Archive for August, 2006

Russian “Plesiosaurus” Looking a Lot Like Beluga-Whale-a-Saurus

Crypto, Uncategorized, Unexplained Artifact | Posted by Chris Parker
Aug 31 2006

 Top Photo: Beluga whale skull and creature.

Bottom Photo:Plesiosaur Skull and creature.

 

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Ancient Historical Records Of Human Longevity From Other Nations

Science, Sophistication of Ancestors, Uncategorized, Unexplained Artifact | Posted by Chris Parker
Aug 31 2006

 

Genesis 6

The Wickedness and Judgment of Man“Now it came to pass, when men began to multiply on the face of the earth, and daughters were born to them, that the sons of God saw the daughters of men, that they were beautiful; and they took wives for themselves of all whom they chose.And the LORD said, “My Spirit shall not strive with man forever, for he is indeed flesh; yet his days shall be one hundred and twenty years.”

Data From 88 Generations of Kings of China – 2943 B.C.-314 B.C.

 

The Shu Ching is the ancient Chinese Book of History, listing the names of each king backwards to the very dawn of Chinese civilization. It is interesting that when the time span of each generation is drawn on a graph, the generation time averages about 25 years, UNTIL you get back to 2355 B.C. in the reign of the Emperor Yao (in whose time a great flood covered the whole Earth) when the generation time period starts increasing steadily up to 100 years.

The Shu Ching is the ancient Chinese Book of History, listing the names of each king backwards to the very dawn of Chinese civilization. It is interesting that when the time span of each generation is drawn on a graph, the generation time averages about 25 years, UNTIL you get back to 2355 B.C. in the reign of the Emperor Yao (in whose time a great flood covered the whole Earth) when the generation time period starts increasing steadily up to 100 years.It will be recalled that in the Bible it says that before Noah the age at which people had their children was about 100 years”.

 

Painting:Jacob and Joseph in Egypt. Joseph lived to be 110 years old.

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Photos of Russian “Plesiosaur”

Crypto, Science, Uncategorized, Unexplained Artifact | Posted by Chris Parker
Aug 29 2006

Last week on our Blog we reported that Fishermen of the island of Sajalín, in the Far East of Russia, found the remains of an enormous unknown marine animal, ..this reported by Vladímir Bedzhísov, director of the department of Culture of the region of Sajalín.

“One of the fishermen tried to identify the creature with the help of an encyclopedia and, to his surprise, discovered that the animal resembled a plesiosaur (prehistoric marine reptile)”, Bedzhísov stated in his report to Interfax News Agency.

Here are the photos.

 

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Polynesian Bird Man Likely a Pterosaur Representation

Crypto, Dinosaurs in Literature, Science, Uncategorized, Unexplained Artifact | Posted by Chris Parker
Aug 29 2006

 

If it is difficult for paleoentologists to recreate or to identify pterosaur species from a few bones, it is just as difficult to identify pterosaur representations from ancient representations from art. For example, there are a number of birds that look similar to various species of pterosaur, including pelicans and herons.

Here we believe that a positive pterosaur identification can be made because in addition to the closeness in appearance to a number of pterosaur species, the artifact also clearly features a “batlike” pterosaur type wing rather than a birds wing.

This piece is Polynesian, from Easter Island. The Pacific Island group includes Easter Island and Papua New Guinea. Papua New Guinea is the site of many eyewitness acocounts of the years of Ropens or pterosaurs, with wings spans ranging from 3 to 4 feet all the way up to the size of a piper cub airplane.

When describing the Ropen, a characteristic often mentioned that is not included in pterosaur recreations are dermal humps along the back. This ancient piece also appears to include these dermal humps.

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How Modern were European Neanderthals?

Church of Darwin, Science, Sophistication of Ancestors, Uncategorized | Posted by Chris Parker
Aug 25 2006

 Eurekalert

Neandertals were much more like modern humans than had been previously thought, according to a re-examination of finds from one of the most famous palaeolithic sites in Europe by Bristol University archaeologist, Professor Joao Zilhao, and his French colleagues.

Professor Zilhao has been able to show that sophisticated artefacts such as decorated bone points and personal ornaments found in the Châtelperronian culture of France and Spain were genuinely associated with Neandertals around 44,000 years ago, rather than acquired from modern humans who might have been living nearby. His findings are published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS) USA.

The site from which this Neandertal culture derives its name is the Grotte de Fées at Châtelperron in Central France, first excavated in the 1840s. It has been one of the most important and controversial places to understand how modern humans that had previously moved out of Africa replaced the Neandertals, often portrayed as more ‘primitive’.

In the conventional interpretation of the rock strata of the site, the cave was thought to have evidence of both modern human and Neandertal occupation in interleaved layers.

The fact that Neandertals came back to the site after modern humans had lived in it for quite some time would prove the long-term contemporaneity of the two groups, and validate the notion that the cultural novelties seen among the latest Neandertals represented immitation or borrowing, not innovation.

Now archaeologists can show that the Grotte des Fées stratigraphic pattern is illusory because the supposedly Neandertal levels overlying those belonging to the modern human Aurignacian culture are in fact backdirt from nineteenth-century fossil hunting.

According to Professor Zilhao and his team, this adds to the evidence from other sites in the region that the Neandertals already had the capacity for symbolic thinking before the arrival of the modern humans into western Europe, which has been radiocarbon dated to around 40,000 years ago.

Professor Zilhao said: “This discovery, along with research on the rock strata at other cave sites, has huge implications for how we view the European Neandertals and, more widely, human evolution. The differences between Neandertals and modern humans may be much less than had been previously thought, suggesting that human cognition and symbolic thinking may date back to before the two sub-species split around 400,000 years ago.”

 

Pruning the Human Family Tree
New doubts are cast on the existence of a “hobbit” species.

Church of Darwin, Science, Uncategorized | Posted by Chris Parker
Aug 25 2006

August 24, 2006

To illustrate the deformities in the “hobbit” skull, David Frayer at the University of Kansas took an image of one half of the skull, created a mirror image of it and spliced them together to show how different the skull would look if it were symmetrical. The photo on the left shows the actual “Hobbit” skull. The photo in the center shows the right half of the skull spliced together with its mirror image, and the photo on the right shows the left half of the skull with its mirror image. (Courtesy of David Frayer, Etty Indriati, and PNAS)

A discovery that has been hailed as the most important development in human evolution in the last 50 years has formally come under scientific attack this week, as a draft of a study to be published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS) has begun circulating among scientists and journalists. The study provides scientific evidence that the so-called “hobbit” bones found in 2003 on the Indonesian island of Flores belonged to a pygmy with a skull-deforming condition called microcephaly, not a member of a previously unknown species of human being  

The controversial bones were excavated by a joint Australian and Indonesian research team led by Mike Morwood, an archaeologist at Australia’s University of New England. The excavations uncovered the remains of up to seven individuals, but only one skull with a receding chin, strangely shaped premolar teeth, and a brain size measured at 380 ccs–less than a third the size of a modern human brain. Some of the 18,000-year-old skull’s other traits seemed to resemble Australopithecus or Homo erectus. The researchers claimed it was a new species, which they named Homo floresiensis (see Indonesia’s Lost World: Shaking Up the Family Tree). 

Soon after Morwood’s team published their results in the October 28, 2004, edition of Nature, the bones were–depending on whom you ask–either appropriated by or loaned to Teuku Jacob, a senior paleoanthropologist at Indonesia’s Gadjah Mada University. Jacob, who has always maintained that the bones were from a very small Homo sapiens (modern human) suffering from microcephaly, is one of the authors of the new study in PNAS. His main arguments against calling the “hobbit” a new species are summarized below. 

*        Pygmies living in a village near Liang Bua cave where the bones were found display many of the distinctive dental traits used to define the new species. 

*        The hobbit’s leg bones are abnormally thick and round, and have very weak muscle attachments, probably indicating some kind of growth disorder. 

*        The “hobbit’s” skull is deformed in a way that makes it less symmetrical than a healthy human skull, a strong indicator that the individual suffered from a pathological condition like microcephaly. 

*        The lack of a chin was also used a defining characteristic for Homo floresiensis, but some of the local pygmies also lack chins. 

“From the very beginning the scientific case for Homo floresiensis being a new species was very weak on the evidence and very implausible on the science,” said Robert Eckhart a paleoanthropologist at Penn State University, one of the study’s authors. Jacob’s group plans to follow this study with a series of articles presenting additional evidence to support their case. 

Zach Zorich is is an associate editor at ARCHAEOLOGY.
© 2006 by the Archaeological Institute of America
www.archaeology.org/online/features/flores/hobbit.html 

 

Global Distribution of Pyramids

s8int.com, Science, Sophistication of Ancestors, The Flood of Noah, Uncategorized, Unexplained Artifact | Posted by Chris Parker
Aug 24 2006

Photo:Pyramids Found in Italy?

Could the Tower of Babel have been a Pyramid? Dr. Paiva has a theory about the increasingly evident worldwide distribution of pyramidal structures.

“The enclosed data reflect the global distribution of towers in a post-Flood world. It should be remembered that the fundamental outlook for centuries in the post-deluvian environment was how to survive another world hydraulic inundation.

Statements from Noah, Ham, Shem and Japheth would mean little when compared to a constant presence of water and an unseen cause of the destruction.

Nimrod, great-grandson of Noah, capitalized on this fear for personal ambitious reasons. The development of towers continued after the confusion of communication in Shinar.

These towers are normally associated with a city complex, which were developed in post-deluvian times and are probably an integral part of Nimrod’s survival methods.

All pyramid cities are for this research considered post-Babel. The Babel tower and city development after dispersion were continued in Central America, South America, North Africa and Asia.

It is apparent from Chapter IV; Section II of the Josephus’ Antiquities of the Jews, that the “tower” being constructed in Shinar was in fact a means of surviving another world inundation from God; therefore a global system of refuge from another flood was required…..at least so says Nimrod.

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Once Again, Mayan Heron, or Mayan Pterosaur?

Crypto, Dinosaurs in Literature, s8int.com, Uncategorized, Unexplained Artifact | Posted by Chris Parker
Aug 23 2006

 

 

 

 

 

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Europeans Could Be 5% “Neanderthal”?

Church of Darwin, Science, Uncategorized, Unexplained Artifact | Posted by Chris Parker
Aug 23 2006

 

Washington, Aug 23 : A recent study by a researcher from the University of Southern California has revealed that individuals of European descent could be up to five percent Neanderthal, while West Africans could be related to an archaic human population.

Professor Vincent Plagnol in the University’s Department of Molecular and Computational Biology has said that a study of genes of people from Yoruba and individuals living in Utah with ancestry from Northern and Western Europe revealed the existence of archaic DNA in the genes.

This countered the view that modern humans left Africa and replaced all other existing hominid populations, he said.

“Instead of a population that left Africa 100,000 years ago and replaced all other archaic human groups, we propose that this population interacted with another population that had been in Europe for much longer, maybe 400,000 years,” Discovery News quoted Prof. Plagnol, co-author of the study as saying.

For their study, Prof. Plagnol and his colleague Prof. Jeffrey Wall analyzed patterns of ancestral linkage in 135 modern individuals.

Using statistics and computer modelling, they focused on linkage disequilibriums, or sections within genes that did not make sense if only modern human matings were considered.

According to the paper, which was published in PLoS Genetics, missing genetic links only fit if some other hominid population was introduced into the model.

“We considered the data from modern human DNA and fitted a model to explain what we see. We found that a simple model cannot explain the data if we do not add an ‘ancestral population.’ If this population did not cross with modern humans — or almost did not — the effect is too small to explain the data. We find that a rate of five percent is what is needed to explain what we see,” said Prof. Plagnol.

They said that portions of the European genome, such as those associated with nuclear DNA might still harbour the Neanderthal imprint.

Prof. Plagnol said different parts of the genome hade different ancestry, so an individual could have a fraction of a certain chromosome that was inherited from a Neanderthal, but then possess “very typical homo sapiens mtDNA”.

Alan Templeton, professor of Evolutionary and Population Programs at the University of Michigan, who also conducted DNA studies and came to similar conclusion said, that “humans who were in Africa and humans who were in Eurasia were regularly interchanging genes”.

“There was interbreeding and when humans came out of Africa 100,000 years ago they did not replace these other human populations in Eurasia,” he said.

Source NewKerala.com

Do the Pre-Historic Nuclear Reactors at Oklo Falsify Young Earth Creationism?

s8int.com, Science, Sophistication of Ancestors, The Flood of Noah, Uncategorized, Unexplained Artifact | Posted by Chris Parker
Aug 22 2006

And, the destruction of the human genome and the end of man–a Conversation.  

 

 

 

 

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