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Date: 05/07/09 09:07 AM

44 Responses to Whale Fossil Found In Kitchen Counter Top

  1. Profile photo of BABYWENDY
    BABYWENDY Female 18-29
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    May 7, 2009 at 8:29 am
    Link: Whale Fossil Found In Kitchen Counter Top - 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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    Binary101 Male 13-17
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    May 7, 2009 at 9:28 am
    sooooo long
  3. Profile photo of Happen
    Happen Male 13-17
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    May 7, 2009 at 9:29 am
    Pretty cool i`d Love to have that as a table lol
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    smo Female 18-29
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    May 7, 2009 at 9:52 am
    Ok very intresting but i dont need to watch it all.
  5. Profile photo of Asspenny
    Asspenny Male 18-29
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    May 7, 2009 at 10:20 am
    Cool. Hooray for dumb luck!
  6. Profile photo of TKD_Master
    TKD_Master Male 18-29
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    May 7, 2009 at 10:34 am
    "Ok very intresting but i dont need to watch it all."

    ditto.

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    loadstar Male 30-39
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    May 7, 2009 at 11:08 am
    hmmm, needs someone getting hit in the crotch with a frisbee or some fire or something.
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    dragosal Male 18-29
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    May 7, 2009 at 11:15 am
    "sooooo long" thats what she said. i know im ashamed, but i had to
  9. Profile photo of davymid
    davymid Male 30-39
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    May 7, 2009 at 11:30 am
    Blasphemy!
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    s0rd3dvis1on Male 18-29
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    May 7, 2009 at 12:04 pm
    gotta love national geographic :)
  11. Profile photo of miraclewik
    miraclewik Female 18-29
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    May 7, 2009 at 12:26 pm
    How could they say those are not usable?? I would totally love that as a countertop!
  12. Profile photo of hyybrucewayn
    hyybrucewayn Male 18-29
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    May 7, 2009 at 12:48 pm
    In you`re face, god! What do you have to say about that?
  13. Profile photo of Godzukis_Dad
    Godzukis_Dad Male 30-39
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    May 7, 2009 at 12:48 pm
    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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    BlueJack Female 18-29
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    May 7, 2009 at 12:50 pm
    *stops at 1:57* ok i get the point. next!
  15. Profile photo of MrBob
    MrBob Male 13-17
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    May 7, 2009 at 1:02 pm
    Godzukis dad. I don`t want to get into an onine theological debate but no it doesn`t.
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    shepherd Male 30-39
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    May 7, 2009 at 1:03 pm
    waste of marble if you ask me
  17. Profile photo of Slade8
    Slade8 Male 18-29
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    May 7, 2009 at 1:08 pm
    "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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    TruckSlut Female 30-39
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    May 7, 2009 at 1:32 pm
    I want a counter with whale bones in it. That would look freakin` COOL
  19. Profile photo of coolcrazyguy
    coolcrazyguy Male 18-29
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    May 7, 2009 at 2:35 pm
    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.
  20. Profile photo of maxell
    maxell Male 18-29
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    May 7, 2009 at 2:38 pm
    mr bob, lrntosarcasm
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    RckThsPrty Female 13-17
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    May 7, 2009 at 3:19 pm
    I wonder how much that counter top is worth...
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    dljudo92 Male 18-29
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    May 7, 2009 at 3:36 pm
    idc about yo damn whales
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    theburford Male 13-17
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    May 7, 2009 at 4:19 pm
    lol, where did they get 40 million? I think they just pull numbers out now and forego the carbon dating.
  24. Profile photo of PacoP42
    PacoP42 Male 13-17
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    May 7, 2009 at 5:10 pm
    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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    ShadowMaus Male 18-29
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    May 7, 2009 at 6:29 pm
    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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    davymid Male 30-39
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    May 7, 2009 at 6:46 pm
    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". 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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    Veggieman Male 13-17
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    May 7, 2009 at 6:53 pm
    wow... how amazingly boring...
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    ImDanny Male 13-17
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    May 7, 2009 at 9:41 pm
    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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    earthshone Male 18-29
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    May 7, 2009 at 9:50 pm
    those quarry workers gotta be pissed. Stupid Scientists...bitc.hes, I`m paid by the rock! C`MON MOVE!
  30. Profile photo of opiebreath
    opiebreath Female 18-29
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    May 7, 2009 at 10:30 pm
    "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.

  31. Profile photo of Lionhart2
    Lionhart2 Male 40-49
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    May 8, 2009 at 1:21 am
    @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).

  32. Profile photo of GRadde
    GRadde Male 18-29
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    May 8, 2009 at 1:53 am
    "...crossection of an ancient -H-wale..."

    Jeez. Just say whale. pronounced wale.

  33. Profile photo of Negative_One
    Negative_One Male 30-39
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    May 8, 2009 at 3:42 am
    "The only thing I learned from this comment section is not to argue with davymid, because he will verbally yet forcefully rape you."
    --------------------------------------
    DRAAAAT THAT DRAAAATER!!!
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    davymid Male 30-39
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    May 8, 2009 at 4:44 am
    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.

    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.

  35. Profile photo of Qualara
    Qualara Female 18-29
    101 posts
    May 8, 2009 at 5:22 am
    That`s pretty neet! I want a table like that!
  36. Profile photo of davisboy
    davisboy Male 30-39
    587 posts
    May 8, 2009 at 5:43 am
    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.
  37. Profile photo of Lionhart2
    Lionhart2 Male 40-49
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    May 8, 2009 at 5:52 am
    > 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!?

  38. Profile photo of Lionhart2
    Lionhart2 Male 40-49
    8306 posts
    May 8, 2009 at 5:56 am
    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
  39. Profile photo of dairy
    dairy Male 18-29
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    May 8, 2009 at 6:05 am
    Real men are men of SCIENCE!
  40. Profile photo of Will-O-Wisp
    Will-O-Wisp Female 18-29
    458 posts
    May 8, 2009 at 4:16 pm
    ... I freakin` love National Geographic! <3 I`m such a nerd.
  41. Profile photo of Discomonkey
    Discomonkey Male 13-17
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    May 8, 2009 at 5:15 pm
    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.

  42. Profile photo of frenchroast
    frenchroast Male 30-39
    446 posts
    May 9, 2009 at 7:20 am
    I worked on this house that had fossilized seashells in the shower stonework. Very cool.
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    AuraFox Female 18-29
    87 posts
    May 9, 2009 at 10:02 am
    Heck I would pay to get a fossil counter

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