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Daily Fail tries reporting on probabalistic tree dating. Does not succeed.
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The biggest family tree of dinosaurs mapped out so far suggests that the origin of dinosaurs may have been 20 million years earlier than previously thought - and could have meant they survived the mass extinction widely thought to have wiped them out.

]They can't even English properly.

Uh? So dinosaurs were thought to have died out before they evolved? You wot?

Anyway, for those of you who are interested in what the Mail put through the chipper the actual paper is here.
  • Last Edit: November 18, 2016, 04:45:39 AM by DaveGodfrey
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[quote][size=3]The biggest family tree of dinosaurs mapped out so far suggests that the origin of dinosaurs may have been 20 million years earlier than previously thought - and could have meant they survived the mass extinction widely thought to have wiped them out.[/size][/quote]

[url=http://The biggest family tree of dinosaurs mapped out so far suggests that the origin of dinosaurs may have been 20 million years earlier than previously thought - and could have meant they survived the mass extinction widely thought to have wiped them out.]They can't even English properly.[/url][/quote]
And you can't url properly. :rofl:
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Shush you. Its fixed now.
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Ah, so their pet idiot got his mass extinctions mixed up. Very clever.
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Besides, they did survive it. I just had dinosaur for lunch.

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Besides, they did survive it. I just had dinosaur for lunch.

Cool - what did it eat?

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Besides, they did survive it. I just had dinosaur for lunch.
Did it taste like chicken?

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More like turkey.

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Daily Fail tries reporting. Does not succeed.

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I'd expect this from the morons at the Mail but when it's the BBC demonstrating similar levels of scientific illiteracy get worried

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-38095585

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That has fairly high levels of stupid. Get on their case.
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