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Originally posted by FuturePeace
im sorry but bones only take 8 -10 years to completely decompose in that type of environment.
If those are bones they must be bones made out of rock if you catch my drift
In Petrified Forest National Park, most of the logs in the park retained their original external form during petrification but lost their internal structure. However, a small fraction of the logs and most of the park’s petrified animal bones have cells and other spaces that are mineral-filled but still retain much of their original organic structure.
Originally posted by Waldy
I´m really disappointed that you are manipulating the images to make it look more like what you want people to see. This is what would be called planting evidence in the court of law.
At least post the unedited image also and let people know that you are editing the images!
It is just rocks that you have photoshopped to look like vertebrae!
Originally posted by ausername
Originally posted by JayinAR
reply to post by Bennogob
Were you waiting for Phage to tell you what to think?
Methinks even Phage doesn't know what to think about this one.
Originally posted by openminded2011
Here is the problem. The first vertebrates didn't appear on Earth until around 525 million years ago. That means on this planet, which most probably had much better conditions for life, it took about 3.9 billion years for life to take the jump from unicellular life to something with a back bone. For all that time the most advanced creatures on earth were tiny one celled animals. On Mars,all indications are that it lost its thick atmosphere and oceans early in its history, before life would have had time to evolve into complex forms, and after 3.8 billion years, the planet was pretty much a cold dry desert with high levels of radiation. Unless life took a very different path on Mars than on Earth, and I doubt it, we probably wont find complex fossils on Mars. I wish we could, I hope we do, but its highly unlikely.edit on 19-2-2013 by openminded2011 because: (no reason given)
Originally posted by Bone75
If you knew anything at all about photo manipulation, you would understand that all he did was adjust the contrast to provide you with a clearer image, and highlighted the points of interest so you would know what he was talking about. He didn't alter the rocks to make them look like vertebrae so stop hatin'.
Great job Op! That first one is definitely an in tact spine.
People think they scrutinize and scrub every photo, but that just isn't feasible. It would take an army of employees.
ETA: Maybe eventually every photo will be analyzed thoroughly, but with photos numbering in the thousands and more coming in, I am sure this process will take YEARS.
Originally posted by BigfootNZ
A simple circle or square around the points of interest with an untouched full original resolution control picture for reference is all that you should use.