Archive for October 25th, 2006

“Terror Bird”

Crypto, Dinosaurs in Literature, Giants in Those Days, s8int.com, Science, Uncategorized, Unexplained Artifact | Posted by Chris Parker
Oct 25 2006

Dog Swallower

“Imagine an ostrich with larger, more powerful legs and neck, armed with massive claws,” said Herculano Alvarenga, a terror-bird expert at the Museu de História Natural in Sao Paolo, Brazil.

“An ostrich, the largest living bird, can swallow an apple. But a phorusrhacid could swallow a medium-sized dog in one gulp,” Alvarenga said.

The smallest known terror bird, Psilopterus lemoinei, was the size of a harpy eagle and weighed about 18 pounds (8 kilograms). The largest terror bird was the gargantuan Brontornis burmeisteri, which stood nearly 10 feet (3 meters) tall and weighed a whopping 1,100 pounds (500 kilograms).

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‘Jurassic beaver’ Found in China
Oops! Evol Theory “off” by 100 Million years?

Church of Darwin, Science, Uncategorized, Unexplained Artifact | Posted by Chris Parker
Oct 25 2006

 

“And God said, Let the earth bring forth the living creature after his kind, cattle, and creeping thing, and beast of the earth after his kind: and it was so. And God made the beast of the earth after his kind, and cattle after their kind, and every thing that creepeth upon the earth after his kind: and God saw that it was good.”..Genesis 1 “

Photo: An artist’s impression of Castorocauda lustrasimilis

“ The discovery of a beaver-like fossil that lived when the dinosaurs ruled the Earth could challenge some currently accepted ideas on mammal evolution.

“ Castorocauda lutrasimilis, which was unearthed in China, is a species previously unknown to science.

“ It dates back to 164 million years ago, a time when mammals were thought to be primitive creatures confined to land. But this animal was adapted to life in water, meaning scientists may now have to rethink their theories.

“ The fossil was found in the Middle Jurassic Jiulongshan Formation, a deposit rich in the remains of dinosaurs, early insects and other organisms. The creature had fur, a broad scaly tail, and webbed feet for swimming. It was about 42cm in length and had seal-like teeth for eating fish. Castorocauda lutrasimilis resembled a modern-day beaver, but belonged to a group that became extinct long before rodents appeared.

“ Aquatic mammal

“ Such advanced features have surprised many scientists, suggesting mammals that lived during the hey-day of the dinosaurs had already conquered a variety of environments. The mammals of the time were once thought to be largely primitive shrew-like creatures, scuttling at the feet of dinosaurs, and only flourishing when the dinosaurs died out some 65 million years ago.

“ Commenting on the find, revealed in the journal Science, Thomas Martin of the Forschungsinstitut Senckenberg in Frankfurt, Germany, said it showed mammals had conquered the water 100 million years earlier than previously thought.

“ “This exciting fossil is a further jigsaw-puzzle piece in a series of recent discoveries, demonstrating that the diversity and early evolutionary history of mammals were much more complex than perceived less than a decade ago,” he wrote.

“ Image courtesy of Mark A Klinger/CMNH.

Ancient Syrian Duck Billed Dinosaur Lamp?

Crypto, Dinosaurs in Literature, Uncategorized, Unexplained Artifact | Posted by Chris Parker
Oct 25 2006

 

Duck-Billed dinosaurs are said to have been the most common dinosaur type. Having seen thousands of current drawings representing various types of duck-bills, we’re confident that this ancient Syrian artifact represents one of those animals.

Rarely are these animals depicted with horns or beards as the ancient artist has done here, (he/she actually knows what the animal looked like). If one looks closely at the mouth (duck bill), jawline, eyes and head shape, compared to examples we’ve provided of certain duck billed dinosaurs, it seems clear what this artifact represents.

How would an ancient artist sculpt an accurate depiction of a duck billed dinosaur, hundreds of years before dinosaurs were “discovered” if he hadn’t seen one alive? Make up your own mind if the artist sculpted a mythological creature–or a living animal. The information presented below has an evolutionary prespective that we don’t agree with.

 

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