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Tuesday, April 17, 2007

Mt. Blanco - Creationism's Going To The Dogs

I came across this the other day - utterly amusing, utterly daft.

DINOSAUR EATEN BY DOG!

Did you see the story a few months ago about a fossil dog-like animal found in China that had the remains of a baby dinosaur, a Psittacosaurus, inside its stomach contents?! Its true.

"Oh, you gotta be kiddin' me!" you say? Sadly, no. Note the wordage: 'dog-like animal'.

Mt. Blanco Museum was privileged, recently, to re-restore and mount one of these very interesting little dinosaurs.  See the previous story here.

The 'previous story' is actually a few scattered photos of how they prepped the fossil.

Stan Lutz did a very nice job on welding the frame for all this animal's tiny bones.

I doubt this'll make any 60 Minutes news stories.

THEY'RE FOR SALE. If anyone is interested, Mt. Blanco can provide you with a re-restored and mounted specimen of one of these amazing animals for around $10,000. Our mounts have movable heads and the bones all come off for transport in sections.

Get your very own portable fossils! Great for cocktail parties and bar-b-ques! Be the first on your block to own one! Comes with a full set of Ginsu knives, and several copies of 'Darwinian Fairy Tales' (damn, but distribution is LOW!).

NOTE, not long after the first dog-like animal was found, a much larger one was discovered. What this says about the old theory of mammals only being small rodents when dinosaurs filled the earth is no longer valid. Plus, you should know that a beaver-like animal fossil has now been found in China in the Jurassic sediments. This too makes the old theory of mammal evolution very outmoded.

So let's see if I've got this straight: you (the 'museum') provides absolutely no proof outside of two examples (no photos, no external news stories, a few pics of a mounted skeleton), and the foundation of biology (evolution) just comes tumbling down! (Old theories are allowed to be scotched, without destroying the entire field, ya know.)

This isn't a museum, it's a sideshow freak bally.

If you just do a little research, the whole 'theory' comes right apart at the seams.

From here:

"Another fossil from the Yixian Formation provides direct evidence of Psittacosaurus as a prey animal. One skeleton of Repenomamus giganticus, a large, aquatic triconodont mammal, is preserved with the remains of a juvenile Psittacosaurus in its abdominal cavity. Several of the juvenile's bones are still articulated, indicating that the carnivorous mammal swallowed its prey in large chunks. This specimen is notable in that it is the first known example of Mesozoic mammals preying on live dinosaurs.[26] Heavy predation on juvenile Psittacosaurus may have resulted in R-selection, the production of more numerous offspring to counteract this loss."

Note that the Repenomamus was the critter who ate Psittacosaurus' young.

Now, for the REAL reason the dinosaurs became extinct (and how the mammals are to blame!):

Ha-HA!

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13 comments:

karen said...

Um, is Repenomamus giganticus the scientific name for Pitt Bull?
Just kidding.

My vet has a skeleton of a dog with a cigarette in its mouth...

mxracer652 said...

I'd question their rat sized mammal figure, I've always read 50-60# mammalian body weight was the live/die line as the dinosaurs went extinct.

karen:
Did it scare your dog enough to quit smoking?

karen said...

mxracer
Naw, but she did switch to filters. ;)

Krystalline Apostate said...

mxracer:
Question whose figure? The repenomanus was approx. 3 feet long, & it fed on baby Psittacosauri.

Karen:
Actually, the picture (at answers.com) doesn't look ANYTHING like a dog - it's closer to a capybara.
It's bad enough that these dip-nods try to disprove evolution, but that they just change the facts to suit their whimsy is even more irritating.

mxracer652 said...

KA, this was the line I was referring to: NOTE, not long after the first dog-like animal was found, a much larger one was discovered. What this says about the old theory of mammals only being small rodents when dinosaurs filled the earth is no longer valid.

I've never read anything about mammals not being larger than rodent size, and actually there were some quite larger (larger than a Labrador, for instance).

Krystalline Apostate said...

mxracer:
Spot on. Sorry.

karen said...

KA
I had not looked at the answers.com link, but now I have. I don't know what a capybara is, but the illustration looks like a badger to me. (And I'm only familiar with badgers b/c one of my kid's storybooks has a featured character who is a badger. You might like him-he wants to run away with the circus.)

Nemesis said...
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karen said...

Ahhhh. So THAT'S nemesis.
Not a very original little bugger.
You really think he's 12?
I'd guess 10, tops.

Krystalline Apostate said...

karen - I dunno, I think the little skidmark's a sad, lonely little troll, who's got nothing better to do than drop in on conversations & interrupt them w/his schoolyard crap.
Moderation's back on again.

Mesoforte said...

who's got nothing better to do than drop in on conversations & interrupt them w/his schoolyard crap.
Moderation's back on again.


Perhaps its a young yaoi obsession on his part.

I love being evil. ^_^

karen said...

meso
OOH! A new word! Thanks.
And Eeeyoowweee! (My butt hurts!) ;)

I love it when you're evil, too!

Mesoforte said...

Karen-

Yamete! Oshiri ga itai!? ^_^