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Tuesday, May 03, 2005

That's a Big Jesus Horse

"They" found another one:

South Dakota fossil yields new dinosaur species

Horse-sized, too.

"It's a fake!"

CHICAGO (Reuters) - A fossil found in South Dakota is that of a never before seen species of dinosaur, a horse-sized plant eater with spikes on its bony flat head, scientists said on Monday.
"Scientists or secular humanists?"

Semi-employed Hollywood comedy writers.
"When my colleagues saw a CAT scan of the new fossil, they tore up their family tree diagrams and said, 'Back to the drawing board!' ... We never suspected such a creature existed," said paleontologist Robert Bakker.
"Because it didn't exist. Movies and TV would like us to believe that it did, but it didn't."

Barney is real.
Discovery of the flat-headed member of the pachycephalosaur family changes the view of dinosaur history during the final days of the Cretaceous Period 66 million years ago, showing that family trees were still evolving even as the entire dinosaur world was about to go extinct, the Children's Museum of Indianapolis said in announcing the find.
"66 MILLION years? How do they get their figures? Did this 'fossil' have a tag on it?"

They get their figures from fancy machines.
The nearly complete pachycephalosaur skull was donated to the museum by three amateur fossil hunters from Iowa who found it in 2003 while exploring the HELL CREEK Formation in central South Dakota.
"All that tells me is that the Great Flood covered the area we now call South Dakota."

And the area we now call Wall Drug.

Been there.
The museum said the pachycephalosaur family is marked by dragon-like heads covered with horns, knobs and bumps. The most famous family member, Pachycephalosaurus, had a solid, domed bone helmet up to eight inches (20 cm) thick used to ram other dinosaurs in their sides, it said.

If you're in the mood for it, or just want to kill some time, Google "Christ, dinosaurs" or "Bible, dinosaurs."

Hey, speaking of Barney, MediaMatters follows up on the push for FAIR and BALANCED programming at PBS with this bit:
In a May 2 article on efforts by Kenneth Y. Tomlinson, Republican chairman of the Corporation for Public Broadcasting (CPB), "to correct what he and other conservatives consider liberal bias" at CPB, New York Times reporters Stephen Labaton, Lorne Manley, and Elizabeth Jensen noted that CPB recently appointed two ombudsmen "to review the content of public radio and television broadcasts."

But the article failed to note that one of the ombudsmen, William Schulz, is an avowed conservative with close ties to Tomlinson, while the other, Ken Bode, is a former journalist and a fellow at the conservative Hudson Institute who last year endorsed Indiana Republican gubernatorial candidate Mitch Daniels. In addition, the Times story made no mention that CPB's new chief operating officer and acting president is a former Bush administration official.
"It's not our job to connect the dots."

Obviously not.


Can't wait for the new GOP friendly "Nova" on PBS.

OLD NARRATION: Discovery of the flat-headed member of this dinosaur family changes the view of its history during the final days of the Cretaceous Period, about 66 million years ago, and shows that family trees were still evolving even as the entire dinosaur world was about to go extinct.

NEW NARRATION: People used to believe in the "dinosaurs," but they don't anymore.

More later. I'm not in the mood for this stuff today...


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