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Re: 155 mya "Squid" has preserved ink sac



It doesn't take much reading of comments to electronic news stories in the US to realize that there are people who simply electronically troll for stories about fossils and immediately post comments about the earth being young, "Carbon dating" being flawed, etc. Fortunately, there are an equal number of people who troll for such comments and then respond to them refuting their claims. This can make comment reading a bit of a waste of time as the same debate comes up repeatedly, but it does not allow these erroneous and misleading statements to stand unanswered and appear to be true.

Dan


Box, Rick wrote:
Did anybody read the article's comments? I thought only the USA had a
significant fundamentalist/young-earth population.

Rick Box
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From: owner-DINOSAUR@usc.edu [mailto:owner-DINOSAUR@usc.edu] On Behalf
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Sent: Wednesday, August 19, 2009 12:13 AM
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Subject: 155 mya "Squid" has preserved ink sac


http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-1207367/The-150million-ye
ar-old-squid-fossil-perfectly-preserved-scientists-make-ink-ink-sac.html

or     http://preview.tinyurl.com/onfe3k

The squid-like creature perished some 155million years ago.

But despite the vast passage of time, experts who unearthed the
fossilised remains were able to extract ink from its perfectly-preserved sac and use it to paint a picture of the ancient animal.
...
The inch-long ink sac had become separated from its owner -
Belemnotheutis antiquus - which Dr Wilby said was squid-like but not the same as a modern-day squid.

However the black ink was of exactly the same structure as that of
todays version. Although solidified, some was ground up with an ammonia solution to make paint.
...

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