I came across this article while doing my daily news trolling.

Prehistoric giant animals killed by man, not climate: study

The headline is fairly misleading and the content is somewhat fluffy. I'm trying to get my paws on the paper so I can give it a look but, as of this moment, the PNAS website doesn't yet have it available.

The research, theory and possible implications of such aside, how long will it be before we see someone trying to claim this as more "proof" that man walked with dinosaurs...and killed them? The article doesn't suggest it and the people presenting the research aren't suggesting it but it wouldn't be the first time some ill-informed (or flat out lying) fundie took science for spin in the godmobile.

The headline alone is just asking for a quote mining expedition.

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Comment by Madeline (Brigit) on August 12, 2008 at 3:40pm
I'm tired of hearing the same old decade-old arguments from these crationists.

Decades-old? Some of these dimwits are using arguments that are more than a century old! It really boggles the mind.
Comment by Hessenroots on August 12, 2008 at 3:33pm
Nice entry Kristjan, simple and well versed.

The paper you link at the bottom is one of the few I came across as well. I've got a printout, planning on taking a read and take what I can from it later this evening.
Comment by Kristjan Wager on August 12, 2008 at 3:25pm
It's not unusual for ScienceDaily (and other sources) to write about papers before they become available on the internet.

You can read my take on it here
Comment by Hessenroots on August 12, 2008 at 3:24pm
Same here. I spent about 30 minutes looking around for it too. I found a few on the subject but not this one in particular.

I'm guessing later this week sometime.
Comment by Madeline (Brigit) on August 12, 2008 at 3:15pm
I've been digging in the PNAS site for about 15 min and I still can't find the paper...
Comment by Eli on August 12, 2008 at 1:55pm
They have, it's called "teaching the controversy". Since the only real controversy is in the methods and pace of evolution, this can only improve the quality of the science curriculum. (Yes, I know this is not what they're really talking about).
Comment by IsThatLatin on August 12, 2008 at 1:06pm
The only way they'll drop ID is if they can find a way to transform it into something more insidious, if that's possible.
Comment by Hessenroots on August 12, 2008 at 1:01pm
We already know that ancient humans hunted and coexisted with many currently extinct species.

Nor did I mean to suggest otherwise, in case that was inferred. The specific subject at hand is blatantly obvious as well but as Latin said, they've managed to completely ignore fact and truth up to this point, taking what sounded good and making it work for their junk version of history.

All i can say is "good on em'!"
I'm tired of hearing the same old decade-old arguments from these crationists, about time they came at me with something new.


Agreed! If they're going to continue being ignorant the least they could do is find something new to rape and pillage. I'd rather they just gave up with the ID nonsense all together but it's pretty apparent that won't be happening any time soon.
Comment by IsThatLatin on August 12, 2008 at 12:53pm
Hahaha...you have a point there. We're going to have to hear it either way, they can at least get some new material.
Comment by Eli on August 12, 2008 at 12:48pm
All i can say is "good on em'!"

I'm tired of hearing the same old decade-old arguments from these crationists, about time they came at me with something new.

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