‘Writing with Jurassic Ink’ (2013)

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Not that it was ever going to be a commercial success, but scientists in 2013 successfully wrote with ink taken from the fossilized ink sac of a squid from the Jurassic Period, supposedly 150 million years ago.


The ink is still good after all that time? Really? Holy moly.

Either it wasn’t really all that old, or they, like, totally misidentified the fossil, or our understanding of fossilization is all wet. Pick one!

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4 responses to “‘Writing with Jurassic Ink’ (2013)

  • Watchman

    I always question the dates they pull out of thin air. Carbon dating seems less accurate the further you go back, plus there are factors that can affect the numbers, such as solar flares and volcanic eruptions. Plus it assumes the rate of decay has always been constant, but we don’t know that for sure. It makes you wonder how much we think we know is actually false.

  • unknowable2

    Dating of fossils, etc, strikes me as questionable at best. Where I’m concerned, the jury is still out.

  • thewhiterabbit2016

    It’s all wet – you know, like Noah’s Flood. If scientists would just accept that fact, all the rest of their evolutionary nonsense would go away.

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