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[More lying for Jesus]

PRESS RELEASE, NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC

DENVER April 1, 2000 - A new fossil has been found that may throw a huge wrench into the current evolutionary paradigm for the origin of elephants. Univ. of Colorado biology professor Scott L. Eugenie commented that "we might as well throw out the elephant with the bathwater, if we accept this fossil as what it appears to be".

The fossil was discovered in a lava bed in the southern part of the Congo, near the small village of Geheradhanda. It was in a layer suggesting it originated from the Cretaceous period some 50 million years ago. The main fossil appears to be that of a trunk, while other fragments found 50 yards away appear to be imprints of feathers! This new discovery is shaking the evolutionary community. Many scientists are jumping on the flying bandwagon, others are jumping into the sea and sticking with the aquatic hypothesis. Harvard paleontologist Stephen Gould is skeptical: "I still think the elephant can trace his great, great ancestor to a fish". Others disagree. Richard Dawkins of Cambridge was ecstatic "flying elephants seem very feasible to me. This fossil demonstrates clearly and irrevocably this apparent certainty". He went on to add "I knew we would find more transitional fossils, I can't wait to hear what the creationists have to say!". The fossil has been dubbed Elaphantavianicus Bigfairytalicus.

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werewolf

Not really fundy, just very funny.

12/27/2007 8:13:35 AM

t3h_fuhr3r

"DENVER April 1, 2000"
[size=48]April Fool's joke.[/size]
And a nearly 8 year old one at that.

12/27/2007 8:27:33 AM

Moordryd

Um, yeah. This is was an April Fool's joke at most, and the name of the fossil makes it a Poe at least.

12/27/2007 8:37:03 AM

Beast

i must admit i chuckled at the submissioned story but lolled at the name and date...and the comments. Sorry OP, you fell for an april fools joke.


And i laughed at your expense :)

12/27/2007 8:39:45 AM

Tempus

Next, Evolutionfairytale.com is going to be citing science articles from the Onion.

12/27/2007 10:22:03 AM



Lying for Jesus is not the appropriate heading. Gullible as only a fundie can be is better(that they're unable to understand what SATYRE is, is part of their identity)

12/27/2007 10:22:16 AM

Adrian

Uhm, #398752, this is a satyr:



The sarcastical literary genre is satire. [/nitpicking]

12/27/2007 11:32:39 AM

Lewisfisher

This article wouldn't my 9 year old self, since it's pretty obvious that the Cretaceous period ended 65 million years ago, making the 50 mya listed impossible.

Also, anybody noticed that Anthropologist Eugenie C. Scott is listed as a Biology professor named Scott L. Eugenie? I lol'd.

12/27/2007 11:40:44 AM

szena

@Lewisfisher - yes, that sort of jumped out at me.

12/27/2007 12:06:27 PM

anevilmeme

Of course fundtards would take this seriously, after all they are foolish enough to take the bible seriously.

12/27/2007 12:11:53 PM

Mister Spak

Finally, an answer to the question, "why are there still monkeys?".

12/27/2007 12:48:59 PM

Uncle Albert

Lying is a mortal sin.

12/27/2007 1:09:40 PM

stronger now

A creationists wet dream

12/27/2007 1:26:11 PM



And we're talking about fairy tales..................

12/27/2007 2:10:47 PM

Philbert McAdamia

Meanwhile another fossil has been found in Anaheim, California of what appears to be a baby flying elephant with huge ears. Though there is a lack of feathers in evidence, a nearby fossil was also found of a very tall mouse wearing red shorts and giant yellow shoes. The dumbocartunus and mickus mousus appear to have been friends.

12/27/2007 2:29:38 PM

Normal8687

So you claim have found fossils of a trunk and feathers in the same layer of volcanic rock. They may have been found "close" to each other but that DOES NOT suggest they are from the same creature.

"Richard Dawkins of Cambridge was ecstatic "flying elephants seem very feasible to me. This fossil demonstrates clearly and irrevocably this apparent certainty". He went on to add "I knew we would find more transitional fossils, I can't wait to hear what the creationists have to say!". The fossil has been dubbed Elaphantavianicus Bigfairytalicus."
- Don't make up your own quotes, Dawkins would never say that, nor would and mildly educated human being; which you cearly aren't.

12/27/2007 2:36:41 PM

NonProphet

That site HAS to be a parody. Right?


...Right?

12/27/2007 2:39:26 PM

Lewisfisher

@NonProphet

Sad to say, these guys are serious.

12/27/2007 3:03:34 PM

flipper

Wanna bet some of the fundie dolts(supersport, carico, rufus) we get here wouldn't buy this whole April fool's joke as true and quote it on some of their fundie sites?

12/27/2007 4:05:56 PM

Mr Smith

The whole site is one giant poe :) But very funny and entertaining :)

12/27/2007 4:17:01 PM

cyborgtroy

1. The date.

2. That is totally not a transitional fossil, as opposed to the small horse prototypes and numerous wolly mammoths we have found.

3. Flying elephants would not be logical to any sober reasonable person.

12/27/2007 4:56:50 PM

John Marley

I didn't notice the date. I didn't get as far as the fossil name. What gave this away as a joke to me was "professor Scott L. Eugenie"

12/27/2007 5:07:58 PM

Brain_In_A_Jar

Richard Dawkins of Cambridge was ecstatic "flying elephants seem very feasible to me. This fossil demonstrates clearly and irrevocably this apparent certainty".

Yes, I can totally believe he'd say that. No, really.

EDIT: While the post is an obvious April Fools Day joke, what about the rest of the site? It doesn't matter if it's a joke if the site we quote it from was written by idiot fundies who took the joke seriously.

12/27/2007 5:13:00 PM

Osiris

April fool's morons. And considering that this is almost eight years old and I have not heard anything about this till now leads me to believe that this is an elaborate joke.

12/27/2007 5:51:35 PM

szena

Fundies took that April Fool's joke with the human skeleton in a dinosaur's mouth seriously, there's no reason to think they wouldn't have taken this seriously and passed it on as a real story.

12/27/2007 7:34:09 PM
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