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1. A shell or husk; a cod or pod. The green shales of a bean.

2. [G. Shale.

(Science: geology) A fine-grained sedimentary rock of a thin, laminated, and often friable, structure. Bituminous shale. See Bituminous.

Origin: AS. Scealy, scalu. See Scalme, and cf. Shell.

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Any SOLID arguments against evolution?

... Razor. Paleontology has a lot of difficulties. Something is found, something - no. Without skeleton residents Venda left very few traces in the shales, which are difficult to study and few of them. Bony skeletons and shells came later. Ichthyostega and the latimeria, as it now turns out, lived ...

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by LeoPol
Thu Jan 28, 2010 5:43 am
Forum: Evolution
Topic: Any SOLID arguments against evolution?
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Natural selection is proven wrong

... because relative to other geological eras, a lot of new forms did indeed appear. If you look at the fossils from one site, e.g. the Burgess shales, you do see forms appearing "suddenly" without evidence of intermediate forms in lower strata at the same site. This is probably because ...

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by wbla3335
Sat Apr 25, 2009 7:19 am
Forum: Evolution
Topic: Natural selection is proven wrong
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radon/uranium/red clay

... simple indicator of seismic stress and deep ground movement. Radon is relatively high in uranium-rich rocks such as ancient granites, high-organic shales and coal beds. (Coal burning is a major source of uranium pollution.) The US map of potential radon reflects this geological factor. The Radon ...

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Thu May 11, 2006 4:59 pm
Forum: Human Biology
Topic: The Fiber Disease
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