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(New York Daily News)   Fool of a Took paleontologist uncovers fossilized remains of "Eye of Sauron"   (nydailynews.com) divider line 12
    More: Silly, Sauron, dinosaurs, fossils, T-Rex, paleontology, skulls, University of Bologna  
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2012-11-10 04:55:56 PM  
nice
 
2012-11-10 04:57:14 PM  
You know wouldn't it be a really easy plan to just use as "green light" criteria, a thread has to reach say 25 posts first or something? Then we liters wouldn't have to waste our times with so many threads. That's the work of the tfers.
 
2012-11-10 05:31:01 PM  

brandent: You know wouldn't it be a really easy plan to just use as "green light" criteria, a thread has to reach say 25 posts first or something? Then we liters wouldn't have to waste our times with so many threads. That's the work of the tfers.


If every thread with 25 comments was greened there would be many times more threads for you to waste your time on. Since that's the point of Fark I think you should get TF.
 
2012-11-10 05:47:29 PM  
i6.photobucket.com
 
2012-11-10 05:54:25 PM  
Stupid journalists. You don't capitalize the species name. Tards,
 
2012-11-10 08:36:55 PM  
"that may have", "The researchers think", "might have been", "might have even", "is believed to have", "may explain", "suggest that it was", "pretty sure of", " likely had".

Well, as long as they're sure. Also, congrats to them on being able to "prove" they found a new species from a single specimen. That's literally incredible.
 
2012-11-10 09:35:28 PM  

untaken_name: "that may have", "The researchers think", "might have been", "might have even", "is believed to have", "may explain", "suggest that it was", "pretty sure of", " likely had".

Well, as long as they're sure. Also, congrats to them on being able to "prove" they found a new species from a single specimen. That's literally incredible.


Almost as incredible as a layman reading a second hand article from a non-scientific general news site and being able to refute the findings of multiple paleontologists familiar with the study of vertebrate anatomy. They are professionals, and their paper was published in an established peer-reviewed journal. They might know what the fark they're talking about since these kinds of things generally don't happen without any evidence or study. Call me crazy, but I will err on that side rather than the side of armchair skepticism.
 
2012-11-10 09:46:58 PM  

Bacon Bits: untaken_name: "that may have", "The researchers think", "might have been", "might have even", "is believed to have", "may explain", "suggest that it was", "pretty sure of", " likely had".

Well, as long as they're sure. Also, congrats to them on being able to "prove" they found a new species from a single specimen. That's literally incredible.

Almost as incredible as a layman reading a second hand article from a non-scientific general news site and being able to refute the findings of multiple paleontologists familiar with the study of vertebrate anatomy. They are professionals, and their paper was published in an established peer-reviewed journal. They might know what the fark they're talking about since these kinds of things generally don't happen without any evidence or study. Call me crazy, but I will err on that side rather than the side of armchair skepticism.


Yes, I'm sure it takes specialized training to read "thanks to a skull fossil" and "Cau and his team were able to prove that Sauroniops is a new species due to a pronounced bump found above the eye socket on the fossilized skull" and conclude that they only have one. Also, if you need a lesson in the history of fakes and frauds perpetrated by "professionals" in "peer-reviewed" journals, you have no paleontology knowledge to speak of. Making conclusions based on a single sample is NOT science, whether it's published in a peer-reviewed journal or not. Also, appealing to authority is a logical fallacy, ESPECIALLY in the area of science. And, since you asked, you're crazy.
 
2012-11-10 11:29:20 PM  
As someone who has actually named a new genus of fossil fish, including one known from a single skull, I'm getting a kick...

I especially like the allegations of fraud. Bevets, is that you?
 
2012-11-11 09:32:41 AM  

untaken_name: Making conclusions based on a single sample is NOT science, whether it's published in a peer-reviewed journal or not. Also, appealing to authority is a logical fallacy, ESPECIALLY in the area of science.


Speaking as a paleontologist, you're an idiot.


Dinodork: As someone who has actually named a new genus of fossil fish, including one known from a single skull, I'm getting a kick...

I especially like the allegations of fraud. Bevets, is that you?


Word.
 
2012-11-11 01:14:10 PM  

Dinodork: As someone who has actually named a new genus of fossil fish, including one known from a single skull, I'm getting a kick...

I especially like the allegations of fraud. Bevets, is that you?


So now he's trolling other websites?.
 
2012-11-11 05:05:44 PM  
It's really hard to keep the trolls that lack a basic working knowledge of science, let alone cladistics, straight.
 
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