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A Giant Among Dinosaurs Discovered In Argentina

18 May 2014 | 7:39 pm Paleontologists say the titanosaur fossils are from the biggest dinosaur ever to walk the planet. http://www.npr.org/blogs/thetwo-way/2014/05/18/313608255/a-giant-among-dinosaurs-discovered-in-argentina?ft=1&f=1007

Mr. Titanosaur: Scientists Discover New Giant Dinosaur

18 May 2014 | 5:06 pm (CNN) They may be the biggest boys on any block any block, ever. In fact, the dinosaurs unveiled… http://fox8.com/2014/05/18/mr-titanosaur-scientists-discover-new-giant-dinosaur/

Titanosaur Discovered In Argentina

18 May 2014 | 11:45 am A new species of titanosaur, which is the worlds biggest dinosaur, as heavy as 14 African elephants equal to a seven-storey building was discovered in Argentina. http://www.rttnews.com/story.aspx?Id=2323688

Titanosaur, one of the largest dinosaur fossils found | The Eastern …

18 May 2014 | 6:57 pm The recently discovered Titanosaur was said to be equal to the weight of 14 elephants. The thigh bone found after digging suggests that the creature was 130 feet long and 65 feet tall. The vertebral arrangement of Titanosaur … http://www.theeasterntribune.com/story/5439/titanosaur-one-of-the-largest-dinosaur-fossils-found/

Largest dinosaur ever to walk the earth:Fossils of giant 'Titanosaur …

18 May 2014 | 2:41 pm Jose Luis Carballido, a paleontologist at the Egidio Feruglio Museum in Trelew, Argentina, said in a statement Friday that a Titanosaur weighed around 100 tons, or "the equivalent of more than 14 African elephants. "This is a … http://www.cosmostv.org/2014/05/largest-dinosaur-ever-to-walk.html

Record-smashing titanosaur just discovered | THE PALEO KING

18 May 2014 | 6:16 am You may have heard of him before… he's the namesake of the colossal Puertasaurus, which since 2005 has been (most likely) the largest dinosaur known from existing fossils, a very stout titanosaur that probably even … http://paleoking.blogspot.com/2014/05/record-smashing-titanosaur-just.html

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  • Xavier says:

    Religious Fundamentalists ‘Biggest Dinosaur Ever’ Unearthed In Argentina DOES THIS MAKE YOU CONSIDER THE EARTH IS MORE THAN 6000 YEARS? ‘Biggest Dinosaur Ever’ Unearthed in Argentina
    Godzilla has company with this newly discovered, seven-stories-tall marvel of nature. But fortunately for other dinosaurs of the Late Cretaceous era, this titanosaur was an herbivore
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    Basically, picture a seven-story building as long as a large yacht, and then add a set of teeth.
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    Jeb Corliss via Stephen Borain
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    This is when I really wish time machines existed. I would love to go back and see some of these amazing creatures…
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    Detroit Free Press
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    Even by dinosaur standards, a new one unearthed in Argentina is big.

    Scientists unearth the biggest dinosaur ever discovered
    They estimate the dinosaur, unearthed in Argentina, was 65 feet tall, 130 feet long, and weighed about 85 tons.
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    ITV News
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    New dinosaur “as big as 14 African elephants”.

    ‘Biggest ever dinosaur’ discovered in Argentina
    A dinosaur whose 90-million-year-old remains have been discovered in Argentina may be the largest living being ever to have roamed the earth, paleontologists said.
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    Gawker and Richard John Driscoll shared a link.

    “World’s Biggest Dinosaur” Found In Argentina
    Scientists in Argentina have uncovered the bones of a creature believed to be the world’s biggest dinosaur. The big guy would have weighed 77 metric tons, sev

    • Curator says:

      And the correct answer is:
      Forget “Millions of years” Since Creation

      In 2004, Post-grad student Mary Schweitzer discovered soft tissue: blood vessels and cells, in a fragment of supposedly 68 million year old T. Rex leg bone. Now a Doctor, Schweitzer admits, “It was totally shocking,” Schweitzer says. “I didn’t believe it until we’d done it 17 times.”
      This discovery has been replicated from samples of: another T.Rex, an 80 million year old duck-billed dinosaur, an 18 million year old salamander, and a Titanosaur egg amongst many others.
      This discovery was no fluke.
      Did any such samples ever get tested for carbon-14? Remember, it is a scientific FACT that C14 has a maximum life of 60,000 years. Yes, they did!
      “scientific literature reported carbon-14 in 70 samples that came from fossils, coal, oil, natural gas, and marble representing more than 500 million years of geologic record. All contained radiocarbon 14. Further, analyses of fossilized wood and coal samples, supposedly spanning 32–350 million years in age, yielded ages between 20,000 and 50,000 years using carbon-14 dating. Diamonds supposedly 1–3 billion years old similarly yielded carbon-14 ages of only 55,000 years.”
      How about DNA? The problem for long-agers is even more acute with their discovery of DNA. Estimates of DNA stability put its upper limit of survival at 125,000 years at 0°C, 17,500 years at 10°C and 2,500 years at 20°C. Yet DNA is present in the T.Rex tissue and other samples! Schweitzer’s team detected DNA in three independent ways. Indeed, one of these chemical tests and specific antibodies specifically detect DNA in its double–stranded form from deep within the samples.
      As of now scientist have detected haemoglobin, actin, tubulin, collagen, histones, and DNA in dinosaur bone samples, and real chemistry shows they can’t survive for even a tiny fraction of 65 million years. Conclusion: the Earth is young!

  • Corvallis says:

    Pleistocene Epoch Climate? Would someone mind out lining a few factors about why the Pleistocene Epoch climate was cooler than today’s climate is?

    • Curator says:

      I thumbed up both of the answers above, but I think that more detail would be good. While Albedo, Milankovitch cycles, and the greenhouse effect are important climate drivers that partly explain differences in the climate then and now, there are other factors as well. Milankovitch cycles are not theoretically strong enough to bring on ice ages. Thus, in theory, Milankovitch cycles are only triggers. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Milankovitch_cycles#Effect_exceeds_cause
      There are apparently to meta stable conditions for Earth’s climate. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Metastability
      The most stable is the ice age. There is also the interglacial that we are now enjoying. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Interglacial
      The ice age has a much increased albedo http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Albedo
      that keeps Earth cool by reflecting solar radiation back into outer space. We move from one metastable condition to the other by passing through a tipping point global temperature. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tipping_point_%28climatology%29
      As you can see from Darwinist’s 1st link, a tipping point would lead us from here to an ice age, not a super interglacial climate.
      Other important climate drivers are:
      * Solar Output. We normally ignore this, not because it is thought to be unimportant, but rather because we do not have a good way of measuring what the sun was doing differently, if anything, back then.
      * Ocean currents. In order for massive glaciers to exist in lower elevations far below the polar regions, there is a need to protect the ice in the polar regions so that it can continuously reflect the sun’s rays back to outer space before they get a chance to heat up Earth. Warm ocean currents that would distribute warmth from the tropics to the poles are the enemy of ice ages. They melt glaciers and sea ice dropping Earth’s albedo, and then cause the cold water from the poles to chill the tropics reducing the radiant heat being lost from the tropics. Earth’s average temperature can climb ending ice ages. There are 3 ocean currents that are especially important. The effectiveness of each of these important ocean currents is dependent on their not being blocked by land:
      – The Gulf stream that keeps the British Isles and Europe from being covered with glaciers. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gulf_Stream
      The Gulf stream uses the Straits of Dover to get to the North Sea, and could be diverted to go North along Greenland’s West Coast if Greenland could be moved East a little. The Straits of Dover were formed 350 millennia ago by a mega flood, and have been disappearing and returning as sea levels rise and fall ever since. The last time that Britain was not an island was about 8 millennia ago. http://www.qpg.geog.cam.ac.uk/research/projects/englishchannelformation/
      – The Antarctic Circumpolar that keeps Antarctica covered with glaciers. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Antarctic_Circumpolar_Current
      This current would be bringing warm water to the Antarctic and cold water North if the Antarctic Peninsula were once again connected to South America. “At some point during the cretaceous period (145-65 MYA), it is believed that the Antarctic continent was connected to South America via a narrow isthmus, explaining how these apparently similar fossil remnants could exist in such geographically distant regions.” — http://www.labgrab.com/users/jeffrey-serrill/blog/titanosaur-fossils-unearthed-antarctic-peninsula_id%3D1243
      – The Alaskan Coastal Current that moves warm water from the Pacific through the Bering Straits into the Arctic Ocean. http://beyondpenguins.ehe.osu.edu/issue/polar-oceans/poles-apart-a-tale-of-two-oceans
      The Bering Straits required the ocean to rise a little in order to open. This happened about 10 millennia ago. [5]
      Greenhouse and Anti-Greenhouse Gases: Greenhouse Gases, like H2O, block long wave infrared radiation emitted by Earth and slow down its escape to outer space, while letting short wave radiation from the sun pass relatively unhindered. Anti-Greenhouse Gases, like Ozone (O3) do the opposite. [1]
      – O3: The IPCC considers O3 to be a greenhouse gas. Although it mainly blocks visible light from the sun, it does it so well that there is little left for additional O3 except at 10 microns in the infrared region. Thus, although the main effect of O3 is to cool Earth, adding more O3 than what we have now, might warm Earth. [2]
      – CO2 mainly blocks radiation at 15 microns. That peak is saturated (completely blocked), and what is left is the 2 micron peak in the visible range that is coming from the Sun to Earth. It is not known that additional CO2 would warm Earth. Most of the current increase in greenhouse gases is CO2.
      – CFCs are the most likely to be responsible for recent warming. [3]
      There are natural cycles called Bond events that can help trigger a tipping point. [4]

    • Curator says:

      There were transgression episodes at various times in the mesozoic, resulting in water barriers which impeded travel, but widespread migration still happened. We know that some dinosaurs traveled very far. Stegosaurus remains, for example, have been found from the western part of America to western europe, and the dinosaur almost certainly got even farther in life. Faunal exchanges between America and asia, and north and south america etc definitely occurred. Titanosaurs and hadrosaurs were particularly wide ranging late in the cretaceous.

    • Curator says:

      There is now a scientific near-consensus that the dinosaurs were wiped out by the chicxulub impact 65.5 million years ago. In addition to fiery debris, and tsunami waves, the impact threw up a lot of dust which, added to smoke from fires, curtailed incoming sunlight, leading a a loss of plant productivity, which was particularly devastating to the dinosaurs. As large endotherms, with the greatest requirements, they were very vulnerable to a collapse of the food chain and loss of food (although many other creatures such as mosasaurs also perished).
      The chicxulub impact was not responsible for deccan volcanism which began some time before the extinction and had virtually NO discernable effect even on LOCAL dinosaurs. Dinosaur remains occur in the intertraps as well as the infratraps, indicating they survived successive deccan eruptions.
      There is no evidence for significant longterm climate change nor disease. (In any case dinosaurs were adapted to a wide variety of different climates–humid lowland, semidesert, even near-polar). Bakker’s theory of biogeographic chaos doesn’t seem plausible because there’s no evidence for massive immigration of foreign dinosaurs into America, for example. Furthermore, although titanosaurs are thought to have entered North America from South America by mid Maastrichtian time, this obviously did not result in mass extinction, and nor did the southward radiation of hadrosaurs, possibly Kritosaurus. That said, it IS possible that predator escalation caused a few extinctions c mid Maastrichtian.

    • Curator says:

      I don’t think splitting caused much change in climate; the mesozoic remained generally warm. The greatest effect of continental separation was to cause faunas to become more isolated, hence different. The result was titanosaur/abelisaur dominated faunas in most parts of Gondwanaland and europe, whereas America and asia were hadrosaur, ceratopsian dominated.

    • Curator says:

      High latitude plates/regions had fewer tropical plant species such as palms. The increasing separation of Asia-america from gondwana and europe, while the latter two remained in contact, meant that the two areas had largely different faunas. Asia-america was mostly ornithiscian (hadrosaur, ceratopsid) dominated whereas gondwana and europe was largely titanosaur dominated.

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