Thursday, September 17, 2009

Tiny Raptorex Lived Long Before T-Rex

"Have the subsequently introduced species consumed the food of the great antecedent races? Can we believe that the Capybara has taken the food of the Toxodon, the Guanaco of the Macrauchenia, the existing small Edentata of their numerous gigantic prototypes? Certainly, no fact in the long history of the world is so startling as the wide and repeated exterminations of its inhabitants." -- Charles R. Darwin, naturalist, 1834

Another problem for Darwinists: Tiny Tyrannosaur: T. Rex Body Plan Debuted In Raptorex, But 100th The Size.

ScienceDaily (Sep. 17, 2009) — A 9-foot dinosaur from northeastern China had evolved [sic] all the hallmark anatomical features of Tyrannosaurus rex at least 125 million years ago.

University of Chicago paleontologist Paul Sereno and five co-authors describe the newly discovered dinosaur in the Sept. 17 Science Express, advanced online edition of the journal Science.

Raptorex shows that tyrannosaur design evolved [sic] at "punk size," said Sereno, a National Geographic Explorer-in-Residence, "basically our bodyweight. And that's pretty staggering, because there's no other example that I can think of where an animal has been so finely designed [as in intelligent design not unintelligent design] at about 100th the size that it would eventually become." [Obviously Dr. Sereno is unaware of giant humans]

1 comment:

Jeffery Keown said...

How is this a problem?

Cute how you did the [sic] behind the word evolved each time.

Evolution predicts repetition of body plans as solutions for common environmental stresses and opportunities. Thus:

"On other continents like Africa, you have as many as three large predators living in the same areas that split among them the job of eating meat," he said. But in Africa, the allosaurs never went extinct, as they did in North America, possibly presenting an evolutionary opportunity for Raptorex. "We have no evidence that it was a competitive takeover," said Sereno, "because we have never found large tyrannosaurs and allosaurs together."

So, once again, you and the rest of the denial crowd can blow your "falsification" out your ass.

As for the teleological language of the article, that's unfortunately common in evolutionary science. They say designed instead of adapted, apparently, I suppose, to give the kooks something to crow about.

Get over it.