Re: MOST IMPORTANT FOSSIL (A human skull as old as coal!)

Paul V. Heinrich (
Wed, 30 Oct 1996 18:45:31 -0600

In article <5573ab$>, (Ed Conrad) wrote:

> The WORLD'S MOST IMPORTANT FOSSIL, unquestionably, is
> a petrified human skull embedded in a boulder which was
> discovered between anthracite veins in Carboniferous
> strata near Shenandoah, Pa.

These so-called fossils have been objectively and honestly
studied by Andrew MaCrea and others in detail and found to
be nothing more than siderite nodules mistaken by an
overactive imagination to be fossils.

The details of these analysis are presented at:

In simple English, they are rocks composed of sand and
silt cemented by iron carbonate. Such rocks are common
to delta deposits and can even be found now forming
within the sediments that underlie tha Atchafalaya Basin and
Mississippi Delta Plain. Naturally formed concretions
similar to the rocks that Mr. Conrad claims are fossils
can be found in delta deposits of many ages and even in cores
of sediments underlying a good part of coastal Louisiana.

Mr. Conrad main response to MaCrae web page is claim that it
is part of some evil conspiracy of geologists, paleontologists,
and other scientists to cover his extraordinary finds for reasons
he is yet to coherently explain on either "" and
"" on which he has been posting his claims
to for several months now.

Paul V. Heinrich
Baton Rouge, LA

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