Forests During the Age of the Dinosaurs – A Cretaceous Reconstruction

Continuing on with the theme of the last several posts which examined reconstructions of fossil forests here are the results of another research paper released this past week (reference below).  In this study the authors examined records of more than 2200 fossilized wood collections just from Cretaceous aged rocks at locations all around the world.  […]

Preservation of Behavior: Fossilized Elephant Tracks from the Arabian Peninsula

An areas with thousands of fossilized tracks from the United Arab Emerites has been described in the journal Biology Letters.   Additional background information about the find can be found HERE.  The tracks have been described as having been formed by an extinct species of elephants and are possibly the largest continuous set of trackways discovered to date […]

Fossil Eggs, Nests, Floods and Stressed Pregnant Dinosaurs

This is a follow-up to my previous post on the 15 juvenile dinosaur fossils found in a nest.   In that post I mentioned one of the explanations by flood geologists (ie. young earth creationists) for the presence of fossilized dinosaur eggs in the fossil record is that dinosaurs somehow escaped the initial stages of […]

Juvenile Dinosaur Fossils in a Nest: Testimony to Rapid Burial but Not by a Flood

Remains of 15 baby dinosaurs in a nest. Click to enlarge this image. Image credit: Dr. Kh. Tsogtbaatar

Another remarkable fossils find has been reported in the past few days. This involves 15 complete or nearly complete fossils of juvenile dinosaurs all preserved in what is apparently a large 2-3 foot wide nest.   I have obtained the original journal article that described this fossil find in detail.   The paper “A nest […]

Atacama Whale Fossils – Huge Find of Modern Whale Fossils in Chile

A story of a spectacular whale fossil find in the Atacama desert of Chile has recently been reported. The best pictures of the site can be found HERE along with the story. In the picture here you can clearly seen the outline of a baleen whale (like a bowhead or blue whale). There are likely […]

Walter Brown and the Origin of Asteroids and Impact Craters on other Planets

Meteor Crater in Arizona

Sometimes you run across an article so ridiculous you can hardly believe you just read it.  Such is the case with a chapter of Walter Brown’s book “In the Beginning.”    The whole book has significant problems but while I was delving a bit deeper into the origins of meteorites and asteroids and the appearance of […]

John Ray on Woodward in 1695: Words that still apply today

The following quote is by John Ray from a correspondence with Mr. Edward Lhwyd on April 8 1695.   The quote is from a publication of Ray’s letters called the Further Correspondence of John Ray Edited by Robert W. T. Gunther and printed for the Ray Society in 1928. I need to set the scene for […]