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1. Some Additional References on Mass Extinctions and on Radioactivity (especially K-T) [Catastrophism Geology $]
... and the articles of Schindewolf and of Salop in Catastr.Geol. 212. Andova A., 1929: Aussterben der Mesozoischen Reptilian. Palaeobiologice 2:222-245; 2:365-401. Anonymous, 1975: Did the anaerobes defeat the dinosaurs? New Sci. 68/977:512. Axelrod D. 1., 1967: Quaternary extinctions of large mammals. U. of CA, Pub/. in Geo/. Sci. 47:1-42. Axelrod D. I., Bailey H. P., 1968: Cretaceous Dinosaur extinction. Evolution 22/3:595-611. Bakker R. T., 1977: Tetrapod mass extinctions. In: Hallam A. (ad.): Patterns of Evolution. Elsevier. p. 439-468. Benda L., 1962: Usber die Annsicherung von Uran und Thorium in Phosphoriten und Bonebeds des nördlichen Harzvorlandes. Geol./b. 80. Boland P., 1976: Models for the collapse of terrestrial communities of large vertebrates. Not. Mus. Natur. Sci, Can., Syllogeus 12 ...
2. Pterodactyls in the Mesozoic: A Flap in Time [Aeon Journal $]
... as the early molluscs. The subsequent Cenozoic Era was the Age of Mammals, in spite of traces of mammalian existence as far back as the Late Permian or Early Triassic; and, whatwith the extinction of the dinosaurs at the close of the Cretaceous, the door opened wide for the advance and development of these furry viviparous animals. What's in a Name Velociraptor, which, despite Steven Spielberg's entertaining accuracy of dinosaurs, did not thrive during the Jurassic but in the Late Cretaceous. (Illustration by Bob Giuliani.) The term dinosaur itself is a hybrid of the Greek words, deinos (" terrible") and sauros (" lizard"), and was coined in 1842 by Owen in his report to the British Association for the Advancement of Science. Owen was one of the first to recognize that a new family of extinct species had once existed on the primordial Earth. He thus initiated an unflagging interest in the fossils of ancient monsters which has burgeoned in recent days with Steven Spielberg's films which attempt, in entertaining fashion, to authenticate the appearance ...
3. New tallest dinosaur [SIS Internet Digest $]
... From: SIS Internet Digest 2000:1 (May 2000) Home¦ Issue Contents New tallest dinosaur Kronia List, 09 Jan 2000 Page 13 of the new issue of Popular Science shows a new candidate for dinosaur with the longest neck. Again, for any unfamiliar with this one, scientists have noted over the last few years that a sauropod could not hold his neck upright (in our gravity) since the heart it would take to get blood to its head at such heights would not fit inside its body. They have failed to note that such a creature could not hold its neck outwards either, since that would amount to requiring flesh and blood to deal with upwards of half a million foot-pounds of torque, and that there is therefore an impossible conundrum involved in understanding how sauropod dinosaurs lived. The longer the neck, the worse the problem, and they say this new dinosaur could look right in at people on the sixth floor. The only rational explanation, of course, is attenuated gravity in the former age. Ted Holden, medved ...
4. Impossible Dinosaurs [Thunderbolts Website]
... 22, 2004. home pic of the day archive subject index abstract archive Links: Holoscience Electric Cosmos The Universe Plasma Cosmology Society for Interdisciplinary Studies educational resources Aeon Journal Jun 23, 2005 Impossible Dinosaurs The giant dinosaurs are fascinating. How did they get so big? Why are there none alive today? Their size rivals that of modern whales, which cannot survive without the buoyancy of water. So early paleontologists postulated that the biggest dinosaurs must have spent most of their lives wading in the shallow seas of the Mesozoic Era. Then dinosaur footprints were discovered. Not just a few, but thousands of footprints. Somehow, even the largest of dinosaurs were walking around on land, not even dragging their enormous tails behind them. So wading in shallow seas was replaced by grazing in herds and the original reason for the wading-- that a dinosaur on land would have been a beached whale-- was forgotten. Catastrophist Ted Holden has resurrected the controversy by examining the relationship of size, weight, and strength in animals. (His analysis was the basis ...
5. Dinosaur Flatulence And Climate Changes [Science Frontiers Website]
... Science Frontiers ONLINE No. 80: Mar-Apr 1992 Issue Contents Other pages Home Page Science Frontiers Online All Issues This Issue Sourcebook Project Sourcebook Subjects Dinosaur Flatulence And Climate Changes "Fossilized dinosaur dung contains evidence that flatulence from the giant creatures may have helped warm the Earth's climate millions of years ago, scientists said yesterday. "The researchers detected chemical signs of bacteria and algae in known and suspected dinosaur droppings. That indicates that plant-eating dinosaurs digested their food by fermenting it, a process that gives off methane." We all know that methane is a "greenhouse gas," so it seems that the dinosaurs may have self-destructed. (Anonymous; "How Dinosaurs May Have Helped Make Earth Warmer," San Francisco Chronicle, October 23, 1991. Cr. D.H. Palmer) Comment. We are not being facetious here, for it is seriously proposed that much of the greenhouse gas produced today comes from cattle, sheep, and other animals that ferment their food. From Science Frontiers #80, MAR-APR 1992.© 1992-2000 William R. Corliss Other ...
6. Impossible Dinosaurs [Thunderbolts Website]
... 22, 2004. home pic of the day archive subject index abstract archive Links: Holoscience Electric Cosmos The Universe Plasma Cosmology Society for Interdisciplinary Studies educational resources Aeon Journal Nov 24, 2004 Impossible Dinosaurs The giant dinosaurs are fascinating. How did they get so big? Why are there none alive today? Their size rivals that of modern whales, which cannot survive without the buoyancy of water. So early paleontologists postulated that the biggest dinosaurs must have spent most of their lives wading in the shallow seas of the Mesozoic Era. Then dinosaur footprints were discovered. Not just a few, but thousands of footprints. Somehow, even the largest of dinosaurs were walking around on land, not even dragging their enormous tails behind them. So wading in shallow seas was replaced by grazing in herds and the original reason for the wading-- that a dinosaur on land would have been a beached whale-- was forgotten. Catastrophist Ted Holden has resurrected the controversy by examining the relationship of size, weight, and strength in animals. (His analysis was the basis ...
7. More Paluxy Impressions [Science Frontiers Website]
... Science Frontiers ONLINE No. 46: Jul-Aug 1986 Issue Contents Other pages Home Page Science Frontiers Online All Issues This Issue Sourcebook Project Sourcebook Subjects More Paluxy Impressions The response to the SF#45 item on the Paluxy comingling of dinosaur and human footprints was immediate, copious, and sometimes emotional. Even though we regularly survey 100-or-so scientific journals, it seems that considerable Paluxy field work has never attained these hallowed pages-- probably it never will! Even though the SF#45 report was rather negative on the issue of the validity of the claims of the creationists, it evidently was not negative enough. We now have some documentation with which to clarify some points. G.J. Kuban has been in the forefront of Paluxy research for several years. He has submitted a long letter plus the Spring/Summer issue of a publication entitled Origins Research (published by the Students for Origins Research). This issue of Origins Research contains a lengthy article by Kuban plus shorter contributions from J. Morris (author of the ICR article digested in SF#45) ...
8. Backtracking along the paluxy: or is there a deeper mystery? [Science Frontiers Website]
... Several series of tracks in the sedimentary rocks along the Paluxy River, in Texas, which many creationists have considered to be of human origin, have recently changed appearance, apparently due to erosion. "Due to an unknown cause, certain of the prints once labeled human are taking on a completely different character. The prints in the trail which I have called the 'Taylor Trail,' consisting of numerous readily visible impressions in a left-right sequence, have changed into what appear to be tridactyl (three-toed prints, evidently of some unidentified dinosaur. The changes in the impressions themselves are mostly confined to lengthening in the downriver direction. The most significant change, however, is that surrounding the toe area. In almost each of the prints in the trail, three large 'toes' have appeared, similar to nearby dinosaur tracks. These toes, typically, are coloration phenomena only, with no impressions, in most cases. Frequently the 'mud pushup' surrounding the original elongated track is crossed by this red coloration. The shape of the entire track, including both impression ...
9. The Night Of The Polar Dinosaur [Science Frontiers Website]
... Science Frontiers ONLINE No. 42: Nov-Dec 1985 Issue Contents Other pages Home Page Science Frontiers Online All Issues This Issue Sourcebook Project Sourcebook Subjects The Night Of The Polar Dinosaur Somewhere west of Deadhorse, a small town on Prudhoe Bay in northern Alaska, paleontologists have found the bones of at least three species of dinosaurs. But wait, the latitude there is 70 north today and according to magnetic measurements of the rocks, it was about the same when the dinosaurs met their demise. At these high latitudes the dinosaurs either had to contend with two months of darkness each year or they had to migrate many hundreds of miles over the rough Alaskan landscape. The visions of dinosaurs groping for tons of vegetable food in the polar night is about as incongruous as imagining them trekking down to the Lower 481 Scientists are now maintaining that these dinosaurs did prosper on the shore of the Arctic Ocean, even in the dark, because the climate then was semitropical or temperate. This was because the earth's climate was more equable or uniform. They are, however, surprised ...
10. The Mystery of Chicxulub Crater [Thunderbolts Website]
... well in formations around the Gulf thought to be debris left by the impact-induced tsunami. The spherules when cut show evidence of being formed by accretion very much like hailstones. It has been hypothesized that they formed in the atmosphere from the condensation of carbonate rocks vaporized by the impact. Above the spherule bed is a thick layer of jumbled rocks of all sizes in a fine matrix. It contains large boulders, as well as numerous cobbles. Dating of the crater, iridium layer, and tsunami debris corresponds with the dating of the dinosaur extinction and other evidence of ecological catastrophe. The dovetailing of this evidence from several disciplines and the theory explaining it has seemed convincing. But a closer look generates skepticism. The distribution of the iridium layer is contrary to the expected drift of a debris cloud. Impacts from various angles have been proposed to try to explain both the crater asymmetry and distribution of ejecta. Cores inside the crater reveal Upper Cretaceous fossils in undisturbed layers — fossils of the creatures that the impact was supposed to have wiped out. Clearly, these layers ...
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