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(Examiner)   Tiny 'alien' skeleton debunked by DNA: But wait a minute what is that?   ( ) divider line
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25337 clicks; posted to Main » on 01 May 2013 at 12:35 PM (3 years ago)   |   Favorite    |   share:  Share on Twitter share via Email Share on Facebook   more»

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2013-05-01 08:40:04 AM  
32 votes:
Deoxyribonucleic acid.  It's the genetic 'code' that describes all living things, but that's not what's important right now.
2013-05-01 12:50:24 PM  
5 votes:
2013-05-01 12:54:07 PM  
4 votes:
2013-05-01 01:56:43 PM  
3 votes:
I think I know enough about human nature to know if that thing ever actually lived it spent a sizable portion its life shoved up some guys arse.
2013-05-01 01:47:21 PM  
3 votes:

Bastard Toadflax: In other news, the word "gullible" isn't in the dictionary.

bullshiat. It is too, I looked it up.
2013-05-01 02:04:50 PM  
2 votes:
From the Discovery article linked in TFA:

"The skull also showed signs of turricephaly, or high-head syndrome, a birth defect in which the top of the skull is cone-shaped."
2013-05-01 01:41:47 PM  
2 votes:

Draskuul: My guess: parasitic twin. They say it seems to have survived for several years after birth, so my guess would be a parasitic twin that was more like a conjoined twin, something that in those days could have reasonably been removed by what passed for a surgeon at the time.

My guess: parasitic alien twin. One human. One alien. The alien twin died because of earth's germs. The human twin had a cold. The alien twin succumbed to illness.
2013-05-01 01:35:56 PM  
2 votes:
2013-05-01 01:21:44 PM  
2 votes:

Meanwhile, the little aliens' champion, Steven Greer, remains an unknown species of hominid.
2013-05-01 12:39:57 PM  
2 votes:

Godscrack: [ image 343x190]

Pat Robertson is on the case.

No.  Definitely human.  Homo Kennewickis.
2013-05-01 11:34:58 AM  
2 votes:

Pat Robertson is on the case.
2013-05-02 05:38:45 AM  
1 vote:

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

If that thing slid out of me, I'd be screaming in Lovecraftian horror.

If it slid into you I bet you'd scream louder.
2013-05-01 06:13:17 PM  
1 vote:

KimNorth: 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.

Maybe they remembered to punch holes in the lid
2013-05-01 05:27:43 PM  
1 vote:

Deucednuisance: Born to Die: Oh, FFS. There is only one Garry Nolan at Stanford.

Huh, sorry about that.  I thought I saw two different undergrad institutions.  The pictures on the two bios don't look anything alike, and list two different specialties, so I figured it was a very odd coincidence.  My apologies to him and Fark for botching that.

Our first nickel!
2013-05-01 04:22:51 PM  
1 vote:

vudukungfu: 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. would they know the poop contained Necco wafers? They are pretty much sugar and would dislove into their constituent molecules in the body during the process of digestion. I don't think you could make poop out of Necco wafers, there wouldn't be any of them left. It's not like they are corn kernels.
2013-05-01 03:21:06 PM  
1 vote:
When googling "smallest known human ever recorded," the second and third entries are about micro penises.

Oh internet, you are a dark and soulless place...
2013-05-01 03:20:56 PM  
1 vote:

Dwight_Yeast: Looks like alien mummy jerky to me.

Did you say jerky mummy?

/Emperor Nimbala
//Hot and smokey.
2013-05-01 02:33:31 PM  
1 vote:

I thought they were taller in the books.
2013-05-01 01:48:01 PM  
1 vote:
It's just a common Pixie.  You people act like you have never seen one before.

2013-05-01 01:32:07 PM  
1 vote:
A live one of those would probably make for great bass bait.
2013-05-01 01:30:49 PM  
1 vote:
2013-05-01 01:16:18 PM  
1 vote:
It's the pilot from an Iranian totally real stealth fighter.
2013-05-01 01:15:52 PM  
1 vote:

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 01:01:00 PM  
1 vote:
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 01:00:45 PM  
1 vote:

Freaking Roger Daltrey.  I knew this was real.
2013-05-01 11:09:25 AM  
1 vote:
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 10:57:50 AM  
1 vote:
That whole article reeked of bullsh*t.
2013-05-01 09:35:00 AM  
1 vote:
Probably carved
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