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Sahelanthropus, evolution, and the word "theory"; what Mike Pence really said

The now Vice-President of the United States stands accused of having said that evolution is “just a theory”; see here and here. No he did not say that. 2,015 more words


Three archaeological poems by Thomas Hardy

Thomas Hardy was one of my favourite authors as a teenager (my friend and I had a challenge to try to read all of his novels, which we didn’t quite manage). 885 more words


Let's take out all Solnhofen birds except Archaeopteryx from the LRT

Traditional cladograms include
only one Solnhofen bird, typically labeled Archaeopteryx. Whether they use the holotype specimen or not, I don’t know. Earlier the large reptile tree… 343 more words

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Allosaurus Roar's Fossil of the Week 1/30/17

This week’s Fossil of the Week features the only North American specimen of one of the world’s most famous (and important) prehistoric¬†animals, the Archaeopteryx… 523 more words


Jurassic birds took off from the ground - SVP abstracts 2016

Everyone knows:
Ground up hypothesis –¬†

implies and includes flapping, always has. Birds flap, always have, at least since the elongation and locking down of the coracoid… 684 more words

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Ten Questions About Evolution

I’m going to answer Ten questions to ask your biology teacher about evolution posted on the creationist web site http://www.iconsofevolution.com/:

ORIGIN OF LIFE. Why do textbooks claim that the 1953 Miller-Urey experiment shows how life’s building blocks may have formed on the early Earth — when conditions on the early Earth were probably nothing like those used in the experiment, and the origin of life remains a mystery?

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By Jonathan Taylor Davies

You are wrong
and attractive,
borne high on
frankenstein wings,
decaying black feathers
bound roughly together
in spirals of frayed string; 231 more words