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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 mellestad ( 1301507 ) on Friday June 18, 2010 @05:31PM (#32619406)
    So the world was flooded for months with over a mile of water, then all the bodies, still whole, settle in the same region, then they are trampled and eaten by dinosaur scavengers (presumably they just ran really fast from Noah's ark back to Alberta). Awesome, that explains everything.
  • by hellfire ( 86129 ) <> on Friday June 18, 2010 @05:32PM (#32619416) Homepage

    Okay I'm not surprised or upset some nut job decided to post the usual whackjob theories. I'm surprised that multiple modded him. I'm upset that you modded him "interesting" and not "funny".

    WTF is wrong with you people today?

  • by bmo ( 77928 ) on Friday June 18, 2010 @05:46PM (#32619612)

    A creationist stands on his hind legs and says thusly:

    look at the evidence honestly.

    I've debated with Young Earth Creationists such as yourself.

    Newtonian physics doesn't mention God. Relativistic physics doesn't invoke God. Maxwell's equations don't involve God. Astronomy doesn't involve God. Electronics theory doesn't involve God. None of the sciences involve God. The biological sciences don't invoke God. Medicine doesn't invoke God. But Creationists such as yourself have no problem benefiting from the results of such science and the technology it helps create.

    It's more productive talking to a toothbrush. I'm tired of people such as yourself trying to drag us all back to the 12'th century with regards to knowledge. I've heard it for most of my 44 years on this planet.

    No. You're willfully stupid. Go away. And stop using all that Godless science and technology you rely on every day to get through modern life.



  • by snowraver1 ( 1052510 ) on Friday June 18, 2010 @05:54PM (#32619708)
    These wern't actually found that close to Drumheller. They were found near the tiny village (hamlet?) of Hilda, which is about 50 KM NE from Medicine Hat.

Things are not as simple as they seems at first. - Edward Thorp