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  1. doctorie
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    yeh and it turns out that its been sitting in someone's private collection since the 1980s. Makes you wonder how significant it can be if it's taken experts almost 30 years to notice it.
     
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    it looks like one of those little dinosaurs off Jurassic park, the ones that travel in packs and eat everyone up little by little. I highly doubt there is a connection between an ape and this, nor a human and this.
     
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    raptor?
     
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    I took a Natural Science class last semester called Age of Dinosaurs. We mostly learned how wrong all of it has been. The big meteor that supposedly killed all the dinosaurs was not what caused the KT extinction. And they are not even sure if dinosaurs evolved into birds any more because they think birds might have evolved at the same time. So much of this stuff is guess work they really dont know much. They cant even tell if some of these animals were warm or cold blooded. I always take this kind of news with a grain of salt.
     
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    Pretty much all of science is "guess work". Scientist's spend their entire lives attempting to disprove themselves and others in search of "the truth".

    To me that fossil doesn't look like a primate at all...

    The first thing I learned when taking serious science classes in college was that nothing is to be accepted as fact and that scientists are actually equally pleased to disprove something believed to be as fact as they are while discovering something.
     
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    Not in the field of paleontology lol... My professor talked about some the the conferences he'd been to where people got so upset that their theory got disproved that they just refused to accept it.
     
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    Amazing.

    It's not the overall look of the animal, but some very key evolutionary changes: opposable thumbs, fingernails, and changes to the legs. Even if this creature isn't a direct ancestor of humanity, its proof that evolution can create the changes necessary for sentience to later develop.
     
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    Can it play guitar?
     
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    the real question is can it play guitar hero, expert?
     
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    Amateurs had it for almost 30 years...it was not till experts studied it that its significance was realized.

    Maybe reading more about it without the hyperbole of some news editor, the significance will sink in.

    http://www.plosone.org/article/info:doi/10.1371/journal.pone.0005723

    on a side note...
    in your face intelligent design...

    good thing ironjaw was not studying it...it would still be unknown.
     
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    Thats true. I had to give up on my quest to be a palaeontologist as a child when I was informed the pay sucked :(

    I am not getting too worked up over this yet until more of the scientific community has time to digest it and investigate it.

    and to commie you can understand people being upset at having their life work disproved, but the loss of the ability to be objective even with ones own theory is not a good sign.
     
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    Ya but I still find it funny how petty some of them are.
     
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    Oh yeah, you definitely run into some big egos.
     
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    Indeed we do, speaking from personal experience. The biggest drawback about science is that it's done by people...
     
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    Haha. Even in college it was ridiculous... it really puts you off of being interested in the subject matter at all. Although the environmental professors were pretty ok.
     
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    I still say aliens farm us. When we die, they suck our souls into a large container like the thing from ghost busters which then acts as a blender which they then pour our souls into a oversized martini glass and drink them with a bendy straw and a tiny umbrella.
     
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    Lol, I thought this thread was about a http link to some cool av bytes that you had lost a long time ago and found again while just randomly browsing.

    Anyways, I don't need proof because I have faith. I have complete faith in the fact that we're all just a bunch of monkeys.

    Actually, I believe since we have removed ourselves from nature we have also removed ourselves from natural selection which means we are free from Darwin's oppressive theory. Pretty sure that is going to be the last "missing link" to humans and anything else. Viva la homosapiens! (Assuming they'll call large mounds of hairy, sweaty flesh encased in robots "homosapien", of course)

    .!.. neener neener Darwin!
     
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    My post is better =p
     
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    this offends me, waaaaa - i believe in intelligent design not only because I have a small amount of faith but for the fact that it hasnt been proven wrong, but not right either but how many times have evolution been proven to be shady or yah right..

    on a side note

    it takes way more faith to believe in evolution then intelligent design
     
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