Crabs and dinosaurs buried together?
Crabby dinosaur intrigues
palaeontologist, according to The Guardian, On-Line Supplement 13
March 2003, p.11. Two years ago Josh Smith of Washington
University, St Louis discovered an enormous dinosaur named
Patalititan stromeri in Egypt. He has since excavated the tail of
the dinosaur and found a crab near one of its vertebrae.
According to Dr Smith crabs and dinosaurs "don't normally hang
out with each other." He went on to say: "This is a nice
surprise. It fills in more about this kind of ecosystem."
John’s comment: Josh Smith may be
surprised at finding a creature that normally lives in the sea
buried with a land dwelling dinosaur but this is the norm - not
the exception. Many dinosaur fossils, such as Muttaburrasaurus
(Australia), T-Rex (Canada), have been found buried with marine
creatures such as shellfish, turtles and fish, but the dinosaurs
get all the publicity. The other fossils found buried with
dinosaurs tend to be ignored because they are excellent evidence
dinosaurs did not die and slowly get buried in their own
ecosystems. Large deposits of mixed fossil creatures from
different ecosystems are excellent evidence of catastrophic
flood, mixing different eco-creatures together and then dumping
and burying them. This means the fossil record is not a history
of life at all - merely a record of death!
"Dinosaurs ruled most of the earth - but
not Queensland Australia" claims palaeontologist Tony
Thulborn, according to Nature Science update
(http://www.nature.com/nsu) 19 Mar 2003. Thulborn and a
colleague from Monash University (Australia) found pieces of a
skull of an extinct mammal-like reptile that had been dated as
105 millions years old in the Queensland Museum (Australia). They
identified it as a Dicynodont a creature supposed to have died
out in a mass extinction 220 million years ago making way for
dinosaurs to take over the earth. Rather than speculate that this
creature rose from the dead after 115 million years Thulborn
suggested it lurked in the remote eastern regions of the ancient
land mass that eventually became Australia.
John’s comment: This is not the only
example of a creature turning up after it was supposedly extinct.
Some, like the coelacanth, have even turned up alive. Dicynodonts
were large bizarre looking creatures with hippo-like body, tusks
and a beak like a turtle. It is quite possible these creatures,
along with other "pre-historic" creatures are the basis for some
of the monster and dragon myths found in almost all human
cultures. Thulburn's find is also no help to the theory of
evolution. The reason he could identify it as a Dicynodont is
that it hadn't changed in the 115 million years Thulborn believed
it had been lurking in Queensland.
Sharks have nose for heat and cold,
according to a report in Nature Science Update,
(http://www.nature.com/nsu) and ScienceNOW, 30 Jan 2003.
Sharks are "the most temperature sensitive creatures we know,"
says Brandon Brown, a physicist at University of San Francisco
who studied electrical conductance of gel from pores in the
sharks' snouts called ampullae of Lorenzini. He found that
warming the gel by a fraction of a degree caused a change in its
electrical conductance which would be picked up by electrically
sensitive nerve cells that surround the gel filled pores. This
enables sharks to detect tiny changes in water temperature around
them - maybe as little as one thousandth of a degree Celcius.
When more is known about the gel, electronic engineers may be
able to use it with temperature sensitive circuits in
semi-conductor and micro-electronics industries.
John’s comment: Using shark gel in the
semiconductor industry will require some creative intelligence
and manipulation, as did the shark's temperature sensitive pores
in the beginning. So much for the shark being a "primitive"
Pollen trap prevents hay fever, as
described in New Scientist 23 Nov 2002, p20. Australian
scientists are currently running clinical trials on a device that
filters air as it enters the nose in order to prevent pollen
grains from triggering allergic reactions. Unlike conventional
filters, which work like a sieve and rapidly get clogged up the
new device traps the pollen on a sticky surface but allows air to
flow freely. It works on a simple application of physics that is
already at work inside the nose. Inspired air is forced to flow
around a right angle bend, pollen grains and dust particles,
which are heavier than air and have more momentum will keep going
in the same direction and fly into the sticky surface whilst the
air changes direction and flows into the nasal cavity.
John’s comment: This device is a good
reminder of the real history of the human race created perfection
to degeneration. As the New Scientist article correctly points
out the nose (and other air passages) use this method to trap
particles out of the air stream before it gets to the lungs.
Thus, it is good evidence that an Intelligent Creator, who is far
smarter than the pollen trap designers, designed human noses. The
sticky surface inside your nose is self-cleaning, constantly
replaces itself and helps humidify the air as well. The pollen
trap has to be replaced regularly. The fact that some people need
to be protected from pollen indicates that the human immune
system is breaking down as the human race degenerates from its
original perfect state.
Dolly the clone died on 14th February
2003 of a lethal injection of anaesthetic after she was found to
be suffering from lung cancer. The lung cancer is a well known
virus caused disease which Dolly the Sheep probably caught from
another sheep living in the same scientific institution, and was
not caused by her being a clone. However, Dolly did have a number
of illnesses during her life including pre-mature arthritis and
her chromosomes had abnormally short telomeres (special lengths
of no-coding DNA on the ends of chromosomes). According to Nature
Science update, (http://www.nature.com/nsu) 18 Feb 2003
Ian Wilmut, the scientist who led the cloning team, remarked
"that had he been a hill farmer and Dolly a regular sheep, the
size of the vet's bill would have already sealed her fate." Since
Dolly was cloned, six other mammals including cows, goats, pigs,
rabbits and cows have been cloned but the process remains very
hit and miss, with huge numbers of embryos dying and high
mortality rate among the those that are to be born.
John’s comment: The frustration and
failures of animal cloning may be confirmation that animals are
fundamentally different forms of life from plants which are easy
to clone. Genesis 1 describes animals as "living creatures"
(Hebrew Nephesh). Plants are not described this way. The first
time the term "living creatures" is used in Genesis 1 is when God
creates water-dwelling creatures and flying creatures on the
fifth day of creation. It is used again when God made the land
dwelling animals on the sixth day. All plants were created on the
third day of creation after God formed the dry land and were part
of the physical environment needed to sustain the animals and
birds. When God created human beings he gave them dominion over
the earth and living creatures. This gives humans the right to
experiment with both animals and plants. However, it does not
mean we have the wisdom to do it well.
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