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Old 03-30-2007, 12:34 PM   #16
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At the time of the dinosaur demise, mammals were small, about the size of shrews and cats. The long-standing idea has been that once the dinosaurs were gone, mammals were suddenly free to exploit new food sources and habitats, and as a result they produced a burst of new species.

The new study says that happened to some extent,* but that the new species largely led to evolutionary dead ends. In contrast, no such explosion of species was found among the ancestors of modern-day mammals like rodents, cats, horses, elephants and people.

Instead, researchers report in Thursday's issue of the journal Nature, they showed an initial burst between 100 million about 85 million years ago, with another between about 55 million and 35 million years ago.*
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It sounds more like a refinement of the basic evolutionary model rather than an outright debunking of the theory, to me. And an initial burst that encompasses a period between 100 million and 85 million years ago, and another burst that includes a period between 55 million and 35 million years ago, doesn't lead me to conclude that the new species were magically molded from clay earth in a single 24-hour day. What am I missing?

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Old 03-30-2007, 12:45 PM   #17
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"I was flabbergasted," said study co-author Ross MacPhee, curator of vertebrate zoology at the American Museum of Natural History in New York.

Flabbergasted. I myst make it a point to use this word more often!
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Old 03-30-2007, 12:46 PM   #18
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"I was flabbergasted," said study co-author Ross MacPhee, curator of vertebrate zoology at the American Museum of Natural History in New York.

Flabbergasted. I myst make it a point to use this word more often!
freudian slip?

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Old 03-30-2007, 12:46 PM   #19
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"I was flabbergasted," said study co-author Ross MacPhee, curator of vertebrate zoology at the American Museum of Natural History in New York.

Flabbergasted. I myst make it a point to use this word more often!
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Old 03-30-2007, 12:46 PM   #20
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"I was flabbergasted," said study co-author Ross MacPhee, curator of vertebrate zoology at the American Museum of Natural History in New York.

Flabbergasted. I myst make it a point to use this word more often!
freudian slip?
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Old 03-30-2007, 01:09 PM   #21
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Old 03-30-2007, 01:10 PM   #22
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Old 03-30-2007, 01:11 PM   #23
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:lol::lol::lol:

One of the most irrational of all the conventions of modern society is the one to the effect that religious opinions should be respected....That they should have this immunity is an outrage. There is nothing in religious ideas, as a class, to lift them above other ideas. On the contrary, they are always dubious and often quite silly.
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Old 03-30-2007, 01:12 PM   #24
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Hey, hey hey ... but I didn't SAY anything. Right? Right?
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Old 03-30-2007, 01:13 PM   #25
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I guess his T shirt was telling the truth



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Old 03-30-2007, 01:15 PM   #26
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Old 03-30-2007, 01:20 PM   #27
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Okay, I'll admit it. That picture was fucking funny. .. Love the photoshopped tshirt!
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Old 03-30-2007, 01:43 PM   #28
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Can you please elaborate on why you posted this?

You do understand that when scientific theories are disproven, this in no way supports any "godidit" ideas?

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"I was flabbergasted," said study co-author Ross MacPhee, curator of vertebrate zoology at the American Museum of Natural History in New York

I don't see why he should be "flabbergasted". It's not like he was shown videos in high school of this now debunked theory.. as if it were fact... like I was. :rolleyes:

p.s. If something like this can "flabbergast" mainstream scientists, I can't wait to see their reaction to more evidence of a world wide flood and it's effect on their precious theories.
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Old 03-30-2007, 01:44 PM   #29
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What a pathetic attempt at trolling, cunt* Xans.

*Sorry, typo. The "c" is right next to the "X," the "u" is a vowel, much like "a," and the "t" is...er...also typed with the left hand. Or something.

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