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RAZD
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Message 1 of 8 (715772)
01-08-2014 2:45 PM


http://www.sciencedaily.com/...ases/2014/01/140106160029.htm

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New fossils from Belgium have shed light on the origin of some of the most well-known, and well-loved, modern mammals. Cats and dogs, as well as other carnivorous mammals (like bears, seals, and weasels), taxonomically called 'carnivoraformes', trace their ancestry to primitive carnivorous mammals dating back to 55 million years ago (the beginning of the time period called the Eocene). A study, published in the most recent issue of the Journal of Vertebrate Paleontology, discusses the origins of this group and describes new specimens of one of the earliest of these primitive taxa.

Although close to the origin of carnivoraforms, the fossils suggest there were even more primitive species in the group in an earlier time period, the Paleocene. Says Solé, "The understanding of the origination of the carnivoraforms is important for reconstructing the adaptation of placental mammals to carnivorous diet. Therefore, Dormaalocyon provides information concerning the evolution of placental mammals after the disappearance of the largest dinosaurs (at the Cretaceous-Paleogene extinction event). Our study shows that the carnivoraforms were very diversified at the earliest Eocene, which allows hypothesizing that they were probably already diversified during the latest Paleocene." This means there are more fossils out there to be found that can answer the question of the origin of this beloved modern group.

Oh great, more gaps in the record ...


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Message 3 of 8 (715820)
01-09-2014 12:09 PM
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Yah, but which one is it, a cat or a dog? That thing doesn't look anything like the cat kind or the dog kind. And how do these scientists know that trees back then grew sideways?
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... but which one is it, a cat or a dog? ...

Yes.


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Trees don't usually grow sideways, but their branches do.
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05-20-2014 4:21 PM
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01-08-2014 2:45 PM


Obviously that's just an artists impression. As no body was there at the time there is no possible way to claim it was so.

Just another 'Just So' story that lacks the validity and water tight accuracy of the Bible.


The above ontological example models the zero premise to BB theory. It does so by applying the relative uniformity assumption that the alleged zero event eventually ontologically progressed from the compressed alleged sub-microscopic chaos to bloom/expand into all of the present observable order, more than it models the Biblical record evidence for the existence of Jehovah, the maximal Biblical god designer.
-Attributed to Buzsaw Message 53

The explain to them any scientific investigation that explains the existence of things qualifies as science and as an explanation
-Attributed to Dawn Bertot Message 286

Does a query (thats a question Stile) that uses this physical reality, to look for an answer to its existence and properties become theoretical, considering its deductive conclusions are based against objective verifiable realities.
-Attributed to Dawn Bertot Message 134


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Trees don't usually grow sideways, but their branches do.

Anything is possible for God.


The above ontological example models the zero premise to BB theory. It does so by applying the relative uniformity assumption that the alleged zero event eventually ontologically progressed from the compressed alleged sub-microscopic chaos to bloom/expand into all of the present observable order, more than it models the Biblical record evidence for the existence of Jehovah, the maximal Biblical god designer.
-Attributed to Buzsaw Message 53

The explain to them any scientific investigation that explains the existence of things qualifies as science and as an explanation
-Attributed to Dawn Bertot Message 286

Does a query (thats a question Stile) that uses this physical reality, to look for an answer to its existence and properties become theoretical, considering its deductive conclusions are based against objective verifiable realities.
-Attributed to Dawn Bertot Message 134


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Message 8 of 8 (727818)
05-20-2014 6:03 PM
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05-20-2014 4:16 PM


As the tree grows.
Trees don't usually grow sideways, but their branches do.

I was making a rather flippant observation. RAZD, of course, came back with the most wonderful of flippant answers - which just by luck happens to be true. But don't tell RADZ.

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