Wednesday, February 27, 2008

Science News: Sea Reptile is Biggest on Record


I have to admit when I read stories like this or perhaps some startling discovery in the universe that I get a bit of a grrrrrr moment.

Why so? well I cannot help think about all the stupid kids being home schooled by even stupider parents.

I used to wonder what kind of explanation these fundamentalist child abusers gave to their kids when say for instance a story like this came on the news.
As I have learnt more about home schooling that question has since been answered, the kids never get the opportunity to see or read anything that doesn't fit in with creation/young earth dogma.

How conceited, arrogant and demented can these wankers be, with a universe that is 156 billion light years across was put there for us, with us only in mind by some celestial all hearing all knowing super being.

It's criminal and the fuckers should be locked up for denying their kids, if not an education, then at least for denying them the truth and the wonders of evolution and the glory of science and the universe.

A fossilised "sea monster" unearthed on an Arctic island is the largest marine reptile known to science, Norwegian scientists have announced.

The 150 million-year-old specimen was found on Spitspergen, in the Arctic island chain of Svalbard, in 2006.

The Jurassic-era leviathan is one of 40 sea reptiles from a fossil "treasure trove" uncovered on the island.

Nicknamed "The Monster", the immense creature would have measured 15m (50ft) from nose to tail......................

"We have carried out a search of the literature, so we now know that we have the biggest [pliosaur]. It's not just arm-waving anymore," Dr Hurum told the BBC News website.

"The flipper is 3m long with very few parts missing. On Monday, we assembled all the bones in our basement and we amazed ourselves - we had never seen it together before."more

Thanks to Iomi for the uppermost and the timeline graphic, I came across her post Dinosaur Adventure land whilst looking for yet another picture, which kind of endorses my rant somewhat.


iomi said...

Wow- very interesting blog. I spent a few minutes poking around and enjoyed it.

I can't believe (in the next post) that that family didn't move out of that horrible town after they all abused the daughter.

Anonymous said...

13-metre marine reptile fossil found in Limburg quarry.

Himself said...

Interesting, I shall await its revealing.

If I'm not mistaken, there have been quite a lot of important finds to come out of Germany.

Again if I'm not mistaken, a fossil that has been attributed one of our earliest ancestors. But a creature, by no means humanoid.

Researchers in one of the Nordic countries? paid big bucks for it during the last ten years?