extinct animal found!

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  1. ErikB

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    And where did they find the first recorded specimen in over 11 million years?

    On sale at a meat market.
     
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    Cool, now bring on the dinosaurs!
     
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    I wonder if it is tasty?
    Probably not.
     
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    A rat by any other name, is still a rat
     
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    First the furry lobster and now the squirrel-rat.


    Mmmmm .... surf 'n turf.
     
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    Yay, we found a...rodent? 'Cause rats and squirrels aren't annoying enough, we need a squirrel-rat?
     
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    Decided to show up after 11 million years? Where it's been?
     
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    New York sewer
     
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    Nothing can be 11 millions of years extict because the world isnt' that old. Carbon dating is a joke, the previous fossils were no more than a few thousand years old. Nobody had found one before now. There are lots of animals noone has ever found yet. The furry lobster is a good example.
     
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    *bzzzzt*

    Out of bounds!
     
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    This feels too much like watching the G1 Transformers. Heh. Get it?
    11 million years? 4 million for some of us.
    :lol 
     
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    Science would like to dissagree. :lol  Go study your geology.




    Anyway, its still a rat. I want some dinosaurs. I needs me a T-Rex burger.
     
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    Certainly looks nutritious enough...
     
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    I have. There are pictures of the side of a mountain that was being excavated. You know those layers that they say are each an age? An estimated period of time that were formed by all the dead plants and animals? Well there were petrified trees standing vertical across about 500,000 years worth. Now how did those trees not become part of a layer? How did they stand for all those years as everything around them died and turned to rocks?
    I have to go to bed tonight, but I'll see if I can find that pic to post sometime later.
    Oh, and that is just a scratch in the scientific stuff that has been presented to shoot down evolution.

    Oh, and Omnibus Prime... this is a discussion of different scientific beliefs. That is not out of bounds. Keep the religious stuff out of it and I will too.
     
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    "Nothing can be 11 millions of years extict because the world isnt' that old. Carbon dating is a joke, the previous fossils were no more than a few thousand years old. Nobody had found one before now. There are lots of animals noone has ever found yet. The furry lobster is a good example."

    ....................you serious? wow....srry but carbon dating works, world is hella old and yet so young in the scheme of thins, srry man. just my opinion.
     
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    Well, without seeing the pictures, it sounds like you're describing a petrified trees cutting across 500,000 years of rock. The reason that the tree wouldnt be compactecd into a layer is because the tree probally would have been very old to begin with. First off, the law of crosscutting relationships tells us that any rock cutting another must be younger than the rock it cuts across. The tree may be older than 500,000 years, but the rock is not. For the sake of argument, lets say that the tree is a large redwood next to a mountian. The tree is quite large, and has been there for a thousand years. A mudslide comes along and covers some of the base of the tree. Through many thousands of years, the unstable mountian has many more landslides/mudslides and the tree is eventually covered and dies. (each landslide may deposit diffrent sediment because the wind eroded the rocks at the top of the mountian, creating diffrent top soils.) The tree is slowly eaten away by bacteria, as the mud from the mudslides are slowly compacted and cemented into hard rock. After the tree is gone, all that is left is the cast of the tree. Slowly through time, rainfall percolates down through the rock and picks up minerals as it goes down. The water begins to drip into the cast, bringing the minerals with it and slowly they fill the cast. The minerals are cemented together by the water, and when its all done, what you're left with is a nice petrified tree.
     
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