Fossils B/C

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Re: Fossils B/C

Postby quizbowl » June 7th, 2010, 9:53 am

i understand that, but both f-m and wm just broke away from the pack.
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Re: Fossils B/C

Postby quizbowl » June 8th, 2010, 8:19 am

now i really cant wait for the fossils list to come out.
if they change it a lot, i'll kick a dog.
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Re: Fossils B/C

Postby Deeisenberg » June 9th, 2010, 2:21 pm

They should extend the list if anything. Honestly the list is relatively short and the ID is too easy as is, they should add more brachiopods and trilobites to the list. The list however probably will change little if at all.
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Re: Fossils B/C

Postby quizbowl » June 9th, 2010, 2:52 pm

to be honest, i would actually like that, to separate the men from the boys. sorry if i offend any girls.
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Re: Fossils B/C

Postby lllazar » June 9th, 2010, 9:18 pm

to be honest, i would actually like that, to separate the men from the boys. sorry if i offend any girls.
Lol ya, it's like memorizing 100 or so vocab words, except these come with pictures...which makes it all that much easier. More Brachiopods and Trilobites would certainly be a welcome change...
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Postby sciencegeek100 » June 9th, 2010, 10:17 pm

does anybody know for sure what the concretion fossils were??

also waz the thing at station 2 a jelly fish
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Re: Fossils B/C

Postby gneissisnice » June 11th, 2010, 6:58 pm

They should extend the list if anything. Honestly the list is relatively short and the ID is too easy as is, they should add more brachiopods and trilobites to the list. The list however probably will change little if at all.
Yeah, the brachiopods and trilobites very easy to ID, simply because each genus is very distinct from each other. There's no way you can mix up Rafinesquina and Mucrospirifer. The trilobites do look a little closer though. Not that they need to put fossils that are almost indistinguishable, but more could be better.
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Re: Fossils B/C

Postby Flavorflav » June 16th, 2010, 4:59 am

kinda the same with us, lllazar.
we usually get top 3 at regionals, and in the past years, we've been able to crack the top 10 at states, and we even got 5th this year! but its new york, its almost impossible to outseat F-M and WM, plus Columbia and Spackenkill arent that far behind.
Actually, WM's only been to Nationals recently for the past two years. For a while, it was FM and Spackenkill that were the favorites. Things can change =) (though hopefully, it's FM finally going down, not WM. Nothing against you FM but....yes, Im bitter).
I believe Spackenkill only went twice. Before that, it was always either you guys or M-E.

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Re: Fossils B/C

Postby paleonaps » June 16th, 2010, 8:40 am

I think that fossils should be broken up as follows:
Three years of rocks and minerals.
Two of fossil invertebrates
One or two of fossil vertebrates.
This would allow more in-depth questions, and more specialization.
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Re: Fossils B/C

Postby quizbowl » June 16th, 2010, 2:13 pm

Not too shabby, paleo.
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