The remarkable whale fossils found in the desert in Chile are in the news again (e.g. BBC News) following a paper published in Proceedings B of the Royal Society, by Nicholas Pyenson and 13 other authors.1
These whales are one of the most remarkable finds of fossils whales found in recent years. A whole graveyard [...]
The City of Gosford, 70 km north of Sydney, Australia, is hosting an exhibition of plant and animal fossils typical of species linked to the sandstone formations of the area. The exhibition allows people to see some of the finds from the area that are usually archived in the Australian Museum, some of which have [...]
After construction workers dug up fossils of crocodiles, fish, frogs, shells, and plants at Geebung, a northern suburb of Brisbane, staff from the Queensland Museum began collecting and research. Within weeks they organized a press conference at the site to explain the significance of the find.
Fossils cannot speak for themselves so Prof. Suzanne Miller, [...]
Overpass construction at Geebung, a northern Brisbane suburb, has dug up fossils of crocodiles, frogs, fish, shells and plants, buried in the last stages of Noah’s Flood, about 4,500 years ago.1
A piling rig recovered the fossils from a layer of oil shale some 15 m underground and dumped them in a spoil heap, where [...]
Recently, I received the following interesting and encouraging message from K.A. in Northern Ireland:
About 9 months ago, I received a phone call from a man I had visited in one of the counties here about 5 or 6 years previously. He has a stone cutting and polishing business. At the time I wanted some samples [...]
Fossils of 80 baleen whales were uncovered in a desert in Chile last week, catching the attention of the media around the world. It is a spectacular and mysterious find. Why did so many die? What buried them so quickly? Why are they so far inland?
I’ve checked out the reports and the geology of the [...]
Bioturbation is the stirring of sediment by burrowing organisms such as worms, crabs and shellfish. Their feeding and burrowing disturbs the bedding and lamination fabric in the sediment, and with time destroys its structure.
Geologist Carl Froede reported, in Journal of Creation 23(3), experiments on bioturbation that illustrate how quickly the depositional structure of sediments can [...]
It is two and a half months since the tetrapod tracks found in Poland have upturned the neat fish-to-tetrapod transition that has been so popular for promoting evolution. This morning, there was still no word on the Wikipedia entry for Panderichthys so I added the following to “Include tetrapod tracks found in Poland and implications”.
When Climategate broke in November 2009 a catchy song appeared on Youtube called Hide the Decline. It mocked those scientists involved in the climate research who were exposed for manipulating scientific data. The song starts off:
Makin’ up data the old hard way
Fudgin’ the numbers day by day
Ignoring the snow and the cold and a downward [...]
No mention on the Wikipedia entry for Panderichthys about the tetrapod footprints found in Poland that predate it by at least 15 million years (in the evolutionary paradigm, of course). Wiki currently says:
The evolution from fish to land dwelling tetrapods required many changes in anatomy and physiology, most importantly the legs and their supporting structure, [...]