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Giant Sea Scorpion

European scientists have discovered a 390-million-year-old fossilized claw of giant sea scorpion. The man-sized monster possibly was the ancestor of modern day scoprions and even spiders:

The immense fossilised claw of a 2.5m-long (8ft) sea scorpion has been described by European researchers. [...]

The creature, which has been named Jaekelopterus rhenaniae, would have paddled in a river or swamp.

The size of the beast suggests that spiders, insects, crabs and similar creatures were much larger in the past than previously thought, the team says.

The claw itself measures 46cm - indicating its owner would have been longer even than the average-sized human.

Thanks be to God for extinction. Can you imagine if it were alive today, ready to devour unsuspecting swimmers? Link - Thanks Tiffany!


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just had an argument with my wife : ok, yes, it belongs to the logic of natural of evolution (grmblmrgbml..)

(shhh ... but the main cause is O2 levels... :p)
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It's not extinction in the sense of natural evolution, it's the oxygen : the more oxygen % in the air, the bigger the bugs.

Thank God for all that current fossil fuel burning!
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