puts her make up on

(or, even after she puts her makeup on)


8 posted on 03/22/2018 4:49:52 PM PDT by faithhopecharity ("Politicans aren't born, they're excreted." -Marcus Tillius Cicero (3 BCE))
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To: heterosupremacist

Spawn of Demonic Angels (Nephilim) and Humans? A hybrid.


9 posted on 03/22/2018 4:50:20 PM PDT by Roman_War_Criminal (This country & world is living on borrowed time (Luke 17:26-27))
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To: blueplum

Cover up! Cover up!


10 posted on 03/22/2018 4:55:36 PM PDT by Revolutionary ("Praise the Lord and Pass the Ammunition!")
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To: Roman_War_Criminal

a hybrid, but a recent one. No angels.


11 posted on 03/22/2018 5:01:13 PM PDT by blueplum ( "...this moment is your moment: it belongs to you... " President Donald J. Trump, Jan 20, 2017)
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To: blueplum

But did it self identify as an alien?


12 posted on 03/22/2018 5:03:08 PM PDT by Fai Mao (I still want to see The PIAPS in prison)
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To: Fai Mao

Galactic hate-speech spewer...

/s


13 posted on 03/22/2018 5:21:58 PM PDT by logi_cal869 (-cynicus-)
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To: heterosupremacist

The head and lower face remind me of Beavis.


14 posted on 03/22/2018 5:32:43 PM PDT by Pearls Before Swine ("Married with children.")
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To: Pearls Before Swine

The head and lower face remind me of Davy Hogg (and Joseph Goebbels).


15 posted on 03/22/2018 5:37:33 PM PDT by DuncanWaring (The Lord uses the good ones; the bad ones use the Lord.)
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To: Pearls Before Swine

Yikes ! I noticed that, too. :-P


16 posted on 03/22/2018 5:37:40 PM PDT by fieldmarshaldj ("It's Slappin' Time !")
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To: blueplum

Steven Greer put a lot more proper, scientific method research into this than what we read here.

I’m still not buying it. Read what Greer has to say.


17 posted on 03/22/2018 5:37:54 PM PDT by Celerity
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To: heterosupremacist

That looks like Beavis!


18 posted on 03/22/2018 5:42:08 PM PDT by dynachrome (When an empire dies, you are left with vast monuments in front of which peasants squat to defecate)
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To: heterosupremacist

elongated skulls from Peru - adult

19 posted on 03/22/2018 6:02:01 PM PDT by Fred Nerks (fair dinkum!)
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To: dynachrome

It’s Cornholio!


20 posted on 03/22/2018 8:12:57 PM PDT by bigbob (Trust Trump. Trust Sessions. The Great Awakening is at hand...MAGA!)
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