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BurtWorm Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-10-08 09:39 AM
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Scientists find Serpent described in Genesis, perversely claiming he's 92 million years old
It doesn't look a day over 6,000 years.


J-C.Rage/F.Escuillie/Comptes Rendus Biologies
How Eupodophis descouensi might have looked. The legs are far down the body


http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/science/nature/7339508.stm

A fossil animal locked in Lebanese limestone has been shown to be an extremely precious discovery - a snake with two legs.

Scientists have only a handful of specimens that illustrate the evolutionary narrative that goes from ancient lizard to limbless modern serpent.

Researchers at the European Light Source (ESRF) in Grenoble, France, used intense X-rays to confirm that a creature imprinted on a rock, and with one visible leg, had another appendage buried just under the surface of the slab.

"We were sure he had two legs but it was great to see it, and we hope to find other characteristics that we couldn't see on the other limb," said Alexandra Houssaye from the National Museum of Natural History, Paris.

The 85cm-long (33in) creature, known as Eupodophis descouensi, comes from the Late Cretaceous, about 92 million years ago.

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islandmkl Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-10-08 09:41 AM
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1. 92 million years?...
yeah, that's only about 6,000 years in fundie-years...
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flvegan Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-10-08 09:41 AM
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2. Scientists. Pffft. Researchers. Hmph.
If they keep digging, they'll find the rest of the arc beneath, uh...it.
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Orrex Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-10-08 09:42 AM
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3. Now *that's* a subtle serpent
No doubt this missing link will be dismissed as yet another in the long chain of missing links that don't prove anything.
:eyes:


Cool article!
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Winterblues Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-10-08 10:27 AM
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4. Oh that rascally God, he is playing pranks on us again
:shrug:
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