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Author Topic:   The big "Lherzolithic Shergottite Lew88516" D'oh
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12-11-2004 12:39 AM

At message 60 of the "Radiometric Dating and the Geologic Column: A Critique" topic, Anti-Climacus cited the study of "Lherzolithic Shergottite Lew88516". I gave this message and one of the replies a joint mention as "Posts of the Month".
There were numerous replies from the evolution side, including myself. While most of these replies were fairly to very good, most of us evos managed to miss the point that the "Lherzolithic Shergottite Lew88516" was a Martian origin meterorite.
I don't think this was mentioned in Anti-Climacus' message (fair enough) but it is mentioned in the first sentence of the cited .pdf article. Personally, I skimmed it all fairly fast, and jumped to the conclusion that it was about some rather exotic Earth rock (there is no shortage of obscure named such).
Well, I pretty well succeded in not putting "my foot in my mouth" in my reply, but only because I really didn't say all that much.
Anyhow, I thought I'd nominate at least some of the involved evos for the "D'oh of the Month" award. Not a really big d'oh, but a d'oh none the less.

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Message 2 of 3 (167184)
12-11-2004 1:49 PM
Reply to: Message 1 by Minnemooseus
12-11-2004 12:39 AM

I read the article and wrote a reply on my way out the door. That's my excuse.
However, I don't think it's a HUGE deal. Rocks from Mars are very similar to earth rocks - except for the origin of the shocked textures. But it is an important distinction we all should have made.

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12-11-2004 1:53 PM
Reply to: Message 2 by roxrkool
12-11-2004 1:49 PM

Missed point
I think that the point that should have been stressed a lot more is that this rocks history would mean that dating it would require care and very detailed analysis. Just as the paper shows was done.

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