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(Examiner)   Tiny 'alien' skeleton debunked by DNA: But wait a minute what is that?   (examiner.com) divider line 236
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2013-05-01 08:40:04 AM  
Deoxyribonucleic acid.  It's the genetic 'code' that describes all living things, but that's not what's important right now.
 
2013-05-01 09:00:37 AM  
"The conclusion? The so-called "alien" is an "interesting mutation of a male human that had survived post-birth for between six and eight years," Greer commented.

"I can say with absolute certainty that it is not a monkey. It is human, closer to human than chimpanzees. It lived to the age of six to eight," said Garry Nolan, director of stem cell biology at Stanford University's School of Medicine in California."

Really a humanoid  mutation that survived that long, 6 -10 yrs inChile at 8 inches long? Don't think so...But what do I know. What do they mean by humanoid anyway? Mix with?? Also many believe we were seeded by part alien DNA and Chile has been considered a hub forever in digs and to this day sightings and activity.

That being said whatever this is I want to know more how the heck did a third word mother keep the child alive etc wow!!!
 
2013-05-01 09:35:00 AM  
Probably carved
 
2013-05-01 10:55:30 AM  
This is marketing for an upcoming Predator movie, isn't it...
 
2013-05-01 10:57:50 AM  
That whole article reeked of bullsh*t.
 
2013-05-01 11:00:34 AM  
Looks a little chili in there.
 
2013-05-01 11:05:48 AM  

ArkAngel: Probably carved


Yeah.  The skull is a composite; the maxilae of one animal are glued on to the frontal of another; you can see the join at a horizontal crack on the frontal that should not be there on any mammal.  The back of the skull looks like it might be a coati, with the zygomatic arches broken off, and the face is probably a small monkey, or that might be carved as well.

The body looks like it is carved out of a single piece.  It looks a lot like what people imagine skeletal material looks like, when they haven't actually seen any.
 
2013-05-01 11:09:25 AM  
This whole skeleton reeks of bullshirt. The bones in the hands and feet are completely unworkable, no sternum, incorrect number or ribs.

If it is a real human skeleton then I'd wager it's a grossly mutated and deformed fetus that was miscarried.

Looks more like something someone made on Etsy.
 
2013-05-01 11:14:11 AM  
Poor little Scruffer, always picked last at kickball.
 
2013-05-01 11:34:58 AM  
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Pat Robertson is on the case.
 
2013-05-01 12:36:48 PM  

Calmamity: That whole article reeked of bullsh*t.


This times a million.
 
2013-05-01 12:39:57 PM  

Godscrack: [img4.imageshack.us image 343x190]

Pat Robertson is on the case.


No.  Definitely human.  Homo Kennewickis.

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2013-05-01 12:40:20 PM  

FloydA: ArkAngel: Probably carved

Yeah.  The skull is a composite; the maxilae of one animal are glued on to the frontal of another; you can see the join at a horizontal crack on the frontal that should not be there on any mammal.  The back of the skull looks like it might be a coati, with the zygomatic arches broken off, and the face is probably a small monkey, or that might be carved as well.

The body looks like it is carved out of a single piece.  It looks a lot like what people imagine skeletal material looks like, when they haven't actually seen any.


Is there someone who hasn't seen a skeleton?
I'm here to educate:
userserve-ak.last.fm
 
2013-05-01 12:42:58 PM  
Tiny 'alien' skeleton debunked by DNA: 'Alien' shown to be human after allimages.45cat.com
 
2013-05-01 12:45:54 PM  
dittybopper Deoxyribonucleic acid.  It's the genetic 'code' that describes all living things, but that's not what's important right now.


well played
 
2013-05-01 12:46:33 PM  
Be sure to check out the 'documentary' on this intriguing topic released last week to great critical review!
 
2013-05-01 12:47:29 PM  
from TFA: It only had nine ribs; humans have 24.

I can count 16 just from the crappy photo.  More proof that editing is a dead art.
 
2013-05-01 12:47:31 PM  
Pop-in audio ad, that when you close it, pushes another pop-up?

Lovely.
 
2013-05-01 12:50:24 PM  
Obligatory

i.imgur.com
 
2013-05-01 12:50:47 PM  
Discovered in the Atacama desert in 2003, huh. And I suppose it's just coincidence that the world's leaders in astronomy started constructing the most advanced radio telescope dish array in the same place at the same time?
 
2013-05-01 12:54:01 PM  
In other news, Tom Thumb existsed
 
2013-05-01 12:54:07 PM  
www.popsci.com
 
2013-05-01 12:55:41 PM  
I think that Dr. Greer would be all over it if it was actually an alien, unless, of course, he was threatened to cover it up.
 
2013-05-01 12:56:11 PM  

Mr. Cat Poop: Discovered in the Atacama desert in 2003, huh. And I suppose it's just coincidence that the world's leaders in astronomy started constructing the most advanced radio telescope dish array in the same place at the same time?


Huh. Based on your name, apparently you are what you eat.
 
2013-05-01 12:56:57 PM  

FloydA: ArkAngel: Probably carved

Yeah.  The skull is a composite; the maxilae of one animal are glued on to the frontal of another; you can see the join at a horizontal crack on the frontal that should not be there on any mammal.  The back of the skull looks like it might be a coati, with the zygomatic arches broken off, and the face is probably a small monkey, or that might be carved as well.

The body looks like it is carved out of a single piece.  It looks a lot like what people imagine skeletal material looks like, when they haven't actually seen any.


I wonder how they stuffed the lungs and heart in there? Because it had them.
 
2013-05-01 12:58:23 PM  
That's just what the government wants us to think.

/also, repeat
 
2013-05-01 01:00:45 PM  
www.popsci.com
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Freaking Roger Daltrey.  I knew this was real.
 
2013-05-01 01:01:00 PM  
Hrm... Well, to be open minded about this, the person did say close to human, and here's the thing about DNA, human share 98% of the same DNA as chimps, so this thing being "closer to human" than to say chimps may mean the thing was 1-2% higher on the DNA ladder than humans, which is 2-4% higher than chimps...

And as Neil Tyson-DeGrasse said, "2%, that's what separates us from the chimps. So if you took the smartest chimpanzee in the world, the Einstein or Stephen Hawking of chimpanzees and you measured it's intelligence by what it can accomplish, what would you have? A chimp that can understand a few basic commands, maybe do some sign language. It would have about the same cognitive skills as a human 3 year old. Now imagine another species that is 2% higher in DNA than us. How would we look to them? If they asked us to display human intelligence and we rolled Stephen Hawking before them to explain Quantum Physics, they would laugh at us in the face. 'Aaaaawww, isn't it cute, it knows Quantum Physics, little Johny learned that at what, 2, 3 years old?"

I'm not saying it's an alien, but...

/tiny human
 
2013-05-01 01:02:28 PM  
I would guess one problem with this "thing" being an alien species is if it got here, then that denotes intelligence and its head size seems too small to have the brain power. Obvious intelligence that could create an interstellar spacecraft capable of large distances.

I've read that there is no direct correlation between body size and brain power in a species.  For instance, humans don't possess the biggest brain, but obviously we're the smartest on the planet.  OTOH, isn't there a minimum brain size needed for developing self-awareness, critical thought, imagination, etc?
 
2013-05-01 01:05:46 PM  

SirEattonHogg: I would guess one problem with this "thing" being an alien species is if it got here, then that denotes intelligence and its head size seems too small to have the brain power. Obvious intelligence that could create an interstellar spacecraft capable of large distances.

I've read that there is no direct correlation between body size and brain power in a species.  For instance, humans don't possess the biggest brain, but obviously we're the smartest on the planet.  OTOH, isn't there a minimum brain size needed for developing self-awareness, critical thought, imagination, etc?


Unless they were somehow telepathic, and could share the combined power of all those tiny brains...

/through the looking glass here, people!

...I think it's fake
 
2013-05-01 01:09:09 PM  
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2013-05-01 01:09:57 PM  

SirEattonHogg: I would guess one problem with this "thing" being an alien species is if it got here, then that denotes intelligence and its head size seems too small to have the brain power. Obvious intelligence that could create an interstellar spacecraft capable of large distances.

I've read that there is no direct correlation between body size and brain power in a species.  For instance, humans don't possess the biggest brain, but obviously we're the smartest on the planet.  OTOH, isn't there a minimum brain size needed for developing self-awareness, critical thought, imagination, etc?


If there were other planets that were capable of supporting life, wouldn't that planets gravity have some bearing on how large animals grew?
 
2013-05-01 01:10:43 PM  

Ghastly: Looks more like something someone made on Etsy.

Lolz
 
2013-05-01 01:11:52 PM  

FloydA: ArkAngel: Probably carved

Yeah.  The skull is a composite; the maxilae of one animal are glued on to the frontal of another; you can see the join at a horizontal crack on the frontal that should not be there on any mammal.


Reminds me of this place which has apparently closed since I was there 20 years ago.
 
2013-05-01 01:13:34 PM  
The finds were released in a new documentary called Sirius.

In addition to studying the origins of Ata, Sirius explores the subject of UFO and ET visitation, the disclosure of secret UFO files, and the investigation of advanced energy and propulsion technologies extra-terrestrial civilizations are using to travel to Earth.

Sirius premiered in Los Angeles on Earth Day and was released online and in select theaters starting last month.


This is a promotion for a film.  It's a fake documentary.
 
2013-05-01 01:14:53 PM  

bdub77: This is marketing for an upcoming Predator movie, isn't it...


Or maybe this one:
http://youtu.be/CnRIR3pqY9A
 
2013-05-01 01:15:52 PM  

SirEattonHogg: I would guess one problem with this "thing" being an alien species is if it got here, then that denotes intelligence and its head size seems too small to have the brain power. Obvious intelligence that could create an interstellar spacecraft capable of large distances.

I've read that there is no direct correlation between body size and brain power in a species.  For instance, humans don't possess the biggest brain, but obviously we're the smartest on the planet.  OTOH, isn't there a minimum brain size needed for developing self-awareness, critical thought, imagination, etc?




We spend our days in death-mobiles and cube farms. Don't be so proud.
 
2013-05-01 01:16:18 PM  
It's the pilot from an Iranian totally real stealth fighter.
 
2013-05-01 01:17:25 PM  

SirEattonHogg: I would guess one problem with this "thing" being an alien species is if it got here, then that denotes intelligence and its head size seems too small to have the brain power. Obvious intelligence that could create an interstellar spacecraft capable of large distances.

I've read that there is no direct correlation between body size and brain power in a species.  For instance, humans don't possess the biggest brain, but obviously we're the smartest on the planet.  OTOH, isn't there a minimum brain size needed for developing self-awareness, critical thought, imagination, etc?


There is a strong correlation between brain size relative to body size and intelligence though.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Encephalization_quotient
 
2013-05-01 01:18:10 PM  

FARK rebel soldier: FloydA: ArkAngel: Probably carved

Yeah.  The skull is a composite; the maxilae of one animal are glued on to the frontal of another; you can see the join at a horizontal crack on the frontal that should not be there on any mammal.

Reminds me of this place which has apparently closed since I was there 20 years ago.


Curses! I'd live there!
 
2013-05-01 01:18:25 PM  

FARK rebel soldier: Reminds me of this place which has apparently closed since I was there 20 years ago.


The most asked-for exhibit at the Dime Museum is Abraham Lincoln's last bowel movement -- supposedly taken from a chamber pot at Ford's Theater -- mounted in a dusty frame along with a faded, handwritten note attesting to its authenticity. Horne had taken the turd down -- he changes his exhibits frequently -- but people kept asking for it, so he put it back up. The crusty, blackened poop was exposed as a fraud, Horne says, when an analysis revealed that it contained Necco wafers, which weren't sold until 1912. Of course, even Horne's explanation may be a fraud -- who can say?

I could swear that NECCO wafers were sent to Union troops in the Civil War.
 
2013-05-01 01:18:44 PM  

GardenWeasel: Mr. Cat Poop: Discovered in the Atacama desert in 2003, huh. And I suppose it's just coincidence that the world's leaders in astronomy started constructing the most advanced radio telescope dish array in the same place at the same time?

Huh. Based on your name, apparently you are what you eat.


Or I work at NRAO on the ALMA project and was getting a kick out of the article.
 
2013-05-01 01:19:06 PM  

SirEattonHogg: I've read that there is no direct correlation between body size and brain power in a species.


You've heard it backwards - the body:brain ratio is one of the most reliable variables correlating with intelligence. That just means that

For instance, humans don't possess the biggest brain, but obviously we're the smartest on the planet.

you're right, brain size itself is not a useful measurement and it's widely speculated that the distraction of our own bodies is the big hindrance to our intelligence.

/stop that
//or you'll go bland
 
2013-05-01 01:19:16 PM  

SirEattonHogg: I would guess one problem with this "thing" being an alien species is if it got here, then that denotes intelligence and its head size seems too small to have the brain power. Obvious intelligence that could create an interstellar spacecraft capable of large distances.

I've read that there is no direct correlation between body size and brain power in a species.  For instance, humans don't possess the biggest brain, but obviously we're the smartest on the planet.  OTOH, isn't there a minimum brain size needed for developing self-awareness, critical thought, imagination, etc?


XChaggers.
 
2013-05-01 01:19:33 PM  
I saw more disturbing things at the Body Works exhibit.
 
2013-05-01 01:20:44 PM  

Pauly Math: SirEattonHogg:


What Pauly Math said.
 
2013-05-01 01:21:44 PM  
encrypted-tbn3.gstatic.comthetruthcon.com

Meanwhile, the little aliens' champion, Steven Greer, remains an unknown species of hominid.
 
2013-05-01 01:22:47 PM  

SirEattonHogg: I would guess one problem with this "thing" being an alien species is if it got here, then that denotes intelligence and its head size seems too small to have the brain power. Obvious intelligence that could create an interstellar spacecraft capable of large distances.

I've read that there is no direct correlation between body size and brain power in a species.  For instance, humans don't possess the biggest brain, but obviously we're the smartest on the planet.  OTOH, isn't there a minimum brain size needed for developing self-awareness, critical thought, imagination, etc?


What makes you think humans are the smartest on the planet?
What makes you think an advanced alien race would think humans are the smartest creature on the planet?
 
2013-05-01 01:27:29 PM  
KimNorth:

"I can say with absolute certainty that it is not a monkey. It is human... It lived to the age of six to eight," said Garry Nolan, director of stem cell biology at Stanford University's School of Medicine in California."

a humanoid mutation that survived that long, 6 -10 yrs inChile at 8 inches long? Don't think so...



Even if it only lived three to five years, that's still pretty impressive.
 
2013-05-01 01:27:34 PM  

vudukungfu: I could swear that NECCO wafers were sent to Union troops in the Civil War.


https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Necco_wafer says they were first made in 1847. Only one man has what it takes to enact a plot this complicated... the Cancer Man. Richard Horne is the Cancer Man.
 
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