Whale Fossil Found In Kitchen Counter Top

Submitted by: BABYWENDY 8 years ago in Science

A factory found a 40-million-year-old whale fossil in a limestone kitchen counter. This cements many theories on Africa.
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Female 87
Heck I would pay to get a fossil counter
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Male 446
I worked on this house that had fossilized seashells in the shower stonework. Very cool.
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Male 1,361
I lol`d when the guy in the specs and red jumper said,

"...got down on my hands and knees...and there where bones all ocver the place..."
Just the way he tryed to sound exciting.

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Female 458
... I freakin` love National Geographic! <3 I`m such a nerd.
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Male 382
Real men are men of SCIENCE!
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Male 8,302
Oh and PS, unless you`re claiming to be omniscient all-knowing God yourself, YOU have a "limited" understanding of science yourself, as does everyone, logically speaking - AND you served up that Answersingenesis.org URL a bit too glibly for my liking, almost like it WAS in your bookmarks... admit it, you`re a bat-sh*t crazy Calvinist in disguise, aren`t you? :-P
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Male 8,302
> DavyMid
> Blah blah blah blah

But Davy, the very BASIS of the 6,000 year old earth theory is that carbon and radiometric dating are unreliable!! If you bring facts into it, what can we use for winning arguments then!?

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Male 587
I`m sorry, but I don`t understand how finding some small bones in the dirt leads to a big complicated theory about how all these animal migrated in from Asia.
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Female 101
That`s pretty neet! I want a table like that!
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Male 12,138
[quote] No point getting into a debate on the relative shortcomings of carbon and radiometric dating methods here, it will only lead to a religious debate. [/quote]

With all due respect Lionhart my esteemed colleague, the only people who generally debate the shortcomings of radiometric dating methods in the 21st century (typically in support of a 6000-year old earth like The Book says) are religious fundamentalists with limited understanding of science and a favourites bookmark for Answersingenesis.org. So yeah, chances are it would indeed lead to a (somewhat engineered) religious debate.

And @ Negative: hehehe.

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Male 2,582
"The only thing I learned from this comment section is not to argue with davymid, because he will verbally yet forcefully rape you."
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DRAAAAT THAT DRAAAATER!!!
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Male 5,190
This stuff is awesome. I`m a nerd when it comes to this stuff. xD
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Male 2,553
"...crossection of an ancient -H-wale..."

Jeez. Just say whale. pronounced wale.

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Male 8,302
@DavyMid and Opie

No point getting into a debate on the relative shortcomings of carbon and radiometric dating methods here, it will only lead to a religious debate. They KNOW these fossils are 40 million years old because that`s how long it was between the initial order for the marble top by the customer and the delivery, this is Egypt after all (if you`ve ever been to Egypt you understand).

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Female 15,763
"lol, where did they get 40 million? I think they just pull numbers out now and forego the carbon dating.

Well, dammit, turns out there`s a fairly major branch of science known as `Geology`."

Uh oh, you done it now...

You don`t lol at rocks with a Ph.D in geo.

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Male 1,686
those quarry workers gotta be pissed. Stupid Scientists...bitc.hes, I`m paid by the rock! C`MON MOVE!
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Male 123
The only thing I learned from this comment section is not to argue with davymid, because he will verbally yet forcefully rape you.
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Male 338
wow... how amazingly boring...
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Male 12,138
[quote]lol, where did they get 40 million? I think they just pull numbers out now and forego the carbon dating. [/quote]

Well, dammit, turns out there`s a fairly major branch of science known as "Geology". Check wikipedia, they`ve probably got an article on it.

The limestone that encase these fossils are Eocene in age. That would be about 40 million years old. And for future reference, carbon dating is only good for samples in the 10`s of thousands of age range - archaeologists use carbon dating. You`re referring to radiometric dating, of which there are many dozens of isotopic techniques. And yes, they are used extensively in dating fossils such as these.

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Male 88
Yea, it`s weird how I was just reading about this the other day. Anyhow here`s a pretty interesting link on wikipedia.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Evolution_o...

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Male 1,064
very interesting! there are also a lot of whale fossils in the ghobi dessert, too. they have a valley called "valley of the whales" there. also FUN FACT: did you know that scientists believe the whale evolved from a wolf like creature?
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Male 117
lol, where did they get 40 million? I think they just pull numbers out now and forego the carbon dating.
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Male 485
idc about yo damn whales
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Female 267
I wonder how much that counter top is worth...
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Male 285
mr bob, lrntosarcasm
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Male 161
Look at all these comments! "this is boring!" "it`s so long!" "I couldn`t watch the whole thing!"
Well if you can`t watch a 6 minute video, you must have no attention span.
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Female 5
I want a counter with whale bones in it. That would look freakin` COOL
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Male 949
"Why are those silly scientists wasting their time? The Bible predicts that we would find those bones there. Really it does, my pastor told me."
It also says that the Earth was created 6000 years ago.
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Male 137
waste of marble if you ask me
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Male 45
Godzukis dad. I don`t want to get into an onine theological debate but no it doesn`t.
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Female 385
*stops at 1:57* ok i get the point. next!
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Male 211
Why are those silly scientists wasting their time? The Bible predicts that we would find those bones there. Really it does, my pastor told me.
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Male 203
In you`re face, god! What do you have to say about that?
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Female 320
How could they say those are not usable?? I would totally love that as a countertop!
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Male 2,388
gotta love national geographic :)
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Male 12,138
Blasphemy!
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Male 1,629
"sooooo long" thats what she said. i know im ashamed, but i had to
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Male 307
hmmm, needs someone getting hit in the crotch with a frisbee or some fire or something.
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Male 4,793
"Ok very intresting but i dont need to watch it all."

ditto.

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Male 1,347
Cool. Hooray for dumb luck!
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Female 351
Ok very intresting but i dont need to watch it all.
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Male 15
Pretty cool i`d Love to have that as a table lol
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Male 845
sooooo long
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Female 152
Link: Whale Fossil Found In Kitchen Counter Top [Rate Link] - A factory found a 40-million-year-old whale fossil in a limestone kitchen counter. This cements many theories on Africa.
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