From tiny to enormous from all over the globe, researchers have discovered these amazing fossils with a similar pattern known as the “opisthotonic death pose” but a question remains with this pose for secular palaeontologists. What caused it?
New Scientist writes…
“When palaeontologists are lucky enough to find a complete dinosaur skeleton – whether it be a tiny Sinosauropteryx or an enormous Apatosaurus – there’s a good chance it will be found with its head thrown backwards and its tail arched upwards – technically known as the opisthotonic death pose. No one is entirely sure why this posture is so common, but Alicia Cutler and colleagues from Brigham Young University in Provo, Utah, think it all comes down to a dip in the wet stuff.”
This is not entirely accurate, when one rules out a phenomenon, it causes unnecessary mysteries that require a story rather than where the evidence leads. The bias that is being referred to is the rejection of a global flood on earth but without logical inferences. However, scientists have suggested that the phenomenon (global flood) could have happened on another planet like Mars.
Back on earth, Alicia Cutler and her colleagues at Brigham Young University used chickens for dessication and dunking and discovered a drowning effect where they immediately went into the characteristic opisthotonic death pose. This of course is proof of a global flood phenomenon.
In other research news, paleontologist from University of Rhode Island wanted these particular fossils (with the opisthotonic death pose) to be buried in a sandstorm rather than drowning but later admitted that these 15 Protoceratops juveniles were rapidly buried in order to be preserved in such great detail.
In PLoS One…“In the fossilized skin samples, the researchers can see not only the animal’s scales, but also imprints of the protein fibers that made up its skin.”
For a century now, researchers have discovered various fossils with a similar pattern not just in certain localities but all over the world that continue to discover these particular fossils that contain the “opisthotonic death pose” and the global flood inference is the best explanation, there is no need of turning it into some sort of cult religion of a secret mystery for future storytelling.