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Alberta Scientists Discover Largest-Ever Cache of Dinosaur Bones 154

Cryolithic writes "The largest cache of dinosaur bones ever found has been unearthed in Alberta. From the article: '... officials at the Royal Tyrrell Museum say the Hilda site provides the first solid evidence that some horned dinosaur herds were much larger than previously thought, with numbers comfortably in the high hundreds to low thousands. ... Rather than picturing the animals as drowning while crossing a river, a classic scenario that has been used to explain bonebed occurrences at many sites in Alberta, the research team interpreted the vast coastal landscape as being submerged during tropical storms or hurricanes. With no high ground to escape to, most of the members of the herd drowned in the rising coastal waters. Carcasses were deposited in clumps across kilometers of ancient landscape as floodwaters receded.'"
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Alberta Scientists Discover Largest-Ever Cache of Dinosaur Bones

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  • by migla ( 1099771 ) on Friday June 18, 2010 @05:06PM (#32619006)

    "God put those there to test our faith."

  • by aristotle-dude ( 626586 ) on Friday June 18, 2010 @05:14PM (#32619136)
    They discovered a large herd of animals which died in a a large flood event.

    What did this remind you of?

    Put away your bullshit anti-religious rhetoric and look at the evidence honestly. Mitochondrial Eve, this flood evidence are all examples of science rediscovering what people have known for centuries. Scientist see something right in front of them but they just have to change a few details around to keep themselves from sounding like "creationists" to their colleagues.

    Science now knows that it is possible for humans to live for centuries if their Telomeres were to not deteriorate. There have been examples this phenomenon. Google "immortal cells" for a story about cancer cells that are still alive when their original host had passed on long ago.

  • by Cyclloid ( 948776 ) on Friday June 18, 2010 @05:16PM (#32619162)
    Fido I told you to stop burying your leftovers in the yard.
  • Curator (Score:5, Funny)

    by Dr. Eggman ( 932300 ) on Friday June 18, 2010 @05:17PM (#32619188)
    Former Curator and original collector of many of the bones in the cache, "Skippy," was unavailable for comment. However his lawyers, have stated that he is not pleased with this "discovery" by the human scientists and will be submitting an injunction against removal of any bones after his "walkies."
  • by Anonymous Coward on Friday June 18, 2010 @05:19PM (#32619212) []

    And O, Jesus and the disciples walked to Nazareth, but the trail was blocked by a giant brontosaurus, with a splinter in his paw. And O, the disciples did run shrieking, "What a big fucking lizard, Lord!"

  • by Chih ( 1284150 ) on Friday June 18, 2010 @05:22PM (#32619264)
    Mod Parent YHWH
  • Site of (Score:5, Funny)

    by JustOK ( 667959 ) on Friday June 18, 2010 @05:31PM (#32619402) Journal

    They were found near a site that has been described as a prehistoric drive in, along with what appears overturned car.

  • by caywen ( 942955 ) on Friday June 18, 2010 @08:49PM (#32621314)

    This is great! Now we can have far quicker access to dinosaur bones without high latency.

  • by ladadadada ( 454328 ) on Saturday June 19, 2010 @05:00PM (#32627620) Homepage

    The good man is not a troll and was indeed quoting one of funniest comedians of our time who is also conveniently mentioned in his sig. The follow up line was:

    Bill: "I think God put you here to test my faith, Dude. You actually believe that?"
    Young earth creationist: "Uh huh."
    Bill: "Does that trouble anyone here? The idea that God.. might be...fuckin' with our heads? I have trouble sleeping with that knowledge. Some prankster God running around: "Hu hu ho. We will see who believes in me now, ha HA.”

    And now, for some more dinosaur based humour from Bill:

    Bill: “You believe the world's 12 thousand years old?"
    YEC: "That's right."
    Bill: "Okay I got a question to ask you."
    YEC: "Okay"
    Bill: "It's a one word question."
    YEC: "Uh huh."
    Bill: "Dinosaurs."

    Bill: " You know the world's 12 thousand years old and dinosaurs existed, they existed in that time, you'd think it would have been mentioned in the fucking Bible at some point. "And lo Jesus and the disciples walked to Nazareth. But the trail was blocked by a giant brontosaurus...with a splinter in his paw. And O the disciples did run a shriekin': 'What a big fucking lizard, Lord!' But Jesus was unafraid and he took the splinter from the brontosaurus's paw and the big lizard became his friend.”

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