Category: Evolution

15 Credibility Street #31: Put some feathers on those dinosaurs

First, we have an update on two previous stories then we have a bit of a theme going regarding new fossil finds and the distinction between dinosaurs and birds and report on thylacine DNA and the Pope’s personification of Satan ideas. Brett Talley nomination is withdrawn ABC on the white matter brain change in Cuban…

Steven Spielberg, dino hunter

Wait, WAAAAAAT? A Whole Bunch Of People On Facebook Thought Steven Spielberg Killed A Real Dinosaur. Internet humourist Jay Branscomb posted it on Facebook with the caption: “Disgraceful photo of recreational hunter happily posing next to a triceratops he just slaughtered. Please share so the world can name and shame this despicable man.” Steven Spielberg…

Foerster, Pye and Ketchum collaborate: Paracas elongated skull exposed! (UPDATE)

NEW (09-Feb-2014): Brien Foerster has contacted me saying that Melba Ketchum is not the geneticist behind the released results. See more details in the update below. On the south coast of Peru in 1928, Peruvian archaeologist, Julio Tello, discovered a collection of remains of individuals with unusually elongated skulls. Cranial deformation is a widely known practice…

Starchild skull proponent Lloyd Pye has died

Lloyd Anthony Pye, an American author and paranormal researcher, has died after a bout with lymphoma cancer. He was best known for his promotion of the Starchild skull, a deformed specimen, which he claims is remains of an alien-human hybrid. DNA tests have shown it is human (and both parents were human) suffering probably from…

Hamming it up to sustain the sinking Ark boondoggle

Now for some comic relief (although a few of the truly gullible will certainly fall for this). The gimmicks that Ken Ham and the AiG come up with NEVER cease to make me LOL. First, the sagging visitor numbers at his Creation Museum gave us such successful advertising stunts like cartoon dinos on billboards, real dinosaur…

What’s kraken at the GSA meeting? (UPDATE: Creationist!)

Originally published Nov 1, 2013, see important update below. We’re seeing a revival of a story we first noted in October 2011 from the GSA (Geological Society of America) conference. The same researchers have returned to try to further convince us that a giant unknown cephalopod existed AND that it was so intelligent that it…

And REAL vertebrate paleontologists say “Grrrr…”

Yes, this will break your irony meter. Ken Ham acquires a nice Allosaurus for the Creation Museum – a fossil about 150 millions years old in a place where they believe the earth was created 6000 years ago and the dinosaurs died in freakin’ Noah’s flood. Large dinosaur fossil donated to Creation Museum. A Kentucky…

Thylacine extinction: We have only ourselves to blame

A new study suggests a model where people were a sufficient factor in the demise of the Tasmanian Tiger. Humans killed off the thylacine: study Humans alone were responsible for the demise of Australia’s extinct native predator, the Tasmanian Tiger, or thylacine, a new study has found. Led by the University of Adelaide, the study…

Cryptozoology expedition to Congo is on Kickstarter (Updated: no scientists)

Kickstarter is a site designed to help people fund their projects. You can donate to things you feel are worthwhile. One young explorer is looking for $26,700 for an expedition to located undiscovered animals. Documentary Expedition to Congo- KILLER REWARDS! by Stephen McCullah — Kickstarter. Our first expedition will be dubbed The Newmac Expedition. It…

Richard Freeman reports on evidence of the elusive orang pendek

Have we found evidence of the elusive orang pendek? | Richard Freeman | Science | guardian.co.uk. Richard Freeman describes the evidence that was collected on a recent expedition, the largest of its kind, to Sumatra to search for the orang pendek, an animal suspected to exist but never confirmed. On one trek, on the far…