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onehandle Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-30-05 02:49 PM
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6000 Year Old Spider Embedded in Amber, blood intact.
The 20 mil thing must be a typo.
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Spider 'is 20 million years old'

A scientist has described a spider that was trapped and preserved in amber 20 million years ago. Palaeontologist Dr David Penney, of the University of Manchester, found the 4cm long by 2cm wide fossil during a visit to a museum in the Dominican Republic.

Since the discovery two years ago, he has used droplets of blood in the amber to reveal the age of the specimen.

It is thought to be the first time spider blood has been found in amber and scientists hope to extract its DNA.

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/england/manchester/4296398.s...
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TallahasseeGrannie Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-30-05 02:50 PM
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1. I'M TIRED OF TALKING ABOUT BARBARA BUSH, OK!?
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clydefrand Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-30-05 02:55 PM
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8. Funnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnny! Thanks for the laugh AND
I can relate to this from your profile:


"Sometimes I sit and think. Sometimes I just sit."
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The Sushi Bandit Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-30-05 02:51 PM
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2. 20 mil is right
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SteppingRazor Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-30-05 02:52 PM
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4. Indeed. Your sarcasm detector, however, must be broken.
;)
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charlie Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-30-05 02:52 PM
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5. 'tis a joke
Can't shoehorn 20 million years into Creationist time.
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phantom power Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-30-05 03:06 PM
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12. Lies! The FSM altered the radioisotopes with His noodly appendage!
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SteppingRazor Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-30-05 02:51 PM
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3. Quick, Smithers! Fire up the clone machine!
Soon, our race of giant spider clones will be complete! Exccccellent!

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aquart Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-30-05 02:52 PM
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6. Wasn't this a scene from Jurassic Park?
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cassiepriam Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-30-05 02:55 PM
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7. Can we send it to get bugboy??
HIs mojo isn't so good anymore.
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Commie Pinko Dirtbag Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-30-05 02:56 PM
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9. Oooooooo what a beautiful backhand swipe. 6000 indeed!
Me like!

If you feel offended by it, drag the mouse over this message's text.
All young-earthers and creationists are assholes. Yep, this includes YOU.
That will be all.
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MissB Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-30-05 02:59 PM
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10. .
:spray:

I had to look, you know.
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pitohui Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-30-05 03:02 PM
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11. i doubt the 20 myo is a typo, i think it's correct
dominican amber isn't really from the jurassic era or the mesozoic era at all, you know, that was just a story

i wouldn't be surprised at all to learn the amber was that young
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frogmarch Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-30-05 03:43 PM
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14. what testing method
was used to determine the age of the blood? Last I heard, Carbon 14 testing is the only method that can be used to date organic remains themselves...and it's useless for remains older than 40,000 to 60,000 years old.

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beingthere Donating Member (215 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-30-05 03:29 PM
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13. would that 20 mil be
before or after Intelligent Design??
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