Discussion in 'CycleChat Cafe' started by yenrod, 10 Feb 2008.
..is that avatar of a pic. you've got
Or is it you, really...
Maybe his past life was an interesting one.
Looks a bit, well, fishy
<steps up as resident fish geek>
Its a Yellow boxfish, Ostracion cubicus.
it's proof that new species are evolving all the time, being as it is a newly evolved fish that didn't exist prior to it being discovered, otherwise it would have been discovered earlier. it's also clearly a very intelligent, discerning fish, and an interesting shape.
Err ... I assume you had your tongue firmly lodged in your cheek while typing that, cos it's a Grand Canyon - scale leap of logic.
I wasn't aware of you until you popped up on C+ a couple of years ago.
Did you exist before then?
Just 'cos YOU didn't know about me doesn't mean i hadn't been discovered.
At least SOME people knew about me. NO-ONE knew about that fish, despite the oceans being continually explored and researched.
Somebody may have known about it and kept it to themselves. The other fish would have known as well.
Your granny knew.
But she'd have kept it to herself, in her handbag most likely.
As Bill Bryson put it in "A Short History of Nearly Everything" ... [paraphrase] our current knowledge of the deep oceans is much the same as our knowledge of the land would be if our research was based on five people driving around at night on ride on lawnmowers.[/paraphrase] We don't know anywhere near as much about the oceans as you (and many other people, to be fair) seem to think.
what about the eskimo who fell through the ice and saw the creatures that you were banging on about, and then died from hypothermia before he could tell anyone?
Good book that. I could read it every year for the rest of my life and learn something new each time. I blame my poor memory.
I've read it maybe three times now, and as you say, I find something else new in it each time. Great book, and well worth reading (Bonj).
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