Sunday, 17 November 2019

Dino-Era Bird In 3d

Image courtesy of Masanori Yoshida, Fair use doctrine.

Joel Kontinen

The bird fossil is l20 million years old, that’s what the experts say.

It is the size of a pigeon. it is named Fukuipteryx prima, and ”displays something found in modern birds that is absent in other early Cretaceous bird fossils: a bony plate near the tail.”

It was found in Japan. Like the Archaeopteryx that is the oldest known bird, Fukuipteryx had an unfused pelvis and a U-shaped wishbone: hallmarks of primitive birds. However, it is more primitive than the bird found in China, Jeholornis. or Eoconfuciusornis zhengi or the soft tissue fund in a 120 million years old bird.

That is what the experts say.

The findings were published online on The findings were published online on 14 November in the journal Communications Biology.


Weisberger, Mindy. 2019.Dinosaur-Era Bird Preserved in 3D Could Rewrite History of Flight. Live Science (14.11.).

Saturday, 16 November 2019

Puppy With a Tail Isn’t A Tail

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Joel Kontinen


Lu, Donna. 2019. Why the hunt for alien life is under way far beneath Earth's surface. Microbes that breathe sulphur could redefine what it means to be alive and provide clues about what organisms may lurk in the cosmos New Scientist (13 November.


Thursday, 14 November 2019

Scientist Have Found a Living Relative of Bigfoot

Image courtesy of Ghedoghedo, CC BY-SA 3.0).

Joel Kontinen

Bigfoot was a legend, but in spite of what National Geographic tells us, some people still like to see it.

People seem to look to it as the yeti, the snowman in the Himalayas.

This is what live science tells about a cousin of the bigfoot:

”Gigantopithecus blacki dwarfed the great apes that live today; it stood around 10 feet (3 meters) tall and weighed up to 270 kilograms (595 lbs). But as massive as Gigantopithecus was in life, fossils of the hefty primate have been few and hard to find — thousands of teeth and four partial jaws — leaving many questions about the extinct ape's evolutionary lineage and appearance.

However, the post says that they have found the closest living relative of bigfoot, which is nonsense, as it was almost 2 million years old.

Now, scientist have recovered a Gigantopithecus molar dating to 1.9 million years ago. The bigfoot isn’t a human ancestor, but like chimpanzees and bonobos it is a chimp ancestor.

Weisberger, Mindy. 2019. Closest Living Relative of Extinct 'Bigfoot' Found. Live Science (13 November).

Tuesday, 12 November 2019

Scientist See a Living Fossil in Vietnam

A silver-backed chevrotain. Image courtesy of live science, fair use doctrine.

Joel Kontinen

It looks like a part-deer, and scientist hadn’t seen it for almost 30 years.

"With the distinguishing silver line down its back that starts just behind its shoulders, the silver-backed chevrotain (Tragulus versicolor) looks a bit like a deer, but it's the size of a large house cat. The species is thought to be endemic to Vietnam and was first described in the early 20th century and again in 1990. Since then, the silver-backed chevrotain had been "missing."

Now it was found.

And the search party got 1,881 pictures of the species.

The chevrotain is a living fossil, it hasn’t changed for 34 “million years”.

The enormous number of living fossils should be an embarrassment to a theory (Darwinian evolution) that is often defined as change over time.


Saplakoglu, Yasemin. 2019. A Tiny Species That Looks Part-Deer, Part-Mouse Was Missing for Nearly 30 Years. Scientists Just Found It. Live Science (11.11.).

Sunday, 10 November 2019

30 Years Since the Berlin Wall Came Down

Image courtesy of Lyricmac, CC BY-SA 3.0. Memorial to the Victims of the Wall, Berlin in 1986.

Joel Kontinen

The East German leaders called it the Anti-Fascist Protection Rampart (German: Antifaschistischer Schutzwall).

When Germany was divided up by the aliens after World War II, and in 1961 the soviets found it necessary to keep East Berliners away from the west.

The wall was 140 kilometres (87 miles) long. In June 1962, a second, parallel fence was built some 100 metres (110 yards) farther into East German territory. The houses contained between the fences were razed and the inhabitants relocated, thus establishing what later became known as the death strip.

At least 140 people met their death, when escaping.

U.S. President Ronald Reagan said in 1987: “General Secretary Gorbachev, if you seek peace, if you seek prosperity for the Soviet Union and eastern Europe, if you seek liberalization, come here to this gate. Mr. Gorbachev, open this gate. Mr. Gorbachev, tear down this Wall!

Just two years after the saying, the Berlin Wall came down. Thus the gate to keep the Berliners in East Berlin had failed, showing that the Orwellian history is over.


Reagan's 'tear down this wall' speech turns 20. 2007. USA Today.

Friday, 8 November 2019

Ancient Ape with 'Human Legs' and 'Orangutan Arms'

Image courtesy of Christoph Jäckle, fair use doctrine.

Joel Kontinen

More than 11 million years ago, an oddball ape equipped with human-like legs and robust ape-like arms clambered across tree limbs, possibly escaping feline predators. That's the picture that scientists have gleaned about a new species of fossil ape discovered in Bavaria.”

The species is called Danuvius guggenmosi, named after Danuvius, the Celtic – Roman river god and after the man who found the place where they were found, Sigulf Guggenmos.

Danuvius is like an ape and a hominin in one," study lead author Madelaine Böhme, a palaeontologist at the Eberhard Karls University of Tübingen in Germany.”

Evolutionists claim that while the fossil could hang from trees, just like the modern big apes, it did not walk its fingers were not as robust like one would have expected of big apes, that is, knuckle-walkers.
But the evidence is in the fossils, and we cannot know they were from the same species. It has often happened that the fossils of one species have begun to mix with another one.

The scientist concluded that the study was outlined in the November issue of the journal Nature.


Choi, Charles Q, 2019. Ancient Ape with 'Human Legs' and 'Orangutan Arms' Moved Like No Other Creature on Earth. Live Science (5 November).