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Jurassic Park Goes Live: First Ever "Blood Engorged" Mosquito Fossil Found in Montana Oil Shale

Western Digs

Blake de Pastino

Through a series of events that scientists themselves admit was “extremely improbable,” a mosquito that feasted on the blood of Eocene animals some 46 million years ago managed to die and become trapped in sediment, but remain in tact, all while carrying a belly full of blood — its last meal.

The result, recently discovered in some oil shale from northwestern Montana, is the first fossil of a mosquito found still engorged with ancient blood.

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bigmikedude's picture

They're gonna freak when the dna turns out to be

Henry Kissinger's.

All you people arguing about how old the world is should just ask him.

ROFL...could that comment be

ROFL...could that comment be any funnier!


True. I think he is the reason dino's are extinct, he ate all of them.

Or, Carnosaur...

don't forget Carnosaur

Are you a POT or a PET - Person Embracing Tyranny?


No, wait, that creature has had all its blood sucked out already.

“With laws shall our land be built up, but with lawlessness laid waste.”
-Njal Thorgeirsson

I got your blood-engorged mosquito right here

oh, wait...I take that back

“With laws shall our land be built up, but with lawlessness laid waste.”
-Njal Thorgeirsson

Don't get your hopes up

They will not be making dinosaurs for a theme park from the mosquito's last meal. DNA has a half life of less than 600 years. After a million, maybe million and a half years, every last bit of it would be broken down and unreadable.

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"Fully half the quotations found on the internet are either mis-attributed, or outright fabrications." - Abraham Lincoln

The bible doesn't say the earth is 6000 years old

besides the bible says there were animals before man. The issue here is...46 millions years ago and mosquito's are the same..less complex than a human and yet hasn't evolved ;)

Bible says and evidence show

That man and dinosaurs lived at the same time. Just because a Dino is big, doesn't mean they lived before man. Look at elephants and Rhinos, they are similar in size and appearance, but they are steal around. I believe many dinosaurs were hunted or killed by man to the point of extinction. Some dinosaurs might even have been used like horses, like elephants in India. Some evidence of these things are in Egyptian writings where they talk about flying reptiles and in Texad they discovered dinosaur foot prints next to man foot prints in a river bed.

Everybody knows the aliens

killed off the dinosaurs so they could colonize the planet. LOL


That theory makes more sense than evolution. I use to buy into evolution, until I read about the things that Egytians wrote about, and even the Romans.

I have a hunch the universe is teaming with life

If you look at how plant life spreads through the world by seed, maybe life has spread throughout the universe. If not viruses traveling in comets, maybe an ancient civilization, knowing it's time was coming, sent out colony ships in an attempt to preserve their life on a suitable planet. A higher tech civilization could send out trillions of robotic controlled DNA (seed) probes headed for goldilocks (not too cold not too hot) planets where life could take hold. Just maybe we are doing the same thing they did, destroying the planet we live on, history has a way of repeating itself.

Think of the monolith in 2001

Think of the monolith in 2001 Space Odyssey. When the monkeys touched the monolith they were imparted with the knowledge of God and evolved into modern humans some 10 thousand years ago. Modern agriculture is only about 10,000 years old.

It wasn't the knowledge of

It wasn't the knowledge of God it was knowledge from an alien intelligence.


a mosquito that feasted on the blood of Eocene animals some 46 million years ago

Incoming Christians to say the earth is 6,000 years old and thus this discovery is impossible.

Spectacular stereotyping!

I know MAYBE three Christians who think the world is 6,000 years old. All the others either think it's way older and have a deeper understanding of both science and the Bible than just a cursory examination, or they've heard both sides and honestly don't give a s**t; they have their personal opinion, but just don't view it as all that important.

For the record, I fall into the latter category. I'm pretty convinced that the Earth is dang old (don't know if I'd go into the billions of years, but the starlight argument is fairly convincing in that regard), but I wouldn't lose any sleep if someone somehow proved that it was either ridiculously young or three times as old as scientists think it is.

Personally, I don't see how it could *possibly* be LESS than tens of thousands of years old, given the sheer number of outrageously huge disasters (meteor strikes, ice ages, super-volcanoes, etc.) that have occurred. It seems to me that if they occurred in too short a time frame, anything bigger than a rat would be extinct.

Just my opinion, though; I'm no scientist and I don't pretend to be one. I'm just asking that you not stereotype a huge group based on a very few loudmouths.

You are stereotyping Christians

Many Christians believe the earth is closer to 50,000 to 200,000 years old, and some even believe in evolution and that god used it in his creation. I personally don't care that much, but I tend to believe in plan B, it's most likely around 50,000 to 100,000 years old. I personally, and this has nothing I do with religion, think that evolution is goofy and contradicts many laws of nature and lacks evidence.

You're being divisive by calling out Christians as being "wrong"

But I would also add, I think that anybody who honestly believes Earth is only 6,000 years old, is laughable.

Practicly the only group

Of humans to dispute that the earth is more than a million years old are Christians. I'm not trying to discriminate, but my comment was based on dozens of threads with Christians doing exactly as I described. Disputing evidence because it didn't fit in with their paradigm of the world.

"What difference does it make"

IMO there is no proof yet available to prove either evolution nor creation, since both are not proven, they are just speculation. I have a little problem with the establishment scientific community who will instantly reject any theory that does not meet with their preconceived views. Those views will undoubtedly change as new information and evidence is discovered.

"Disputing evidence because it didn't fit in with their paradigm of the world"
The scientific community does this all the time, especially in archaeology and anthropology. Its human nature, that's what 911 truth is running into.

I don't think...

I don't think any 'Christian' who has read the Bible and understands the most basic concept of time would ever argue the earth is only 6,000 years old...

I'd argue that

Most Christians don't have a basic concept of time.

deacon's picture

great just great

now they will try to clone another politician

If we deny truth before your very eyes,then the rest of what we have to say,is of little consequence