Hmm... Well, I suppose, since I can't see or hold or examine it, I'll have to just accept that in my personal judgement, I'll never quite know for sure. I can't personally tell fossil from encrusted metal from a low res web photo.
In this case, the article offers the claim that professionals from more than one relevant field have looked at it and examined it closely. Even run
tests on it. So, I suppose that means we're definitely calling this deliberate fraud and not some mistake of judgement.
Incidentally, I've seen pictures of those fossils before. Several times before. I'm guessing most on ATS have by sheer connection to subject matter
we're all interested in. They sure do look like screws... Easy to see how one could mistake them. Then again..and here's my quandary, we have 4
paragraphs and a photograph.
Frankly, I just don't have remotely close to enough to make any conclusive call on something like this, either way. So..I'll go and wonder..and I
prefer the spark of imagination once in awhile, when it hurts nothing and heck...just might have something. After all, the critters look like screws,
but in this case, maybe it's a screw some mistake for being a critter. So much..and so little...to tell from a photo?