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Great Whites 'Not Evolved From Megashark'

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"When the early palaeontologists put together dentitions of Megalodon and the other megatooth species, they used the modern white shark to put them together, so of course it's going to look like a white shark because that's what was used as a model

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Barbara Tomlinson (431)
Sunday November 18, 2012, 11:22 am
By analysing the species of molluscs found fossilised at the site, the team found that the shark was actually two million years older than had been thought, making it roughly 6.5 million years old.

"That two million year push-back is pretty significant because in the evolutionary history of white sharks, that puts the species in a more appropriate time category to be ancestral or... an intermediate form of white shark."

"We've bolstered the case that white sharks are just highly modified makos... It fits the story now," Professor Ehret told BBC News.
Shows how REAL Science keeps changing and modifying as new information comes in.

Unlike Superstition and Dogma, such as Creationist and anti-Evolution postulates, that are impervious to change, reason, or new info of any kind! They have The Truth, so they say, that never changes...
Be wary of The Truth!

Maureen C (4)
Sunday November 18, 2012, 10:44 pm
Very interesting! Thanks Marty.

Frans Badenhorst (582)
Monday November 19, 2012, 5:18 am
interesting stuff...thanks for posting...

. (0)
Monday November 19, 2012, 4:50 pm
Mako, the Porsche of the sea. Interesting article.

John Vallejo (4)
Monday November 19, 2012, 8:48 pm

reft h (66)
Tuesday November 20, 2012, 10:42 pm
thanks for the article

Kathleen R (138)
Wednesday November 21, 2012, 6:24 am
read & noted

Sergio Padilla (65)
Wednesday November 21, 2012, 12:31 pm

Melania Padilla (122)
Thursday November 22, 2012, 11:18 am
Great reading, thank you.

Nimue Michelle Pendragon Gaze (339)
Thursday November 22, 2012, 10:26 pm
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