Dino Horns Honked for Evolution

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Dino horns honked for evolution according to an article in International Business Times 8 March 2007. Michael Ryan, curator of vertebrate palaeontology at the Cleveland Museum of Natural History has found a new horned dinosaur Alberta Canada. The fossil is type of Ceratopsis – the horned dinosaurs. It has been named "Albertaceratops nesmoi" after the region it was found in and a rancher named Cecil Nesmo who has helped fossil hunters. Its horns are as thick as a human arm, like those of triceratops, but it belongs to a subfamily that usually has tiny horns. The fossil has been dated as being 78 million years old, which puts in between the oldest horned dinosaur in North America, the Zuniceratops at 90 million years old and Triceratops around 68 million years. Because the new fossil’s horns are smaller than the those of older fossil, which has rally large horns, but larger than the small horned specimens that appear later, it is considered to be an intermediate form in an evolutionary progression. Utah palaeontologists Jim Kirkland, who found the large horned Zuniceratops predicted that something like the new horned fossil would be found. He commented: "low and behold, evolutionary theory really works.’

Editorial Comment: Let’s think about this argument: first they found Dino "long-horns," then they found Dino "short-horns", then somebody guessed there should be Dino "in-between-horns," and now that they have found it, this is proof evolution theory works? Truly amazing! This editor has seen Texas longhorn cows, Illawara short horned cows, and mid-sized horned Friesians, (even some polled cows with no horns)- all in the same enclosure at the Royal Agricultural show, and to think I and didn’t recognize the proof of evolution. (ref kind, variation, degeneration)

Evidence News 14th March 2007

 

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