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Fossil Discovery Is Heralded

No surprise to me, I've always been partial to the lemur side.


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Pogge:” This is the volume of a sphere with a 62 kilometer (about 39 miles) radius, which is considerably smaller than the 2,000 mile radius of the Earth.”
Wikipedia:” For Earth, the mean radius is 6,371.009 km(≈3,958.761 mi; ≈3,440.069 nmi).”
Wisp to Lester (on Pogge): Do you admit he was wrong about the basics?
Lester: No

 


Posts: 1747 | Posted: 11:43 PM on May 15, 2009 | IP
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Oh! I didn't even know about this controversy!

Thanks, Apoapsis!

Edit: It's almost funny the desperate way in which creationists cling to every little controversy in this field.
I mean... IT'S SCIENCE! Of course there's controversy!


(Edited by wisp 5/16/2009 at 10:04 PM).


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Quote from Lester10 at 2:51 PM on September 21, 2010 in the thread
Scientists assert (by Lester):

Ha Ha. (...) I've told you people endlessly about my evidence but you don't want to show me yours - you just assert.
porkchop
Would we see a mammal by the water's edge "suddenly" start breathing underwater(w/camera effect of course)?
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Posts: 3037 | Posted: 9:20 PM on May 16, 2009 | IP
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Another piece of the puzzle found.  
 


Posts: 1460 | Posted: 1:37 PM on May 17, 2009 | IP
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I'm quite excited to find out what creationists will try and do to debunk this one...



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Posts: 160 | Posted: 3:47 PM on May 19, 2009 | IP
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Ida looks a bit too good to be true. I think it would be wise to remain sceptical about this discovery until she has undergone closer scrutiny by a much wider range of scientists.
She is plausible and potentially very interesting but lets not forget Piltdown (it took nearly 40 years to prove that was a forgery) and other palaeontological embarrassments.

The spectacle of the media hype and erstwhile little known scientists using such intemperate and 'unscientific' language (calling her a 'missing link' for example) rings alarm bells for me.

I dont like to be a kill-joy but I think it is wise to remain sceptical and intellectually demanding with respect to such promising evidence.  History tells us that there is a tendency to drop our 'sceptical/intellectual' guard when given exactly what we want.

Lets wait to see what the broader scientific community makes of Ida before claiming too much from her discovery.



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Pictures from the press conference today, amazingly well preserved fossil, but the quarry it came from is known for that.  




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Pogge:” This is the volume of a sphere with a 62 kilometer (about 39 miles) radius, which is considerably smaller than the 2,000 mile radius of the Earth.”
Wikipedia:” For Earth, the mean radius is 6,371.009 km(≈3,958.761 mi; ≈3,440.069 nmi).”
Wisp to Lester (on Pogge): Do you admit he was wrong about the basics?
Lester: No

 


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The folks at Google certainly are an enlightened bunch - not Creationists, that's for sure.  Take a look at their Icon for today.  
 


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