New 'spider' family discovered

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New 'spider' family discovered

ScienceDaily (Aug. 14, 2012) — The forests of the coastal regions from California to British Columbia are renowned for their unique and ancient animals and plants, such as coast redwoods, tailed frogs, mountain beavers and the legendary Bigfoot (also known as Sasquatch). Whereas Bigfoot is probably just fiction, a huge, newly discovered spider is very real. Trogloraptor (or "cave robber") is named for its cave home and spectacular, elongate claws. It is a spider so evolutionarily special that it represents not only a new genus and species, but also a new family (Trogloraptoridae). Even for the species-rich insects and arachnids, to discover a new, previously unknown family is an historic moment.

http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2012/08/120817092604.htm

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Ugh. I don't like spiders,

Ugh. I don't like spiders, but that is pretty interesting. Hmm, people actually managed to get non-blurry pictures of a unexpected animal?

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Creationist:  "But they're

Creationist:  "But they're still spiders..." 


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zarathustra wrote:

Creationist:  "But they're still spiders..." 

Lol. All that does is show their extreme stupidity and ignorance about the subject.

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In the last 6,000 yrs. when were the oxygen levels higher ?

In the last 6,000 yrs. when were the oxygen levels higher ?

zarathustra wrote:

Creationist:  "But they're still spiders..." 

[URL]http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Walking_with_Monsters[/URL]

[URL]http://insects.about.com/od/evolution/f/Why-Prehistoric-Insects-Were-So-Big.htm[/URL]

  Creations aren't about answering questions, there is ample evidence of this.

    My humble question is still waiting.  At what point in the last 6,000 years (six solar days if you are a purest like Ken Ham) was the oxygen levels 31 and then 40-percent higher than today ?   Can you account for super giant insects having evolved, without significantly higher levels of oxygen in our earth's atmosphere ?   If not, when did this take place?  If you are not able to answer these type of questions, perhaps it's overdue for you to reconsider your position.  Waiting still on a reply by creationists (for dana).

 

 


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ThunderJones

ThunderJones wrote:

zarathustra wrote:

Creationist:  "But they're still spiders..." 

Lol. All that does is show their extreme stupidity and ignorance about the subject.

 

LOL. There are no REAL NEW species of spiders.

The devil put them there like dinosaur bones to create atheists. Smiling

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