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March 04, 2005

Friday brachiopod blogging!

This is a middle Devonian brachiopod, species undetermined (by me, anyway), collected in western New York shales, in an area with lots of Mucrospirifer and other Spirifer genera.

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how VERY cool!

Posted by: Anne at March 4, 2005 08:53 AM
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I'd guess that would make it, oh, maybe 1400 years old for the biblical literalists among us.

Posted by: tost at March 4, 2005 10:33 AM
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Which would make it slightly older than the formica it's resting on. (Becky's hoping to redo our kitchen this summer.)

Posted by: Chris Clarke at March 4, 2005 10:55 AM
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Cool! And it looks pretty familiar to me. How about some more fossil pics?

Posted by: beth at March 4, 2005 02:23 PM
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there's probably dozens of those still in dad's basement.

Posted by: Craig at March 4, 2005 02:31 PM
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I don't intend any disrespect, but that's not formica in the photo's background, it's the Shroud of Turin.

Posted by: tost at March 4, 2005 05:46 PM
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Sorry, tost, you're wrong. I thought so too at first, but it failed the Turin test.

Posted by: Chris Clarke at March 4, 2005 05:50 PM
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I'm probably going to hate myself for this, but what exactly is the Turin test?

And if it wasn't the Shroud of Turin, was it some sort of pre-fabricated formica tunic? Or Belushi's toga from Animal House?

Posted by: tost at March 4, 2005 07:28 PM
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It's a bad joke.

Posted by: Chris Clarke at March 4, 2005 07:34 PM
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Any day where I stumble upon a random Turing test joke is a fine day indeed.

Posted by: the_bone at March 5, 2005 06:27 PM
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