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

Paul Myers (
Fri, 08 Nov 1996 18:18:35 -0500

In article <>, wrote:

> >In article <55nhn0$>, Alan Weiner
> ><> writes
> >>Pls support your premise with some facts. Name some discoveries that
> >>were surpressed and later found to be valid.
> Despite hundreds of credible eyewitness accounts by experienced airline
> and fighter pilots, despite thousands of photographs, videotapes and radar
> readings, despite perhaps millions of eyewitness accounts, we as a nation
> are still lead to believe that there are no such things as UFOs.

What photographs? What physical evidence? Despite all the histrionics of
the UFO fanatics, they never seem to show anything better than blurry
patterns of lights in the sky. For a phenomenon that has been around
for so long, and has so many dedicated adherents, the physical evidence
is extremely feeble.

> In much the same way we were lead to believe that the President of the
> United States dosen't know who hired the Director of White House Security,
> we have been convinced that all of these people observing the skies are
> watching the planet Venus during a luminous phase. Un huh.

I don't expect the President to care about the day-to-day operation
of the White House. I _hope_ he's got more important things to do.

> Again, despite dozens of photographs, sonar readings, and hundreds of
> eyewitness accounts and despite the rediscovery of the coelocant in the
> Indian Ocean, a creature supposedly extinct for 60 million years, we are
> once again lead to believe that there are no other large aquatic animals
> which survived the extinction of the dinosaurs living in the large lakes
> and oceans of this marvelous planet.
> The arrogance of scientists to say conclusively and positively that ever
> single indivdual Plesiosaur expired yet Coelacant, survived is truly
> something to witness.
> Carl Sagan tells us once again, "Who are you going to believe? Me or your
> lying eyes?"

And all those scientists were quick to change their skepticism to enthusiasm
when an actual coelacanth corpse was flopped down in front of them. Please
do the same with a plesiosaur.

I assure you that every single paleontologist, biologist, herpetologist,
whatever, would dearly, passionately LOVE to find a surviving plesiosaur,
just like every kid would love to meet Santa Claus. They don't say their
survival is extremely unlikely because they are dour and nasty-tempered
and enjoy squashing the enthusiasm of amateurs -- it's because they have
a realistic idea of how the world works.

> You'll also note the head long dash by science to even view the contents,
> if any, in the Queens Chamber and the chamber under the paw of the Sphinx
> which was described by Edgar Cayce.

Oh? So Edgar actually visited this chamber? Did he take pictures and document

> Flame away if you must...

You doused yourself with kerosene and handed me a match...there are some
things that are very hard to resist!

Paul Myers Department of Biology Temple University Philadelphia, PA 19122