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remijdio's Avatar Comment 1 by remijdio

Bridges gap for scientists, creates two more for creationists. :-D

Thu, 14 Apr 2011 03:02:47 UTC | #615265

Neodarwinian's Avatar Comment 2 by Neodarwinian

Buck toothed evil spirit reptile. A name any dinosaur would be proud of! I am moving to New Mexico shortly ( not as shortly as I anticipated; typical California screw up at the DMV ) and wonder if New Mexico well become a fertile field for such ancient dinosaur finds. Perhaps I will regress to childhood ans start looking for fossils again.

Thu, 14 Apr 2011 03:23:54 UTC | #615274

skiles1's Avatar Comment 3 by skiles1

The artist's rendering makes it look so pissed, though. Why couldn't they paint it to have skin like a white person and happy countenance? You know: like the Catholics portray Jesus.

Thu, 14 Apr 2011 03:50:00 UTC | #615285

skiles1's Avatar Comment 4 by skiles1

To hell with it: give it white skin and a grin and even a banjo. Why not a banjo? Yes. And don't call it "Buck-toothed Demon", call it "New Mexico Slim". That's nicer.

I don't see why we atheists always feel an obligation for the truth. That's their racket.

(Yes, I'm joking.)

Thu, 14 Apr 2011 04:08:02 UTC | #615287

zengardener's Avatar Comment 5 by zengardener

What is the advantage of teeth like that. It is not as if there was corn around to eat or picket fences to contain the corn.

Thu, 14 Apr 2011 04:35:35 UTC | #615291

Mamba24's Avatar Comment 6 by Mamba24

Another transitional fossil for the creationists to deny

Thu, 14 Apr 2011 05:02:16 UTC | #615293

TheVirginian's Avatar Comment 7 by TheVirginian

We need an urgent, "Jurassic Park" project to find mosquitoes in amber with this species' DNA in their guts. That's because, contrary to the statement that "Daimon" means evil spirit, it's original meaning was "energy." So if we can breed great herds of these critters, we can use them to generate all of our electricity and end our dependence upon fossils fuels!!! No more global warming (Well, unless these little guys fart a lot!) The Greeks later decided that all of that energy - good, good, good, good vibrations - actually came from friendly, guardian spirits, so they named the spirits "demons." It was only those blaspheming, atheist Christians who claimed that demons were evil.

Thu, 14 Apr 2011 05:24:27 UTC | #615303

TheVirginian's Avatar Comment 8 by TheVirginian

Oops! Hit the posting button twice by accident. Or maybe it was Zeus' will that I post my ingenious idea twice!

Thu, 14 Apr 2011 05:24:51 UTC | #615304

Michael Gray's Avatar Comment 9 by Michael Gray

It is obviously a hand-puppet.

Thu, 14 Apr 2011 06:38:48 UTC | #615319

quincyme's Avatar Comment 10 by quincyme

Ohnoz. Two more gaps for us to fill.... Anyone said that already? LOL

Thu, 14 Apr 2011 07:01:13 UTC | #615327

Alan4discussion's Avatar Comment 11 by Alan4discussion

This new discovery shows that there is still much to be learned about the early evolution of dinosaurs. "The continued exploration of even well-studied regions like the American Southwest will still yield remarkable new fossil finds," Sues said.

The knowledge keeps building, and the gaps keep closing!

Thu, 14 Apr 2011 08:23:59 UTC | #615348

Stafford Gordon's Avatar Comment 12 by Stafford Gordon

Comment1: remijido.

You took the very words out of my mouth.

Thu, 14 Apr 2011 11:04:32 UTC | #615387

AsylumWarden's Avatar Comment 13 by AsylumWarden

Yup and mine. As soon as I saw the headline containing the word 'bridges gap' I was thinking of the creationists claiming there were now two gaps.

Thu, 14 Apr 2011 12:04:10 UTC | #615401

I Worship Irony's Avatar Comment 14 by I Worship Irony

At last ,Finally we've found the long sought after Crocoduck :-)

Thu, 14 Apr 2011 14:49:53 UTC | #615436

RichardofYork's Avatar Comment 15 by RichardofYork

http://www.povonline.com/images2/rod.gif I knew I'd seen this creature before on TV

Thu, 14 Apr 2011 15:07:15 UTC | #615442

LabSpecimen's Avatar Comment 16 by LabSpecimen

"Various features of the skull and neck in Daemonosaurus indicate that it was intermediate between the earliest known predatory dinosaurs from South America and more advanced theropod dinosaurs,"

"More advanced". Sheesh. It's not a ladder!

Thu, 14 Apr 2011 15:59:47 UTC | #615460

Wake_Up's Avatar Comment 17 by Wake_Up

Show me the intermediates! Show me the "missing link"!.......See, the louder i say it, the more it makes it seem like your evidence isn't good enough for evolution to be true..

I just wanted to see what it was like to be on the other side of the argument...

Thu, 14 Apr 2011 16:27:19 UTC | #615470

Agrajag's Avatar Comment 18 by Agrajag

Comment 5 by zengardener

What is the advantage of teeth like that.

No survival advantage at all. Trouble eating, and what self-respecting female would mate with something like that?

Once again (like Neil Shubin), we can use the predictive power of Paleontology and Evolutionary Biology to speculate that there is an as-yet-undiscovered species in the Genus "Orthodontosaurus", whose symbiotic relationship with Daemonosaurus is obvious! ;-)
Steve

EDIT: Attention, Moderators: "By - - SCIENC DAILY"... Sumpin's missin'

Thu, 14 Apr 2011 16:58:28 UTC | #615489

BowDownToGizmo's Avatar Comment 19 by BowDownToGizmo

Comment 18 by Agrajag :

EDIT: Attention, Moderators: "By - - SCIENC DAILY"... Sumpin's missin'

Poor moderators, bloody atheists don't miss a thing

Thu, 14 Apr 2011 20:35:23 UTC | #615552

k_docks's Avatar Comment 20 by k_docks

Another sermon from the preachers of evolution making the followers feel all fuzzy and warm in their close minded delusion.

And we're all led to believe that this is 'science' without so much as presenting one piece of evidence! If you want to convert the sceptics to your evolutionary dogma then you need to present the evidence. It's all about the evidence, not some ones fairytale about millions of years, triassic periods and scary looking teeth!

Thu, 14 Apr 2011 23:22:07 UTC | #615607

God fearing Atheist's Avatar Comment 21 by God fearing Atheist

Comment 20 by k_docks :

If you follow the link you will find the paper the info. came from:-

  1. H.-D. Sues, S. J. Nesbitt, D. S. Berman, A. C. Henrici. A late-surviving basal theropod dinosaur from the latest Triassic of North America. Proceedings of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences, 2011; DOI: 10.1098/rspb.2011.0410

That paper has 32 references giving where the background info. in that paper came from. Those papers will also contain references. Follow the chain and you will have tens of thousands of papers and probably the museum reference numbers of hundreds of fossils. Read the papers, visit the museums, visit the sites. It will all be documented (except for security about some sites to prevent fossil pirates).

Fri, 15 Apr 2011 00:00:03 UTC | #615616

CleverCarbon's Avatar Comment 22 by CleverCarbon

OH GOD NO! Now there are two whole NEW gaps! How are we ever going to prove evolution is true when every piece of evidence creates the need for twice as much evidence?!

Fri, 15 Apr 2011 00:50:20 UTC | #615633

God fearing Atheist's Avatar Comment 23 by God fearing Atheist

Comment 22 by CleverCarbon :

Now there are two whole NEW gaps!

Na. One new fossil, one new gap:-

Fossil Gap Fossil Gap Fossil ...

Add a Fossil:-

Fossil Gap Fossil Gap Fossil Gap Fossil ...

The tree of life is the same, just harder to illustrate here.

Fri, 15 Apr 2011 01:23:48 UTC | #615643

Agrajag's Avatar Comment 24 by Agrajag

Comment 21 by God fearing Atheist:

Comment 20 by k_docks :

If you follow the link you will find the paper the info. came from:-

"My mind is made up; don't bother me with the facts." :lol:
Steve

EDIT:

Comment 19 by BowDownToGizmo

Comment 18 by Agrajag :

EDIT: Attention, Moderators: "By - - SCIENC DAILY"... Sumpin's missin'

Poor moderators, bloody atheists don't miss a thing

Apparently some of 'em do! :-D

Fri, 15 Apr 2011 02:52:41 UTC | #615658

Tyler Durden's Avatar Comment 25 by Tyler Durden

Comment 20 by k_docks :

Another sermon from the preachers of evolution making the followers feel all fuzzy and warm in their close minded delusion. And we're all led to believe that this is 'science' without so much as presenting one piece of evidence! If you want to convert the sceptics to your evolutionary dogma then you need to present the evidence. It's all about the evidence, not some ones fairytale about millions of years, triassic periods and scary looking teeth!

Perhaps you should Read more, or just, read more.

Fri, 15 Apr 2011 03:13:51 UTC | #615663

Alan4discussion's Avatar Comment 26 by Alan4discussion

Comment 20 by k_docks

Another sermon from the preachers of evolution making the followers feel all fuzzy and warm in their close minded delusion.

Yep! The YEC preaching ignoramus is back!

And we're all led to believe that this is 'science' without so much as presenting one piece of evidence!

I think you have about three years of study to do to on basic cosmology, astronomy biology and Earth sciences, before you will be capable of recognising understanding the hundreds of libraries full of evidence about numerous subjects and thousands of species past and present, in millions of locations over millions of years. Even a few samples are more than enough evidence for people capable of understanding them.

Of course to gain understanding it is necessary to start the studying with basic science!

Fri, 15 Apr 2011 09:11:53 UTC | #615719

Dave H's Avatar Comment 27 by Dave H

Comment 5 by zengardener :

What is the advantage of teeth like that. It is not as if there was corn around to eat or picket fences to contain the corn.

They provided business for another dinosaur of the time - the orthodont.

Fri, 15 Apr 2011 11:20:26 UTC | #615749

Roger J. Stanyard's Avatar Comment 28 by Roger J. Stanyard

Comment 20 by k_docks :

Another sermon from the preachers of evolution making the followers feel all fuzzy and warm in their close minded delusion.

And we're all led to believe that this is 'science' without so much as presenting one piece of evidence! If you want to convert the sceptics to your evolutionary dogma then you need to present the evidence. It's all about the evidence, not some ones fairytale about millions of years, triassic periods and scary looking teeth!

For heaven's sake grow up! You don't even understand your own creation science.

For years the creationists have being saying that they use the same evidence as proper scientists, just that they differ in interpretation. If mainstream science has no evidence, neither does "creation science".

It never fails to amaze me how pig shit ignorant creationists are about their own creation science (and theology). But they are always "right" and everyone else is always stupid.

Listen, junior, stop taking you "science" from your local kiddies Sunday school and try using a big place called a library. It has thinks called books in it (although not colouring books like at Sunday school). It's how you learn.

Sat, 16 Apr 2011 14:06:43 UTC | #616117

bobwinters's Avatar Comment 29 by bobwinters

Poor Noah, I guess this is another animal to fit on his boat. What a terrible position he must of been in to figure out how to fit all these on board.

Mon, 18 Apr 2011 00:53:31 UTC | #616592

TheRationalizer's Avatar Comment 30 by TheRationalizer

I'm still waiting for the day when a duck is born with the head of a crocodile. We all know that people like Ray Comfort would immediately claim that this disproves evolution :)

Tue, 19 Apr 2011 16:30:17 UTC | #617152