Huaxiagnathus orientalis

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Photograph by Adrian Thysse.

Photography contest, finalist in the “Minerals” category.

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Huaxiagnathus orientalis – Compsognathid theropod.

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That’s a really striking display.

That’s a picture of a specimen displayed at the Hong Kong Science Museum - see http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/F[…]ientalis.JPG

To put this picture to scale, the near-horizontal crack toward the bottom of the picture, crossing the legs of the specimen, is exactly 40 centimeters (close to 15-3/4 inches) long - see http://www.geocities.com/capecanave[…]s-fossil.jpg

I would like to see/read a creationist, (like Ken Ham), explain the existence of this fossil.

A “creation-science” explanation (or any explanation, for that matter) must account for:

1) This animal’s anatomical features.

2) The geologic setting in which this animal’s remains were found.

3) This animal’s stratigraphic distribution, including the fact that it is extinct.

OK, Ken et. al., have at it!

Oh, BTW, This is a cool pic… Nice highlighting shadows.

Yes, it was taken at the Hong Kong Science Museum’s temporary exhibit, Soaring Dinosaurs. All the photos I took that day can be found on my blog at: http://evolvingwithdarwin.blogspot.[…]h/label/HKSM

All photographs were taken through glass, hand-held in existing light with a Nikon D70 and the 18-70mm zoom lens. They have been cropped and adjustments were made to contrast and saturation to maximize visibility of the specimen, although the above shows more saturation than I expected.

Thanks for placing it among the finalists!

1) This animal’s anatomical features.God created it that way

2) The geologic setting in which this animal’s remains were found.It was found in rocks. Rocks were deposited by the flood. You can see from it’s neck and head that it was trying to breathe in deep water

3) This animal’s stratigraphic distribution, including the fact that it is extinct.Only two individuals have been found. Obviously it was on the ark with its mate and they saw Mrs Noah having a shower so they were thrown off

That is a really compelling specimen. A quick glance and it almost looks as new as fresh(ish) road kill. A wonderful time machine.

JimboK said:

I would like to see/read a creationist, (like Ken Ham), explain the existence of this fossil.

A “creation-science” explanation (or any explanation, for that matter) must account for:

1) This animal’s anatomical features.

2) The geologic setting in which this animal’s remains were found.

3) This animal’s stratigraphic distribution, including the fact that it is extinct.

OK, Ken et. al., have at it!

Heck, just ask a YEC and an OEC to estimate when the critter lived and to challenge each other on their radical disagreement.

If you look very carefully your can see the wear marks from the saddle

If you look very carefully your can see the wear marks from the saddle

Yabba dabba doo?

But did it taste like chicken?

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