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Originally posted by 80r0m1r
reply to post by misfitoy
The second video is not featured anywhere on the History Channel minisite.
The second video uses a freely downloadable font based on the Aliens movie.
The dates that are flashed up on the second video seem to be badly aligned in some cases.
The history channel logo at the end of the second video seems to be out of place when compared with the legit video... i.e. it seems cropped, slightly pixelated and not in the center of the screen.
Originally posted by FX44rice
reply to post by Raider of Truth
It is 1st debunked as NO One has viewed it anywhere other than YT.
Just go look at any blogs talking about it.
It's basically old news at this point that its a fake. It's obvoius but believe what you want, its a fake.
Originally posted by Raider of Truth
reply to post by FX44rice
there are plenty of people on this thread saying they seen it.. i personally havent seen it due to not having THC but the others look extremely genuine.
“We would not go forward with this, even in a hosting capacity, unless we had a sense of the scientific importance,” said Michael J. Novacek, the provost of science at the museum.
But despite a television teaser campaign with the slogan “This changes everything” and comparisons to the moon landing and the Kennedy assassination, the significance of this discovery may not be known for years. An article to be published on Tuesday in PLoS, a scientific journal, will report more prosaically that the scientists involved said the fossil could be a “stem group” that was a precursor to higher primates, with the caveat, “but we are not advocating this.”
All of this seems a departure from the normal turn of events, where researchers study their subject and publish their findings, and let the media chips fall where they may. But this campaign is only the latest example of the scientific media blockbuster, of which the National Geographic Society has become perhaps the most successful practitioner. It often gives grants to researchers, with National Geographic gaining the rights to produce television shows and magazine articles related to any discoveries.
And these kinds of publicity campaigns can backfire. In 2007, for example, the Discovery Channel ran a documentary called “The Lost Tomb of Jesus,” which had its share of detractors in the academic community.
Executives of A&E, which operates the History Channel, said they were mindful of that example, and were satisfied that the science behind the fossil discovery was solid. The media facets to the project began to coalesce last summer, when an A&E executive met in London with Anthony Geffen, a filmmaker and the chief executive of Atlantic Productions, who had been secretly working on the film with Mr. Hurum.
World’s Most Overhyped Science Headline, Part 2
It’s hard to keep a hot fossil under wraps. A public relations firm issued a breathless press release yesterday about “A REVOLUTIONARY SCIENTIFIC FIND THAT WILL CHANGE EVERYTHING,” to be announced Tuesday at the American Museum of Natural History (AMNH) in New York City. But news of the discovery—a 47-million-year-old fossil primate—has leaked out already.