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Texas Drought Turns Weekend Warriors Into Archaeologists Grabbing Dinosaur Bones

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posted on Sep, 30 2011 @ 02:50 PM
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Texas Drought Turns Weekend Warriors Into Archaeologists Grabbing Dinosaur Bones


www.thepostgame.com

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Q- "Texans have recently uncovered 8,000 year-old secrets from the dinosaur age, reports WFAA Dallas."
(visit the link for the full news article)




posted on Sep, 30 2011 @ 02:50 PM
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Yepper.... only in that neck of the American woods would such a news claim be mainstreamed.


What they did was take Q- "Both fossils and Native American tools have turned up at Lake Whitney." and turn it into Q- "Q- "Texans have recently uncovered 8,000 year-old secrets from the dinosaur age, reports WFAA Dallas."

Why? I know why. Because that's the land where it is popular to believe that the Earth is only about 11,000 years old. It's based on a recently established popular SE US fundamentalist interpretation of Biblical Genesis.


www.thepostgame.com
(visit the link for the full news article)



posted on Sep, 30 2011 @ 02:58 PM
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Sad really. what;s sadder is the people commenting saying "I've done my research! dinosaurs and people coexisted!" that's fine, but your small amount of so-called research (which is where?) is up against over a century of research in the opposite direction. Both views can't be right, so I would assume whichever hypothesis has the most supporting evidence is the one which must be true. Ergo, Evolution is popular.



posted on Sep, 30 2011 @ 03:08 PM
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Facts don't matter when facts can be twisted into whatever you want them to appear as.

That's typical far hard right-wing southern style reporting. From a lil southern station to FoxNews national cable. I don't know if you get FoxNews in Canada, but the reporting style is a real riot.
You should check it out sometime. Loads of Foxy style stuff on YouTube.
edit on 30-9-2011 by LilDudeissocool because: added content



posted on Sep, 30 2011 @ 03:11 PM
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in a lousy economy and the going rate for dinosaur bones and if i lived in texas

id be right there with them.

but considering they are few million years too early


i say the need to go back to dinosaur school
edit on 30-9-2011 by neo96 because: (no reason given)



posted on Sep, 30 2011 @ 03:15 PM
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Originally posted by LilDudeissocool
Why? I know why. Because that's the land where it is popular to believe that the Earth is only about 11,000 years old. It's based on a recently established popular SE US fundamentalist interpretation of Biblical Genesis.
And the edited version of Carl Sagan's Cosmos confirms the Earth isn't as old as some people think:

Carl Sagan-Cosmos edited for rednecks

So if they've been watching that version of Cosmos, they probably think they're on to something!

I noticed they are getting arrested. What they are doing is illegal.Even if the 8000 year old burial ground is almost as ancient as the Earth itself, you're still not allowed to dig in ancient burial grounds in Texas, it's illegal.



posted on Sep, 30 2011 @ 03:40 PM
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reply to post by Arbitrageur
 


THAT VID IS


I'm not much on Family Guy, but that Sagan segment is absolutely



posted on Sep, 30 2011 @ 03:45 PM
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reply to post by LilDudeissocool
 

Yes it's hilarious.

And it almost seems like it was custom made for your thread here! It's a perfect fit!



posted on Sep, 30 2011 @ 03:53 PM
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reply to post by Arbitrageur
 


You do prove time and again you're a true multi talented genius!

Please keep the comedy coming whenever you can?



posted on Sep, 30 2011 @ 06:29 PM
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OP you have really manipulated that story.

The real title of the article was:


Texas Drought Turns Weekend Warriors Into Looters of Artifacts, Fossils


Also you have quoted :


Texans have recently uncovered 8,000 year-old secrets from the dinosaur age


But the text from the original article said:


But with Texas locked in a record setting drought, the sinking water levels have turned the lake into something Indiana Jones would love. Texans have recently uncovered 8,000-year-old secrets, reports WFAA Dallas.


You have changed the text ?!

The original article was about Texans looting ancient artifacts from underground chambers due to sinking lake levels. not about 8000 year old dinosaur bones.


It's against Texas and federal regulations to remove Native American artifacts from archaeological sites. But WFAA reports burial sites from ancient times have been disturbed.

The 955-acre park is located near the ruins of Towash Village, an early Texas settlement named for the chief of Hainai Indians, who moved into the region in 1934.

So far, law enforcement has arrested 30 people for committing the crimes against history. Each was fined thousands of dollars and placed on probation.

Some of the dig sites have been repaired at a huge cost -- as much as $30,000.



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posted on Sep, 30 2011 @ 10:01 PM
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Originally posted by Conspiritron9000
Sad really. what;s sadder is the people commenting saying "I've done my research! dinosaurs and people coexisted!" that's fine, but your small amount of so-called research (which is where?) is up against over a century of research in the opposite direction. Both views can't be right, so I would assume whichever hypothesis has the most supporting evidence is the one which must be true. Ergo, Evolution is popular.


If no one ever saw a wooly mammoth then how can they draw a picture of themselves hunting one?



posted on Sep, 30 2011 @ 11:07 PM
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The link which was a second source news story, and has been obviously revised since my posting it. Here is the actual first source. www.woai.com...

Q- " When the weather is right, Lake Whitney State Park in Texas is a wonderful place for outdoor weekend athletes to get their fix. From boating, fishing, scuba diving and water skiing, the lake offers it all. But with Texas locked in a record setting drought, the sinking water levels have turned the lake into something Indiana Jones would love. Texans have recently uncovered 8,000 year-old secrets from the dinosaur age, reports WFAA Dallas. Read more… " www.wfaa.com...

All you would have had to do is cut and pasted by quotes, and you would have located the first source. It goes to show what spin was posted in that link to begin with.

BTW I do accept apologies.
I be waiting for one from you.



posted on Sep, 30 2011 @ 11:45 PM
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Originally posted by LilDudeissocool
Because that's the land where it is popular to believe that the Earth is only about 11,000 years old. It's based on a recently established popular SE US fundamentalist interpretation of Biblical Genesis.


Are you saying people here don't believe in dinosaurs? I grew up in this area of Texas and visited Lake Whitney, Lakeside Village very frequently and most people from that area have visited a place called Dinosaur valley park in Glen Rose. The park has a bunch of large dinosaur footprints in solid stone along hiking trails and famous deep blue swimming hole.



posted on Oct, 1 2011 @ 12:00 AM
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I'm saying there is a significant portion of the population in that particular region who believe the Earth is only several thousand years old where dinosaurs roomed with humans 8,000 year ago, and that a local area news outlet spun some words to reflect such a belief.



posted on Oct, 1 2011 @ 12:10 AM
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That's it, I'm going to Utah and claim me some dinosaur bones! (SHHH... dont let the FBI know!)



posted on Oct, 1 2011 @ 12:26 AM
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Originally posted by LilDudeissocool
reply to post by Smurfwicked
 


I'm saying there is a significant portion of the population in that particular region who believe the Earth is only several thousand years old where dinosaurs roomed with humans 8,000 year ago, and that a local area news outlet spun some words to reflect such a belief.


Could you share with us how you've come to know what people believe in this particular region? I've encountered people who deny the dinosaurs ever existed simply because it wasn't in the bible but this is the first I've heard of that. I certainly don't claim dinosaurs roamed with humans 8,000 years ago, but I can tell you that in the area of Lakeside Village and further north both indian artifacts such as arrowheads and dinosaur fossils are very common. I'm not denying you claim just never heard of it, but I'm also noting the fact that this is a area where fossils don't have to be dug up, they're just laying around.



posted on Oct, 1 2011 @ 02:15 AM
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www.texastribune.org...

And the fossils are just laying around because their is a geological process called "erosion" that occurs in certain locations as the land becomes elevated overtime, gravity and water do the rest.


And now how about...



?



posted on Oct, 1 2011 @ 03:20 AM
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Originally posted by WarminIndy

Originally posted by Conspiritron9000
Sad really. what;s sadder is the people commenting saying "I've done my research! dinosaurs and people coexisted!" that's fine, but your small amount of so-called research (which is where?) is up against over a century of research in the opposite direction. Both views can't be right, so I would assume whichever hypothesis has the most supporting evidence is the one which must be true. Ergo, Evolution is popular.


If no one ever saw a wooly mammoth then how can they draw a picture of themselves hunting one?



Dinosaurs and mammoths have absolutely NO correlation, in the age of the dinosaur mammals were allegedly no bigger than shrews and didn't evolve to fill empty ecological niches until after the end of the age of the dinosaur. Mammoths didn't come onto the scene until millions of years later



posted on Oct, 1 2011 @ 08:29 AM
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I'm glad you replied to that because I was sitting here bamboozled by that post lol



posted on Oct, 1 2011 @ 12:06 PM
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Originally posted by LilDudeissocool
reply to post by PhoenixOD
 



The link which was a second source news story, and has been obviously revised since my posting it. Here is the actual first source. www.woai.com...

Q- " When the weather is right, Lake Whitney State Park in Texas is a wonderful place for outdoor weekend athletes to get their fix. From boating, fishing, scuba diving and water skiing, the lake offers it all. But with Texas locked in a record setting drought, the sinking water levels have turned the lake into something Indiana Jones would love. Texans have recently uncovered 8,000 year-old secrets from the dinosaur age, reports WFAA Dallas. Read more… " www.wfaa.com...

All you would have had to do is cut and pasted by quotes, and you would have located the first source. It goes to show what spin was posted in that link to begin with.

BTW I do accept apologies.
I be waiting for one from you.


It's your job as the thread author to find and post accurate quotes and sources. Expecting the readers to do that for you is sloppy at best. There's no mention in the news story (either of them) about dinosaurs. The only mention is in a blurb leading to the story.

Mistakes occur like that thousands of times a day in news sites by copy editors (the second and third string in the editing world). It was caught and fixed, but you chose to focus on the banality of arguing about religion, while the real story is that artifacts were found showing a thriving culture in this area of the world.

/TOA



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