Archive for September, 2005

Foetuses Found at Bogota Airport

Uncategorized | Posted by Chris Parker
Sep 30 2005

BBC News:

Police said the foetuses might have been meant for Satanic rituals.

Colombian police have found the bodies of three human foetuses hidden in statues destined for the United States.

The discovery was made by officers searching for contraband at Bogota Airport on Tuesday.

The corpses were wrapped in plastic and concealed inside statues of Christian icons, which were smashed open.

Colombian police chief Gen Jord Alirio Varon said the four- to five-month-old foetuses could have been intended for use in Satanic rituals.

Gen Varon said the foetuses were found alongside crucifixes and medals.

He said officials are trying to find out who sent the packages, which came from Barranquilla in Colombia and were destined for Miami in the US.

Intelligent Design Theory A.D. 55?

Religious, Science, Uncategorized | Posted by Chris Parker
Sep 30 2005

A.D. 2005: “The theory of intelligent design (ID) holds that certain features of the universe and of living things are best explained by an intelligent cause rather than an undirected process such as natural selection. ID is thus a scientific disagreement with the core claim of evolutionary theory that the apparent design of living systems is an illusion.

In a broader sense, Intelligent Design is simply the science of design detection — how to recognize patterns arranged by an intelligent cause for a purpose. Design detection is used in a number of scientific fields, including anthropology, forensic sciences that seek to explain the cause of events such as a death or fire, cryptanalysis and the search for extraterrestrial intelligence (SETI). An inference that certain biological information may be the product of an intelligent cause can be tested or evaluated in the same manner as scientists daily test for design in other sciences.”…Intelligent Design Network

A.D. 50: ” The wrath of God is being revealed from heaven against all the godlessness and wickedness of men who suppress the truth by their wickedness, since what may be known about God is plain to them, because God has made it plain to them.

For since the creation of the world God’s invisible qualities—his eternal power and divine nature—have been clearly seen, being understood from what has been made, so that men are without excuse.

For although they knew God, they neither glorified him as God nor gave thanks to him, but their thinking became futile and their foolish hearts were darkened. Although they claimed to be wise, they became fools…” Romans 1

Sounds of Champ

Crypto, Science, Uncategorized | Posted by Chris Parker
Sep 29 2005

In our story of last year about Champ, we had a link to the sounds that researchers believe may have been generated by the animal. That link had changed and so has been corrected on the page.

If you want to read the story, Click Here

If you want to hear how Champ may sound underwater, Click Here

The” Hessa Serpent” Sighting

Crypto, Uncategorized | Posted by Chris Parker
Sep 28 2005

Arnt Helge Molvaer had gone for a walk along the fjord. Then he saw a strange creature coming from the left, swimming 200 meters off and parallell to the shore line.

He described it like this: it was 75 to 95 feet long and 4.5 feet across, and tapering towards both ends.

….Carrion eating: After passing Molvær the animal detected the whale carcass and dragged it further away from the shore, “at quite a speed”, Molvær said. He was astonished at its strength and agility.

This feat is remarkable; never being observed before by anyone…

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First Pictures of Live Giant Squid in its Natural Habitat: Water?

Crypto, Science, Uncategorized | Posted by Chris Parker
Sep 28 2005

NewsScientist News Service: The first ever pictures of a live giant squid in its natural environment have been snapped in deep water off Japan. Working with a cheap camera and a fishing boat, the two Japanese researchers have succeeded where millions of dollars and international film crews have failed.

“This is very exciting. These pictures are a major leap forward for us,” says squid expert Mark Norman of Museum Victoria in Melbourne, Australia.

Tsunemi Kubodera of the National Science Museum in Tokyo and Kyoichi Mori of the Ogasawara Whale Watching Association in Tokyo collected more than 550 digital images taken over more than four hours. These show the squid repeatedly attempting to detach a bait dangling beneath the camera, which was at a depth of 900 metres.

During these attempts, the club of one of the squid’s long feeding tentacles became caught in the bait equipment. It eventually broke off, and the team retrieved and genetically sequenced the 5.5-metre-long severed section to confirm that the animal was indeed Architeuthis dux. They estimate the squid’s total length was at least eight metres.

The images are set to change ideas about the giant squid’s predatory techniques. Despite its ferocious reputation in myth, experts had thought that A. dux was a sluggish predator that dangled its two long feeding tentacles like fishing rods to snare passing prey.

“But the pictures show an animal that’s more like a python striking a rat,” points out Norman.

Coiled tentacles
The giant squid used its tentacles to grab at the bait, then coiled them into a ball, much in the way that pythons rapidly envelop their prey within coils of their body after striking, the two researchers report.

The pair chose their spot carefully. They knew that sperm whales – the main predator of giant squid – gather to feed in the region, adjacent to a steep, canyoned continental slope approximately 10-15 kilometres southeast of Chichijima Island. Remains of A. dux have previously been reported floating at the surface in this spot, and have been recovered from fishing boats operating in the area.

The researchers’ persistence over three years paid off spectacularly when they finally took their snapshots, says Norman. He predicts that the new images may now drive more targeted attempts to film the squid by submarines and film crews.

Juvenile specimens of A. dux have been collected from the wild by Steve O’Shea of the Auckland University of Technology in New Zealand, but despite repeated attempts, this is the first time a live adult has been observed. .

Journal reference: Proceedings of the Royal Society B (DOI: 10.1098/rspb.2005.3158)

Nitschke Effigy Mounds

Dinosaurs in Literature, Science, Sophistication of Ancestors, Uncategorized, Unexplained Artifact | Posted by Chris Parker
Sep 27 2005

The well-known and documented Nitschke Mounds are comprised of 2 mound groupings with a total of 62 effigy, conical and linear mounds. Forty-six of these mounds were identified in the northern group – located on the now County-owned property.

Here at s8int.com, we never hesitate to step in and help out whenever we see an opportunity. Here, we offer our inexpert alternative solution to to mystery of one of the the giant ancient effigy mounds there in Wisconsin.

You’re welcome!

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Could “Floresiensis” “Evolve” from Non-Human to Fully Human in 6 Months?

Church of Darwin, Science, Uncategorized | Posted by Chris Parker
Sep 26 2005

Researchers Say Hobbit was Human (Floresiensis’s pants by s8int.com)

A 3-foot-tall female skeleton discovered in Indonesia last year dubbed “The Hobbit” and believed to be separate human species may have been a diseased human.

….The bones were discovered at a dig at Liang Bua, a limestone cave deep in the Flores jungle. Analysis of the 18,000-year-old remains showed the Hobbit had reached adulthood, according to Indonesian anthropologist Teuku Jacob, who declared the bones to be those of a modern human.

….Jacob and other researchers say the condition the female suffered from was microcephaly, characterized by a small brain, but it can also be associated with dwarfism, as well as abnormalities of the face and jaw.

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Researchers Predict Infinite Genomes

Science, Uncategorized | Posted by Chris Parker
Sep 23 2005

Rockville, MD — Ever since the genomics revolution took off, scientists have been busily deciphering vast numbers of genomes. Cataloging. Analyzing. Comparing. Public databases hold 239 complete bacterial genomes alone.

Photo: Bacillus anthracis. (Image courtesy of Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory)

But scientists at The Institute for Genomic Research (TIGR) have come to a startling conclusion.

Armed with the powerful tools of comparative genomics and mathematics, TIGR scientists have concluded that researchers might never fully describe some bacteria and viruses–because their genomes are infinite.

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Ancient Mayan Pterosaur?

Crypto, Science, Uncategorized, Unexplained Artifact | Posted by Chris Parker
Sep 23 2005

From the placard describing this object: This object is a Mayan incised lidded bowl, Early “Classic Period”, with ring foot, cylindrical sides, surmounted on the top by a conical-shaped lid with “avial” head as handle.

Here at s8int.com, we immediately saw the object as something a little more special than just a “bird”. We thought it looked a whole lot like a pterosaur–but–we’re going to, as usual let the photos speak for themselves.

We do think that if you’ve looked through the dinosaurs in literature section this piece has been added to –and still remain unconvinced that dinosaurs and man co-existed, then you are —-extraordinarily hard to convince!

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SO, PYRAMIDS, OR SOMETHING ELSE?

Science, Uncategorized, Unexplained Artifact | Posted by Chris Parker
Sep 20 2005

A joint expedition of Russian and Uzbek archaeologists has discovered several ancient pyramids in Uzbekistan.

According to the scientists, these 15-metre-high constructions concealed for human eyes may be at least 2,700 years old. The ancient pyramids were discovered in a remote mountains area, in Kashkadaryin and Samarkand regions, in the south of the country, BBC reports.

Archaeologists state that the discovered pyramids are similar to that ones of Giza, Egypt, though in contrast of them, Uzbek pyramids they have a flat surface.

According to the experts, thanks to their remoteness, the pyramids were not taken to pieces to serve as a building material for a later epoch.

Though it is not obligatory, that the Uzbek pyramids had the same purpose as the Egyptian ones. That could be religious constructions, all the more that they are almost two times younger. Pyramids were also built in Northern America, in Africa, by ancient Ethiopians, while Mesopotamian pyramidal towers are also sometimes compared with Egyptian pyramids, however in scientific circles this considered to be incorrect.

According to archaeologists, if the constructions are really pyramids, this is a very important discovery, taking into account that nothing of the kind was found in this area before. Now, the task of the scientist is to link the find with chronology and known local cults, to clear up what was the purpose of these constructions: tombs, temples, or something else…

Yelena Kiseleva PRAVDA.Ru Translated by Vera Solovieva

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