Something to consider: When AA pegged Dinosaur State Park in Glen Rose Texas on the map, they starred some spot on the far southeast coastal area of
In reality Glen Rose, is located just southwest of Fort Worth, closer to Central Texas.
The fossils that are described as 'radioactive' in this episode are typically so usually because they have been permineralized/replaced by the
radioactive, uranium-bearing mineral carnotite.
They weren't irradiated by nuclear dirty bombs.
The mineral material which replaced the bones during permineralization was just radioactive, and only just such.
You can find this process mentioned
in a book titled
Introduction to the Study of Dinosaurs, particularly on page 209, as well as many other places in University level study materials, and even armchair
reading publications if you care to educate yourself about the finer points of Paleontology.
Another error made in this episode is where they describe Archeopteryx as the ONLY flying dinosaur.
One need only read over the wiki article Pterosaur
to see this statement made by AA as being false.
Further, in regard to the Ica Stones depicting dinosaurs and humans cooexisting:
The main proponent associated with the Ica Stones is the late Dr. Javier Cabrera (deceased 2001) who is credited with popularizing the stones as
well as displaying and caring for them in the museum that was contained within his house in Ica. Cabrera termed these stones “gliptoliths” and
posited that they were created by “Gliptolithic Man” who came to Earth from the Pleiades. He first came upon the infamous stones when he was given
one for his birthday in the early 1960s. The beautiful stone interested him and he was able to buy more from a farmer in the region. The farmer
brought Cabrera more and more stones but would not reveal how he was making them, eventually leading Cabrera to become convinced of the authenticity
of the stones.
As the Ica Stones gained international popularity, the Peruvian government was forced to crack down on the law governing huaqueros (grave robbers) and
those who sell antiquities on the black market. As a result the farmer was arrested, faced imprisonment but avoided jail by eventually admitting to
being the one to create the numerous Ica Stones.
Take note that Doctor Javier Cabrera was giving MONEY to the farmer for 'finding' these stones. This creates a market where by demand/interest then
created a supply readily fabricated by the farmer (and associates).
Please also consider the confession of the farmer making a statement in regard to these forgeries.
Like so many that prefer to continue to believe in something despite contrary evidence, Doctor Javier Cabrera continued to believe the lie, and thus
his continued interest facilitated further demand, which precipitated an easy supply readily fabricated by locals for the easy money in exchange for
Here also is the wiki on the stones: Ica Stones wiki
If AA got these wrong, in just this one episode, what else are they getting wrong?
In my opinion, this episode examples how close the series is coming to running dry such that it doesn't even really try to cover how hard it is trying
grab for any purchase to hold on onto; even those that are pure fantasy and outright lies.
edit on 5-5-2012 by Druscilla because: (no reason given)