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Old 01-13-2009, 09:24 AM   #3
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Default Re: Ice Core Samples and Global Weather

Hey dan

You might find this interesting ;

In the early part of this century the famous Beresovka mammoth carcass was discovered in Siberia. Nearly intact, the animal was found buried in silty gravel sitting in the upright position. The mammoth had a broken foreleg, evidently caused by a fall from a nearby cliff 10,000 years ago. The remains of its stomach were intact and there were grasses and buttercups lodged between its teeth. The flesh was still edible, but reportedly not tasty.

No one has ever satisfactorily explained how the Beresovka mammoth and other animals found frozen in the subarctic could have been frozen before being consumed by predators of the time. Some have proposed a sudden change in climate, but this hardly seems a likely explanation. The scientist who uncovered the Beresovka mammoth conjectured that the animal fell into a snow-filled ravine that protected the body until it was perhaps covered by gravel during a summer flood.

Theory # 1

Huge herds of mammoths used t roam the tundra feeding off the grasses, reeds, and other plants that still cover the land in summer. Every now and then one of them would get trapped in ice or would fall to its death down a crevasse in a glacier, there the carcass would freeze and be preserved almost unchanged forever.

Problems with Theory #1

To begin with the carcasses were found in the wrong places. Vast areas of the Arctic are covered with ice, but most of the tundra is composed of soil, sand, river silt, and loam bound by frozen water. The frozen mammoths were discovered not in the ice but in the silt layers.

Furthermore, during the relevant period, there were no glaciers in Siberia except in the upper reaches of the mountains where the mammoths did not graze.

Theory #2

The mammoths had fallen into rivers and had been carried downstream to the estuaries, where they were buried in the silt.

Problems with Theory # 2

The mammoths were being found in the tundra between the river valleys and not all could have drowned because many were found standing upright.

Further Research

To get to the bottom of the mystery scientists consulted experts in the deep freeze butchery industry. However instead of clearing things up they made them much more troublesome. Basically they said it was not possible to deep freeze a creature the size of a mammoth in the relative moderate temps of the arctic.

Basically if meat is frozen slowly at freezing temp crystals form in the cells of the flesh bursting the cells and dehydrating the meat. The butchers concluded no such process could have produced the deep frozen mammoth meat.

To satisfactorily freeze a side of beef takes 30 minutes at -40 degrees Fahrenheit. To deep freeze a huge living warm blooded mammoth, insulated in thick fur, they estimated that temperatures below -150 degrees would be required. Temperatures so low have never been recorded in nature, not even in the artic.

This has simply made all normal theories for the Beresovka mammoth that much more obsolete.

To add to the mystery consider the climate needed for buttercups to grow. Buttercups enjoy temperate conditions with alternation sun and rain Click here for Buttercup Climate info

These are the unalterable facts a mammoth grazing buttercup in a temperate climate all of the sudden is frozen stiff by unimaginable cold. The question is how it happened, to this day a feasible explanation has not been put forward.


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When taking into consideration all of the evidence so far presented it is obvious that (a. - These mammoths were flash frozen in a matter of minutes at a temperature of -150 degrees or less. This would require a catastrophic event of phenominal proportions which has not been witnessed by humankind in recent history. (b. - The baby mammoth which was found preserved in siberia had buttercups stuck in its teeth as well as buttercups and other undigested vegetation in its stomach. This indicates that the mammoth was at one moment eating in a warm temperate climate as it is only possible for buttercups to grow in this environment and in an instant was exposed to temperatures of -150 degrees. The only logical conclusion is a rapid changing of climate in the polar regions.

This phenominal find has not been expanded upon very much by 'scientists' and is hardly a topic of discussion in the public domain.

Wolly mammoths did not live in cold climates, they thrived in warm temperate climates alongside saber tooth tigers, horses, foxes etc. How is it possible that so many are found frozen in the polar regions? It would be logical to assume that the regions in the north pole were once temperate in climate and in a moment were transported to the exreme north and south poles. The most simple and logical answer is usualy the best.
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