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(CNN)   Toothless, two-legged crocodile ancestor that walked upright and had a beak instead of teeth discovered... in the basement of New York's American Museum of Natural History   ( cnn.com) divider line
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2006-01-26 03:36:46 PM  
Yeah. Evolutions on a roll now..."Hey...let's throw around all sorts of unfounded assertions and call it"science"....and hey, by the way, what can we call this guy?
 
2006-01-26 03:41:08 PM  
Time to rent the movie Relic again.
 
2006-01-26 03:56:35 PM  
piscis ferox
Yeah. Evolutions on a roll now..."Hey...let's throw around all sorts of unfounded assertions and call it"science"....and hey, by the way, what can we call this guy?

Put down the Jack Daniels.
 
2006-01-26 04:01:10 PM  
piscis ferox

Yeah. Evolution[']s on a roll now..."Hey...let's throw around all sorts of unfounded assertions and call it"science"....

Whoah... ladies and gentlemen, it seems we have us here one of them creationist types. A brave soul, indeed... and Boobies to boot.

/dons flame-retardant underwear
 
2006-01-26 04:27:35 PM  
Was it next to the CHUDs?
 
2006-01-26 04:46:37 PM  
piscis ferox: let's throw around all sorts of unfounded assertions and call it "science"

Unfounded by 99.99999% of all scientists.
Unfounded by museums full of evidence.
Unfounded by millions of peer-reviewed articles.

Now, do you have another theory which is more complete than evolution, or are you just going to appeal to ignorance and play the argument from incredulity card?
 
2006-01-26 04:59:27 PM  
Shows what happens when you outsource. I had forgotten all about that.

Oh, hey, did you guys find the Sleestacks yet? No? Oh, man, you guys are gonna freak.

xxxooo,

The Big Guy
 
2006-01-26 05:27:50 PM  
Now I know what became of my ex-girlfriend.
 
2006-01-26 05:35:52 PM  
Mama?
 
2006-01-26 05:36:00 PM  
Mom?
 
2006-01-26 05:37:04 PM  
This happens more than you'd think, although not on such a large scale. Some museums have such huge collections that they really have no idea what's down there; they don't have the staff (read: volunteers) available to catalogue it all, and if they did it would take years.

What I wouldn't give to run loose in the AMNH vaults with a cast cutter and some dental picks and brushes...
 
2006-01-26 05:37:09 PM  
Toothless, two-legged crocodile ancestor that walked upright and had a beak instead of teeth discovered...

That's no way to talk about __________.

/with Mad Lib goodness
 
2006-01-26 05:37:26 PM  
Damn you, mrdmented

/and your mama, too!
 
2006-01-26 05:37:46 PM  
Dad?
 
2006-01-26 05:38:59 PM  
Rosebud?
 
2006-01-26 05:39:23 PM  
I'm sure the Ark of the Covenant is around there somewhere.
 
2006-01-26 05:39:26 PM  
Senator Kerry?
 
2006-01-26 05:39:34 PM  
Wow what a perfect article. I'm glad they didn't muddy up up with any unnecessary fluff.... like say maybe a picture of the damn thing!
 
2006-01-26 05:39:41 PM  
Not that I don't believe in evolution, but why is it just a theory and not a law?
 
2006-01-26 05:40:49 PM  
What I want to know is, who are these people who help Creationists use computers? I mean, somebody is wiping the slobber from off of their mouths, helping them sit upright in front of the "pretty magic box," and typing their nonsense for them. Is it a special charity?

BTW, these kind of discoveries in museum collections occur fairly often. Paleontologists and archaeologists can make whole careers sifing through the tons of unresearched or badly researched artifacts in collections. Sometimes major discoveries are made.

Remember that often, artifacts are sent to museums to be studied -- then funding falls through, and the artifacts sit around for decades.
 
2006-01-26 05:41:06 PM  
Umm, it is a bird. Walks on two legs, beark. That seems to fit the definition of a bird
 
2006-01-26 05:41:32 PM  
www.stevethepro.ukf.net
www.executiveranch.net
 
2006-01-26 05:42:16 PM  
I call the big one Bitey.
 
2006-01-26 05:43:04 PM  
"This is a case of convergence with the ostrich dinosaur. It evolved more than once."

Things can evolve MORE THAN ONCE?
 
2006-01-26 05:43:36 PM  
insane_idoru:

This happens more than you'd think, although not on such a large scale. Some museums have such huge collections that they really have no idea what's down there; they don't have the staff (read: volunteers) available to catalogue it all, and if they did it would take years.

What I wouldn't give to run loose in the AMNH vaults with a cast cutter and some dental picks and brushes...


So soon you'll be able to practice archaeology inside museums?
 
2006-01-26 05:43:59 PM  
jakeclifford

A law is mathematically proven. Since biology isn't math, it's just a theory. However, in this sense, theory is used in the scientific sense and means "almost entirely proven and widely accepted."

For another theory to compete with current evolutionary theory, it must be proven on its own merits, not the flaws in another theory.

Also, evolutionary theory does not account for the creation of life, as this is outside of its sphere of inquiry. It only deals with how life changes, not where life comes from.

Talk Origins (pops) has more details.
 
2006-01-26 05:44:00 PM  
but the bigger question is, how did submitters mom get in the basement of this museum?
 
2006-01-26 05:44:05 PM  
Allright, I know the Internet isn't that big, and they both deal in the same sort of thing, but this is like the 5th link today that has come from
http://dailygrail.com/
 
2006-01-26 05:44:24 PM  
Was it a primitive O'rly Bird?

img54.imageshack.us
 
2006-01-26 05:44:52 PM  
piscis ferox: Yeah. EvolutionsIntelligent design's on a roll now..."Hey...let's throw around all sorts of unfounded assertions and call it"science"....

Fixed.
 
2006-01-26 05:45:06 PM  
whiteafrican.com
 
2006-01-26 05:46:59 PM  
"Museums like ours are giant libraries of stuff."

O RLY?
 
2006-01-26 05:47:01 PM  
Kunochan:

Remember that often, artifacts are sent to museums to be studied -- then funding falls through, and the artifacts sit around for decades.

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??
 
2006-01-26 05:47:07 PM  
you know, piscis ferox: you can only troll in every thread for so long....
 
2006-01-26 05:47:29 PM  
The Icelander:
Thanks!
 
2006-01-26 05:48:23 PM  
Kunochan:

Remember that often, artifacts are sent to museums to be studied -- then funding falls through, and the artifacts sit around for decades.

Darnit, 2nd try:

http://www.new-dream.de/image/wallpaper/film/stargate/stargate-sg1-49.​jpg

For some reason it doesn't like my html today.
 
2006-01-26 05:49:16 PM  
Why "toothless" and "a beak instead of teeth"?

Does the AMNH have a Department of Redundancy Department?
 
2006-01-26 05:49:46 PM  
my kingdom for a farking pic
 
2006-01-26 05:50:37 PM  
The 210 million-year-old fossil had sat in storage at the museum for nearly 60 years and was found only by accident, the paleontologists said.

Okay. That's not suspicious or anything.
 
2006-01-26 05:52:50 PM  
If they discover a flying spaghetti monster will anyone on fark stop saying it? Oh, BTW have they found the missing link yet?

/Science still can't explain the beginning of life
//I don't believe what you believe
///I don't believe in that other thing either
////I do believe in slashies
 
2006-01-26 05:53:10 PM  
Occam: Does the AMNH have a Department of Redundancy Department?

Yeah, but you can only get in with a special PIN number.
 
2006-01-26 05:53:32 PM  
A toothless, two-legged crocodile ancestor that walked upright and had a beak instead of teeth was discovered in the basement of New York's American Museum of Natural History, according to a report published on Wednesday.

If it had a beak instead of teeth,
do you really need to also state that it was "toothless?"
 
2006-01-26 05:54:13 PM  
I wish I had a dinosaur in my basement.....
 
2006-01-26 05:54:34 PM  
Occam, oviraptors, ceratopsids, and some others had teeth AND beaks.
 
2006-01-26 05:54:51 PM  
*in real life...not just animal crossing...:)
 
2006-01-26 05:55:19 PM  
Something got misplaced several decades ago in the basement of a huge museum = strange tag?

That kinda reminds me of this punker chick I used to know. Everything, and I mean EVERYTHING was "so bizarre."
 
2006-01-26 05:55:21 PM  
Heh. I don't mean OCcam had teeth and a beak. You know what I meant.
 
2006-01-26 05:55:44 PM  
Jungle-faced Jake: Things can evolve MORE THAN ONCE?

Similar
organisms can evolve more than once.

Like, say, icthyosaurs and dolphins and sharks.
 
2006-01-26 05:55:50 PM  
I saw something similar to this in Hartlepool.
 
2006-01-26 05:56:18 PM  
If it had a beak instead of teeth,
do you really need to also state that it was "toothless?"


There are fossils of creatures with toothed beaks.
 
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