New Antarctic Dinosaurs

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Two new Antarctic dinosaurs found in one week, one a Theropod and the other a Sauropod. The Theropod was found on James Ross Island by Judd Case of Saint Mary's College CA and James Martin, South Dakota School of Mines, reports the UK Times, February 27, 2004, p16. "Fragments of the dinosaur's, upper jaw and teeth, isolated individual teeth and most of the bones of the lower legs were unearthed, giving the team a good picture of its size and shape. Martin said the shape of the leg bones indicate it was a running dinosaur between 1.8 and 2.5 m (6 and 8 ft) tall which fell into the ocean and floated out to sea and died." Other fossils found indicate the rock was formed between 100 and 200 m (300 and 650 ft) below the water surface. The Sauropod was discovered near the summit of Mount Kirkpatrick several thousand miles away by William Hammer of Augustanna College in Illinois.

Editorial Comment: The average museum and textbook will now use these bones to show a history of life. But the fossil evidence is really a record of death. In virtually every case dinosaur remains are found in deposits where the organism has been washed from its original land-based environment, mixed with sea creatures and buried. These qualify as catastrophic flood-type deposits. The rocks preserve the evidence of sudden catastrophe and death, not slow accumulation over millions of years of evolution. (Ref. dinosaurs, Antarctic. flood)

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