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  • Piltdown review points decisive finger at forger Dawson

    08/10/2016 8:02:19 AM PDT · by DUMBGRUNT · 40 replies
    BBC ^ | 10 Aug 2016 | Jonathan Webb
    Researchers have finished an eight-year study of one of the most infamous forgeries in the history of science - the fake human ancestor Piltdown Man... New tests show the bones came from two or three humans and one orangutan.
  • Popcorn-like fossils provide evidence of environmental impacts on species numbers

    06/11/2016 5:42:04 PM PDT · by JimSEA · 9 replies
    Science Daily ^ | 6/10/2016 | University of Southampton
    The number of species that can exist on Earth depends on how the environment changes, according to new research led by the University of Southampton. By analysing the fossil record of microscopic aquatic creatures called planktonic foraminifera, whose fossil remains now resemble miniaturised popcorn and date back millions of years, the research provided the first statistical evidence that environmental changes put a cap on species richness. Dr Ezard added: "We used mathematical models to reveal how environmental changes influence both the rate of diversification among species and how many species can co-exist at once. Our results suggest that the world...
  • 3-Billion Year Old Manufactured Spheroids? Even NASA is baffled)

    03/04/2005 6:47:53 PM PST · by The Loan Arranger · 222 replies · 11,775+ views
    At least 200 have been found, and extracted out of deep rock at the Wonderstone Silver Mine in South Africa, averaging 1-4 inches in dia. and composed of a nickel-steel alloy that doesn't occur naturally. Some have a thin shell about a quarter inch thick, when broken open are filled with a strange spongy material that disintegrates into dust upon contact with air. A complete mystery according to Roelf Marx curator of the South African Klerksdorp Museum, as the one he has on exibit rotates on its own, locked in a display case, free of outside vibrations. The manufactured metallic...
  • 'Trickle of food' helped deep sea creatures survive asteroid strike that wiped out the dinosaurs

    04/25/2016 9:28:28 PM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 22 replies
    EurekAlert! ^ | Thursday, April 14, 2016 | Cardiff University
    Study of fossil shells solves unanswered question of how deep sea creatures survived asteroid strike during immense upheaval of the world's oceans... Like the dinosaurs themselves, giant marine reptiles, invertebrates and microscopic organisms became extinct after the catastrophic asteroid impact in an immense upheaval of the world's oceans, yet deep sea creatures managed to survive. This has puzzled researchers as it is widely believed that the asteroid impact cut off the food supply in the oceans by destroying free-floating algae and bacteria. However, in a study published in the April issue of the journal Geology, a team led by researchers...
  • Neanderthal Bone Fragment Identified in Denisova Cave

    04/02/2016 2:37:38 PM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 12 replies
    Archaeology ^ | Tuesday, March 29, 2016 | editors
    Scientists from the University of Oxford and the University of Manchester have used a new technique, "Zooarchaeology by Mass Spectrometry," or ZooMS, to identify more than 2,000 bone fragments recovered from Russia's Denisova Cave. ZooMS analyzes the collagen peptide sequences in bone, which can then be used to identify its species. Among the remains of mammoths, woolly rhino, wolf, and reindeer, the researchers found one Neanderthal bone. "When the ZooMS results showed that there was a human fingerprint among the bones I was extremely excited. ...The bone itself is not exceptional in any way and would otherwise be missed by...
  • Missing Link or Another Fish Story?

    11/25/2014 4:40:02 AM PST · by fishtank · 6 replies
    Institute for Creation Research ^ | 11-24-14 | Frank Sherwin
    Missing Link or Another Fish Story? by Frank Sherwin, M.A. * Recently there has been some celebration from the Darwinian community regarding a discovery of a fossil 1 that allegedly links terrestrial animals to their future aquatic relatives: the ichthyosaurs. Cartorhynchus lenticarpus is proclaimed by some evolutionists to be an amphibious ancestor of the ichthyosaurs, aquatic reptiles whose name means "fish lizards." Rachel Feltman of the Washington Post was jubilant, saying this "fossil could prove a problem for creationists."2
  • The Piltdown Warning: Sometimes "settled science" has a way of turning out to be a complete fraud.

    12/21/2012 5:21:22 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 10 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 12/21/2012 | Bruce Walker
    The left loves to muster the armies of official "science" to discount conservative values and principles. Man-made global warming, of course, is one example. Natural cycles of warming and cooling are indisputable. When Europe was cooler, 10,000 years ago, Britain was not an island, and what would become the English Channel has been called Doggerland, a land bridge between Britain and mainland Europe. Doggerland vanished about 6,500 years ago as natural global warming melted the oceans enough to cause the sea to rise. Later, in the Little Ice Age, Britain endured a natural cooling which caused many crops to fail...
  • Scientific Fraud and Evolution

    04/20/2012 12:02:39 PM PDT · by CHRISTIAN DIARIST · 10 replies
    The Christian Diarist ^ | April 20, 2012 | JP
    The scientific community is atwitter about recent reports documenting the sharp rise in retractions of articles published in scientific journals. To wit, The New York Times published a chart this week showing that such retractions have increased from a mere three instances in 2000 to a whopping 180 in 2009. The chart indicated that 235 of the articles retracted over that ten-year span were attributable to “scientific mistake.” Another 196 were attributable to “fraud or fabrication.” And the remaining 311 to “other.” That brings to mind what arguably is history’s most glaring example of scientific mistake, fraud and fabrication all...
  • The Boldest Hoax [ so-called Piltdown Man ]

    06/12/2011 6:15:05 AM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 30 replies
    PBS ^ | Original Broadcast Date, January 11, 2005 | NOVA
    NARRATOR:For 40 years, a fossil skull discovered in Piltdown, a quaint village in England, was hailed as the missing link between apes and humans. It was named Piltdown Man. Later it would be called a forgery and set off a storm of scandal... ANDY CURRANT (Natural History Museum, London):It's a vicious hoax. It was a terrible thing to do. It really was a horrible, nasty, vicious piece of work. NARRATOR:....the identity of the Piltdown hoaxer has remained a mystery. With special access to Britain's Natural History Museum archives, NOVA reopens the case and reveals hints of a cover up at...
  • Why scientists lie -- and what to do about it

    12/01/2009 3:28:49 AM PST · by Scanian · 13 replies · 792+ views
    The American Thinker ^ | December 01, 2009 | Paul Shlichta
    The recent revelations of misrepresentation by CRU scientists about research on climate change should come as no surprise. Scientists, like all human beings, are sometimes tempted to lie or cheat and occasionally they succumb to those temptations. Actually, scientists don't do too badly. According to a recent analysis of surveys of scientific misconduct: "In surveys asking about the behavior of colleagues, fabrication, falsification, and modification [of data] had been observed, on average, by over 14% of respondents, and other questionable practices [such as 'dropping data points based on a gut feeling', and 'changing the design, methodology or results of a...
  • Evidence for Use of Fire Found at Peking Man Site

    08/12/2009 12:16:08 PM PDT · by decimon · 17 replies · 532+ views ^ | Aug 11, 2009 | Unknown
    Archaeologists have discovered several vertebrate fossils, ashes, burned bones and charcoal remnants at the Zhoukoudian caves, also known as the "Peking Man" site, China News Service reported on Monday. The discovery proves that Peking man was able to use fire roughly 200-000 to 500,000 years ago, the article said. Many foreign experts once cast doubt on whether Peking Man could use fire at that time, because in past decades they found no direct evidence for its use. The recent archaeological discoveries directly refute their doubts, the article said.
  • Feminazi Attacks "Caveman Humor" on Korea Blog

    07/09/2009 5:30:53 AM PDT · by joey703 · 6 replies · 937+ views
    Breaking Down Borders: Korea ^ | July 9th, 2009 | Han
    "C'mon now ***. Let the real men do the thinking and the real woman the cooking...."
  • Dinosaur hunter sentenced for stealing fossils

    06/25/2009 3:22:50 PM PDT · by xcamel · 10 replies · 565+ views
    MSLSD/ap ^ | June 24, 2009 | sp staff
    Paleontologist gets 4 months in halfway house, three years of probation GREAT FALLS, Mont. - Renowned dinosaur hunter Nathan Murphy was sentenced Wednesday to four months in a halfway house and three years probation after pleading guilty to stealing fossils. Murphy was accused of stealing 13 dinosaur bones from central Montana's Hell Creek badlands in 2006. He pleaded guilty in April to theft of government property. U.S. District Judge Sam Haddon also sentenced him to 300 hours of community service and ordered him to pay $17,325 in restitution.
  • Dinosaurs May Have Been Smaller Than Previously Thought (Svelteosaurus)

    06/24/2009 4:19:47 AM PDT · by decimon · 32 replies · 1,035+ views
    ScienceDaily ^ | June 22, 2009 | Unknown
    The largest animals ever to have walked the face of the earth may not have been as big as previously thought, reveals a paper published June 21 in the Zoological Society of London’s Journal of Zoology.
  • Early Human Dined on Young Neanderthal

    06/24/2009 1:57:09 PM PDT · by jmcenanly · 51 replies · 1,997+ views
    Discvery News ^ | May 21, 2009 | Jennifer Viegas, Discovery News
    Sometime between 28,000 and 30,000 years ago, an anatomically modern human in what is now France may have eaten a Neanderthal child and made a necklace out of its teeth, according to a new study that suggests Europe's first humans had a violent relationship with their muscular, big-headed hominid ancestors. The evidence, which includes teeth and a carefully butchered jawbone from a site called Les Rois in southwestern France, could represent the world's first known biological proof for direct contact between the two human groups.
  • Creationism and Creation - still on the move: Treasure trove of NEW SPECIES discovered

    06/17/2009 11:50:08 AM PDT · by rface · 17 replies · 1,505+ views
    MONGABAY ^ | June 16, 2009 | Jeremy Hance
    Near the once-contentious border of Ecuador and Peru in the mountainous forests of the Cordillera del Condor, scientists from Conservation International (CI) conducted a Rapid Assessment Program (RAP), uncovering what they believe are several new species, including four amphibians, one lizard, and seven insects. “The species that we discovered on this expedition are fascinating ......... [ snip ] tiny frog white-faced gnome katydid a new beautiful poison arrow frog a new lizard a new salamander a "glass" or "crystal" frog [ snip ] Scientists documented 18,516 previously unknown species in 2007 In a survey of the island-nation of Madagascar they...
  • Evolution can occur in less than 10 years

    06/11/2009 11:19:01 AM PDT · by Pharmboy · 69 replies · 1,536+ views
    Guppies are small fresh-water fish that biologists have studied for long. UC Riverside-led study shows wild Trinidadian guppies adapted in less than 30 generations to a new environment RIVERSIDE, Calif. – How fast can evolution take place? In just a few years, according to a new study on guppies led by UC Riverside's Swanne Gordon, a graduate student in biology. Gordon and her colleagues studied guppies — small fresh-water fish biologists have studied for long — from the Yarra River, Trinidad. They introduced the guppies into the nearby Damier River, in a section above a barrier waterfall that excluded all...
  • What 'Ida' give for a missing link

    06/09/2009 9:22:31 AM PDT · by GodGunsGuts · 7 replies · 605+ views
    Washington Examiner ^ | June 8, 2009 | Casey Luskin
    Opinion What 'Ida' give for a missing link By: Casey Luskin, OpEd Contributor 6/8/08 As a follower of the evolution debate, I love it when new “missing links” are found. Not only does the media plunge headfirst into a crusade for Darwin, but suspiciously, it is only after unveiling the breakthrough that evolutionary biologists admit how precious little evidence they previously held for the evolutionary transition in question. Take the recent media coverage of a fossil primate named “Ida,” hailed as the “eighth wonder of the world,” whose “impact on the world of palaeontology” is being compared to “an asteroid...
  • Birds Didn’t Evolve from Dinosaurs (Evos forced to invent an even older common ancestor!)

    06/09/2009 5:33:16 PM PDT · by GodGunsGuts · 354 replies · 4,314+ views
    CEH ^ | June 9, 2009
    June 9, 2009 — “The findings add to a growing body of evidence in the past two decades that challenge some of the most widely-held beliefs about animal evolution.”  That statement is not being made by creationists, but by science reporters describing work at Oregon State University that cast new doubt on the idea that birds evolved from theropod dinosaurs.  The main idea: their leg bones and lungs are too different.     Science Daily’s report has a diagram of the skeleton showing...
  • Darwin fossil hyper-hype (Ida, latest religious relic incorporated into Temple of Darwin ritual)

    05/23/2009 7:51:04 AM PDT · by GodGunsGuts · 110 replies · 2,061+ views
    CMI ^ | May 23, 2009 | Don Batten
    Darwin fossil hyper-hype by Don Batten 23 May 2009 The orchestrated multimedia blitz over this fossil is almost unbelievable. The paleontologists even got Michael Bloomberg, Mayor of New York, to officiate at the public “launch” of Ida (the cute nickname for the fossil), when it was unveiled—like a new sculpture by a famous artist—to the assembled journalists...
  • Beating a dead Darwinius masillae for fun and profit

    05/20/2009 3:09:37 PM PDT · by Jeliota · 22 replies · 873+ views
    Annuit Coeptis ^ | 05/20/2009 | Paul Zannucci
    Hailed as the “Holy Grail of human evolution” by the New York Daily News, and by lead scientist John Hurom as “like finding the Lost Ark,” Ida is now officially on the road to pop-culture celebrity, being imbued with all the nonsensical notions that such creatures are typically imbued with.
  • Human-Ape Hybridization: A Failed Attempt to Prove Darwinism

    05/16/2009 9:43:28 PM PDT · by GodGunsGuts · 49 replies · 2,131+ views
    ICR ^ | May 2009 | Jerry Bergman, Ph.D.
    Human-Ape Hybridization: A Failed Attempt to Prove Darwinism by Jerry Bergman, Ph.D.* Ilya Ivanov (1870-1932) was an eminent biologist who achieved considerable success in the field of artificial insemination of horses and other animals. Called “one of the greatest authorities on artificial fecundation,”[1] he graduated from Kharkov University in 1896 and became a professor of zoology in 1907. His artificial insemination techniques were so successful that he was able to fertilize as many as 500 mares with the semen of a single stallion. Ivanov also pioneered the use of artificial insemination to produce various hybrids, including that of a zebra...
  • CONFIRMED - "80 M/yr old" fossil yeilds REAL Dino DNA
  • Fossils Don't Lie: Why Darwinism Is False (Part III)

    04/29/2009 12:01:03 PM PDT · by GodGunsGuts · 55 replies · 1,310+ views
    Discovery Institute ^ | April 27, 2009 | Jonathan Wells, Ph.D.
    “To take a line of fossils and claim that they represent a lineage is not a scientific hypothesis that can be tested, but an assertion that carries the same validity as a bedtime story—amusing, perhaps even instructive, but not scientific.” ...
  • Tail-gliding Bugs Are Not Evidence for Flight Evolution

    04/02/2009 8:38:05 AM PDT · by GodGunsGuts · 163 replies · 1,848+ views
    ICR ^ | April 2, 2009 | Jeffrey Tomkins, Ph.D.
    Tail-gliding Bugs Are Not Evidence for Flight Evolution by Jeffrey Tomkins, Ph.D.* Researchers recently announced that they have unlocked some of the mystery surrounding the evolution of insect flight.1 Their observance of a certain wingless insect led them to hypothesize that its “directed aerial descent” might be an important stage in flight evolution. But is it?...
  • APRIL FOOLS' DAY PICTURES: Four Historic Science Hoaxes

    04/01/2009 9:09:50 AM PDT · by JoeProBono · 65 replies · 3,844+ views
    In 1912 scientists thought they'd discovered the elusive missing link between human and ape. Found in a gravel pit in Piltdown, England, a set of intriguing skull and jaw fragments were later reconstructed by the British Museum into a human-like head with an ape-like jaw. In 1953 it turned out the find wasn't proof of anything—other than the skill of the still anonymous forger. The skull was a medieval human's. The jaw was an orangutan's. And the teeth were a chimp's.
  • Evolution foes facing setback

    03/27/2009 6:23:20 AM PDT · by laotzu · 113 replies · 2,242+ views
    San Antonio Express News ^ | 3/27/09 | Gary Scharrer
    AUSTIN — The State Board of Education gave a nearly-final nod to new science curriculum standards Thursday that would change a long-standing Texas tradition over how schoolchildren learn about evolution. The tentative vote — a final one is expected today — will mean teachers and students no longer will be expected to discuss the “strengths and weaknesses” of evolution and the theory about the origin of life developed by Charles Darwin 150 years ago. The move is a setback for critics of evolution, who argued that teachers and students should have to analyze the “strengths and weaknesses” of evolution —...
  • Fossil Fish Pushes Evolutionary Time

    03/26/2009 7:03:38 PM PDT · by GodGunsGuts · 74 replies · 1,093+ views
    CEH ^ | March 26, 2009
    March 26, 2009 — Quick! When was the Age of Fishes? If you said “Devonian,” you were correct according to the textbooks and museums, but where’s your evidence? Look at this diorama in the Smithsonian depicting the seas of the Silurian, the period preceding the Devonian: crinoids, trilobites, corals and nautiloids, but no fish. It may be time to change the artwork and the textbooks. A fully-finned fish, jaws and all, has been found in Silurian rock in China. .... The collapse of a mythology – the fishless Silurian sea – occurring before our eyes. Evolutionists like to quote the...
  • Science or creation? Thou art too nosy

    03/20/2009 6:41:02 AM PDT · by Ethan Clive Osgoode · 147 replies · 2,390+ views
    Toronto Sun ^ | March 19, 2009 | Mike Strobel
    This week, the Globe and Mail asked Science Minister Gary Goodyear, a chiropractor, if he believed in evolution. None of your beeswax, he replied. "I am a Christian, and I don't think anybody asking a question about my religion is appropriate." Well, the primordial ooze hit the fan. Scientists roasted Goodyear. Is this why the feds have cut research funding? Does Ottawa figure it's cheaper to read the Bible? Fumed one: "It's the same as asking the gentleman, 'Do you believe the world is flat?' and he doesn't answer on religious grounds." No, it's not the same. We can bloody...
  • New Scientist pulls story on creationist code

    03/16/2009 2:11:18 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 35 replies · 978+ views
    Skepticism Examiner ^ | March 15,2009 | Dylan Otto Krider
    The New Scientist had a story by their book editor Amanda Gefter called "How to Spot a Hidden Religious Agenda". Today, it was pulled from their web site; the explanation being that they "received a complaint about the contents of the story." You can still find a copy here, and we've copied the text until we find out what caused them to pull the story. Here's the opening: ---------------------------------------------------------------- As a book reviews editor at New Scientist, I often come across so-called science books which after a few pages reveal themselves to be harbouring ulterior motives. I have learned to...
  • Permian Extinction: The Origin of Specious Geological Events

    03/09/2009 9:09:11 PM PDT · by GodGunsGuts · 42 replies · 1,312+ views
    CEH ^ | March 9, 2009
    March 9, 2009 — The Permian extinction – one of the most dramatic events in the history of life on Earth, in which some 90% of species went now being interpreted as a “nonevent” by four geologists. ... Robert Gastaldo and two geology colleagues from Colby College in Maine, and geologist Johann Neveling from Pretoria, studied the Permian-Triassic boundary in the Karoo Basin of South Africa and published a paper in Geology this month,1 titled, “The terrestrial Permian-Triassic boundary event bed is a nonevent.” ... Well, isn’t this an upset.  How much lag time will it take to change...
  • 7 Major "Missing Links" Since Darwin

    03/01/2009 5:30:40 AM PST · by Salman · 195 replies · 5,128+ views
    National Geographic ^ | March 2009 | Zina Deretsky, National Science Foundation
    For the 200th anniversary of Charles Darwin's birth (February 12, 2009), National Geographic News asked leading scientists for their picks of the most important fossils that show evolution in action ...
  • Politics in the Guise of Pure Science

    02/24/2009 5:19:57 AM PST · by reaganaut1 · 20 replies · 734+ views
    New York Times ^ | February 23, 2009 | John Tierney
    Why, since President Obama promised to “restore science to its rightful place” in Washington, do some things feel not quite right? First there was Steven Chu, the physicist and new energy secretary, warning The Los Angeles Times that climate change could make water so scarce by century’s end that “there’s no more agriculture in California” and no way to keep the state’s cities going, either. Then there was the hearing in the Senate to confirm another physicist, John Holdren, to be the president’s science adviser. Dr. Holdren was asked about some of his gloomy neo-Malthusian warnings in the past, like...
  • Darwin's Very Bad Day: 'Oops, We Just Ate It!'

    02/24/2009 3:34:25 PM PST · by JoeProBono · 9 replies · 440+ views
    And if you would like to know why Darwin leapt up; ran round the campfire removing bones from every plate; dashed to the rubbish heap to gather every bone, foot, gizzard and feather that he could find; then packed them up and sent them from Argentina to a clever taxidermist in London, all you have to do is press the red listen button at the top of the page
  • Don’t Call it “Darwinism” [religiously defended as "science" by Godless Darwinists]

    01/28/2009 11:36:17 AM PST · by Coyoteman · 1,328 replies · 27,376+ views
    springerlink ^ | 16 January 2009 | Eugenie C. Scott and Glenn Branch
    We will see and hear the term “Darwinism” a lot during 2009, a year during which scientists, teachers, and others who delight in the accomplishments of modern biology will commemorate the 200th anniversary of Darwin’s birth and the 150th anniversary of the publication of On the Origin of Species. But what does “Darwinism” mean? And how is it used? At best, the phrase is ambiguous and misleading about science. At worst, its use echoes a creationist strategy to demonize evolution. snip... In summary, then, “Darwinism” is an ambiguous term that impairs communication even about Darwin’s own ideas. It fails to...
  • Top 10 Signs Of Evolution In Modern Man

    01/13/2009 8:14:51 PM PST · by cacoethes_resipisco · 31 replies · 970+ views
    Listverse ^ | January 5, 2009
    Through history, as natural selection played its part in the development of modern man, many of the useful functions and parts of the human body become unnecessary. What is most fascinating is that many of these parts of the body still remain in some form so we can see the progress of evolution. This list covers the ten most significant evolutionary changes that have taken place - leaving signs behind them.
  • Scientists say comet killed off mammoths, saber-toothed tigers

    01/02/2009 7:44:26 AM PST · by Red Badger · 107 replies · 2,840+ views ^ | 02 JAN 2009 | By Robert Mitchum
    First an explosion as powerful as thousands of megatons of TNT rained meteorites down on North America. Then forest fires broke out across the continent, sending up a thick layer of soot and dust that blocked out the sun. A sudden ice age ensued, and some of the Earth's largest animals went extinct in a blink of geological time. It's well known that a meteorite colliding with Earth is considered the most likely reason dinosaurs died off 65 million years ago. Now a team of scientists says it has found new evidence that a comet triggered a similar extinction much...
  • 2008: A good year for Neanderthals

    12/27/2008 4:56:53 AM PST · by CE2949BB · 26 replies · 1,152+ views
    New Scientist ^ | 24 December 2008 | Ewen Callaway
    For a species that went extinct more than 25,000 years ago, 2008 has been a hell of a year for Neanderthals. The ancient humans got their first complete mitochondrial genome sequence, their stone tools turned out every bit as efficient as ours, and we even heard them speak. Here are some of our favourite Neanderthal discoveries of 2008. Genome secrets revealedBig nose strikes againOur brainy cousinsMore DNA revelationsA voice from the pastMaking themselves prettyMaster tool makersThe butchers of Gibraltar
  • Creationist Adnan Oktar offers trillion-pound prize for fossil proof of evolution

    10/02/2008 5:18:59 PM PDT · by LibWhacker · 49 replies · 871+ views
    Telegraph ^ | 9/29/08 | Chris Irvine
    Adnan Oktar, a creationist and rival of Richard Dawkins, has offered trillions of pounds to any scientists who can show proof of evolution.Mr Oktar, 52, who successfully campaigned for Mr Dawkins' official website to be banned in Turkey, has said he will give 10 trillion Turkish lira, roughly equal to £4.4trn "to anyone who produces a single intermediate-form fossil demonstrating evolution."
  • First-ever chimpanzee fossils found. Discovery raises questions about human evolution

    05/18/2008 8:47:24 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 129 replies · 295+ views
    MSNBC ^ | August 31,2005 | Bjorn Carey
    The first-ever chimpanzee fossils were recently discovered in an area previously thought to be unsuitable for chimps. Fossils from human ancestors were also found nearby. Although researchers have only found a few chimp teeth, the discovery could cause a shake-up in the theories of human evolution. “We know today if you go to western and central Africa that humans and chimps live in similar and neighboring environments,” said Nina Jablonski, an anthropologist at the California Academy of Sciences. “This is the first evidence in the fossil record that they coexisted in the same place in the past.” It had previously...
  • Ancient bird is missing link to Archaeopteryx (rational caucus)

    05/06/2008 5:27:49 PM PDT · by Soliton · 32 replies · 94+ views
    The New Scientist ^ | 02 May 2008 | Jeff Hecht
    A spectacularly preserved new Chinese fossil reveals a previously unseen stage in the early evolution of flight. Called Eoconfuciusornis, it is a missing link between the oldest known bird, Archaeopteryx, and more advanced birds that have been discovered in the Yixian geological formation in China. The Yixian deposits have yielded remarkably diverse fauna that have revolutionised avian palaeontology, but they are limited to a period from 125 to 120 million years ago – too narrow a time span to show much evidence of evolution within bird lineages
  • SYMPOSIUM: Can the Genesis Record of Creation Be of Value to Academia??

    03/05/2008 6:12:23 PM PST · by betty boop · 150 replies · 1,435+ views
    Can the Genesis Record of Creation be Valuable to Academia?: From the View of Astronomy, Biology, Physics, and Social Sciences     Christian Student Fellowship will host a symposium on the development of an integrative science consistent with the Genesis account on April 5th, 2008, at Western Kentucky University, Bowling Green, Kentucky.   Entitled A Scientific Theory of Genesis, the lecture will demonstrate how the Scientific Method can be used in connection with the Genesis account of creation to establish a Unified Creation Theory. By using experimental results from the most respected laboratories in the U.S., this lecture will...
  • HIV's ancient legacy - Lentiviruses may have vexed nonhuman primates for millions of years.

    03/02/2008 9:56:19 PM PST · by neverdem · 9 replies · 114+ views
    Nature News ^ | 29 February 2008 | Heidi Ledford
    An important antiviral protein, which targets the family of viruses that includes HIV, seems to have evolved twice in nonhuman primates, researchers have found, with one of the versions evolving somewhere between 5 million and 10 million years ago. The results suggest that these viruses played an important role in primate evolution. New World owl monkeys (Aotus ) were previously known to have a protein, called TRIMCyp, that fends off HIV-1 and other members of the lentivirus family. Recently, five research groups have independently reported finding a similar protein in several species of Old World primate1,2,3,4,5. There are sufficient differences...
  • Tooth Scan Reveals Neanderthal Mobility

    02/09/2008 6:25:24 PM PST · by blam · 95 replies · 125+ views
    Psysorg - AP ^ | 1-9-2008 | Elena Becatoros - AP
    Tooth Scan Reveals Neanderthal Mobility By ELENA BECATOROS, Associated Press Writer A 40,000-year-old tooth is seen in this undated hand out photo released by Greek Culture Ministry. Analysis of the tooth uncovered in southern Greece indicates for the first time that Neanderthals may have traveled more widely than previously thought, paleontologists announced on Friday, Feb. 8, 2008. (AP Photo/Greek Culture Ministry)(AP) -- Analysis of a 40,000-year-old tooth found in southern Greece suggests Neanderthals were more mobile than once thought, paleontologists said Friday. Analysis of the tooth - part of the first and only Neanderthal remains found in Greece - showed...
  • Freakish And Feathered Dinosaurs From China

    02/06/2008 4:06:07 PM PST · by Incorrigible · 20 replies · 162+ views
    Newhouse News ^ | 2/6/2008 | Joe Rojas-Burke
    Freakish And Feathered Dinosaurs From China By JOE ROJAS-BURKE   Workers piece together a lifelike model of a Mamenchisaurus for the 'China's Ancient Giants' museum exhibit. (Photo by Beth Nakamura)     PORTLAND, Ore. — Since the mid-1990s, China has rocked the paleontology world with a steady stream of dazzling finds, many dug from dry farmland west of Beijing in a province called Liaoning.There, about 130 million years ago, a series of volcanic eruptions entombed uncounted thousands of dinosaurs, along with primitive birds and mammals. The sudden burial in fine ash and mud preserved detailed features of bone, skin and...
  • Exceptional whale fossil found in Egyptian desert

    04/20/2005 10:09:49 AM PDT · by balrog666 · 200 replies · 3,319+ views
    Reuters Wire ^ | 18 April 2005 | Staff
    CAIRO (Reuters) - An American palaeontologist and a team of Egyptians have found the most nearly complete fossilised skeleton of the primitive whale Basilosaurus isis in Egypt's Western Desert, a university spokesman said on Monday. Philip Gingerich of the University of Michigan excavated the well-preserved skeleton, which is about 40 million years old, in a desert valley known as Wadi Hitan (the Valley of the Whales) southwest of Cairo, spokesman Karl Bates told Reuters. "His feeling is that it's the most complete -- the whole skeleton from stem to stern," said Bates. The skeleton, which is 18 metres (50 feet)...
  • (Watch This Movie Clip!) 10,000 B.C.

    07/14/2007 5:14:13 PM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 64 replies · 11,886+ views
    Yahoo! Movies ^ | July 14, 2007 | Yahoo! Movies
    10,000 B.C. (2008) Actors Steven Strait (D'Leh) Camilla Belle (Evolet) Omar Sharif Marco Khanlian (One Eye) Cliff Curtis Nathanael Baring Timothy Barlow (The Pyramid God) Mona Hammond (Old Mother) Reece Ritchie Joel Virgel Nakudu Mo Zinal Director by Roland Emmerich Director Epic tale that centers on three stages in the development of primitive man, as seen through a 21-year-old hunter from a primitive tribe who must hunt mammoth to survive. Release Date: March 7th, 2008 (wide) Distributors: Warner Bros. Pictures Distribution
  • Scientists Re-trace Evolution Via Ancient Protein

    08/17/2007 4:44:48 PM PDT · by blam · 76 replies · 2,266+ views
    Newswise ^ | 8-16-2007 | University Of Oregon
    Source: University of Oregon Released: Mon 13-Aug-2007, 15:00 ET Scientists Re-trace Evolution Via Ancient Protein Newswise — Scientists have determined for the first time the atomic structure of an ancient protein, revealing in unprecedented detail how genes evolved their functions. "Never before have we seen so clearly, so far back in time," said project leader Joe Thornton, an evolutionary biologist at the University of Oregon. "We were able to see the precise mechanisms by which evolution molded a tiny molecular machine at the atomic level, and to reconstruct the order of events by which history unfolded." The work involving the...
  • 'Tree Of Life' Has Lost A Branch, According To Largest Genetic Comparison Of Higher Life Forms Ever

    01/21/2008 3:22:36 PM PST · by blam · 12 replies · 395+ views
    Science Daily ^ | 1-21-2008 | University of Oslo
    'Tree Of Life' Has Lost A Branch, According To Largest Genetic Comparison Of Higher Life Forms EverThe four new super-groups of life are Plants (green and red algae, and plants; Opisthokonts (amoebas, fungi, and all animals—including humans; Excavates (free-living organisms and parasites; SAR (the new main group, an abbreviation of Stramenophiles, Alveolates, and Rhizaria, the names of some of its members). (Credit: Image courtesy of University of Oslo) ScienceDaily (Jan. 22, 2008) — Norwegian and Swiss biologists have made a startling discovery about the relationship between organisms that most people have never heard of. The Tree of Life must be...
  • Evolution Book Sees No Science-Religion Gap (according to the National Academy of Sciences)

    01/06/2008 6:13:07 PM PST · by neverdem · 166 replies · 231+ views
    NY Times ^ | January 4, 2008 | CORNELIA DEAN
    In 1984 and again in 1999, the National Academy of Sciences, the nation’s most eminent scientific organization, produced books on the evidence supporting the theory of evolution and arguing against the introduction of creationism or other religious alternatives in public school science classes. On Thursday, it produced a third. But this volume is unusual, people who worked on it say, because it is intended specifically for the lay public and because it devotes much of its space to explaining the differences between science and religion, and asserting that acceptance of evolution does not require abandoning belief in God. “We wanted...