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Another Shaky Headline

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Another Shaky Headline

Postby Minimalist » Fri Apr 24, 2009 9:16 am



The Headline says: 85,000 years old villages found

But the story says: New archaeological discoveries in Sharjah's Jebel Fayah showed that human settlements existed in the area over 85,000 years ago.


Obviously, there is a big difference between a "village" and a "settlement."

Jebel Fayah is in Dubai.
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Postby Sam Salmon » Fri Apr 24, 2009 8:55 pm

Could have something to do with the translation from Arabic.
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Postby kbs2244 » Sat Apr 25, 2009 8:54 am

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Postby Minimalist » Sat Apr 25, 2009 9:06 am

Something is wrong here. War, disease, death, destruction, hunger, filth, poverty, torture, crime, corruption, and the Ice Capades. Something is definitely wrong. This is not good work. If this is the best God can do, I am not impressed.

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Postby Sam Salmon » Sat Apr 25, 2009 10:12 am

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Postby Digit » Sun Apr 26, 2009 5:41 am

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Postby Beagle » Sun Apr 26, 2009 10:47 am

These articles are always frustrating. I did a search for an actual report, abstract, or pdf, and found nothing. This has the potential to be big news, but they didn't give us any news at all.

I'm guessing their were no human remains, but humans always leave their trash around. Artifacts could tell us an awful lot. And who were they? Are these the people that went on toward Australia like the article says or did Neanderthal move farther south? This used to be a lush country with a large river running through it. Any human would enjoy going there I think.

I'll keep looking for a scientific report.
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