According to the U.K. Mirror, scientist Paul Butler from Bangor University said: “We got it wrong the first time and maybe we were a bit hasty publishing our findings back then. But we are absolutely certain that we've got the right age now.The nice thing about these shells is that they have distinct annual growth lines, so we can accurately date the shell material.That’s just the same as what archaeologists do when they use tree rings in dead wood to work out the dates of old buildings.”
The 507-year-old clam easily topped the previous winner's position for the world's oldest living creature. That illustrious position was held by a 374-year-old clam from Iceland housed in a German museum.
Here's the crux of the story according to the U.K. Mirror:
In 2006, climate change experts from Bangor University (N. Wales) discovered a unique clam while dredging the seabeds of Iceland. Scientists counted the rings on the inside shell. By this method they determined that the clam was the ripe old age of 405. Unfortunately, by opening the clam they killed it instantly. They named the dead claim, "Ming."In 2013, researchers then determined that the original calculations of Ming's age were wrong! (So much for the "all scientists agree" argument of evolution!) and that the now scientifically murdered clam was actually 102 years older than they had originally thought. Ming was 507 years old at the time of its demise ... in the name of science.
The Mirror article did not say which brilliant scientist killed the former record holder. But should this surprise us? In the name of this same kind of "science" millions of the world's youngest creatures are murdered every year! Go figure.
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