Ghost Shark, Sexy Forehead

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Ghost Shark, Sexy Forehead

Post by StalinSays » Thu Sep 24, 2009 9:03 pm

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/ ... -head.html

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Post by ROU Killing Time » Thu Sep 24, 2009 9:33 pm

There's so much that could be said on this... But, there may be children present.

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Post by caliscott » Fri Sep 25, 2009 2:06 pm

It had to be found in california. Why couldn't the next deviant cartilagenous fish be discovered in Iowa?

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Post by Mr. Tweedy » Fri Sep 25, 2009 2:32 pm

Personally, I'm quite happy that pee does not shoot out of my face. Maybe it's just me, but it seems like that would be uncool.
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Post by ROU Killing Time » Fri Sep 25, 2009 6:54 pm

Mr. Tweedy wrote:Personally, I'm quite happy that pee does not shoot out of my face. Maybe it's just me, but it seems like that would be uncool.
It would make 3rd base much easier to attain, however.

Do their reproductive organs also serve as the avenue of waste elimination? Tweedy does make a good point, if that is, in fact, the case.

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Post by strawman » Fri Sep 25, 2009 6:57 pm

This probably accounts for the guys in the frat house wearing underwear on their heads.
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Post by bolddeceiver » Mon Sep 28, 2009 2:36 am

Wow, I think this takes the "did I read that right" scientist quotes prize for the month hands down...
It's a big weird looking freaky thing...
That is a technical term, by the way.
They have this club on the top of their head with spikes. People think it’s used for mating.
Hey, um, I'm open-minded and all, but on the first date?
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Post by alhilton » Mon Sep 28, 2009 2:51 am

I love how they call it "a sexual organ." And I'm sitting here thinking, "Well, which one? The possibilities are numerous." Then they describe "some sort of a little mace with little spikes and hooks and it fits into their forehead. It’s jointed and it comes out. We’re not sure if it is used to stimulate the female or hold the female closer." Oh! So it's a kind to fishy toy! So, there you go, Tweedy. They're not peeing out of their foreheads. They just have built-in handcuffs and feather duster, so to speak.
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Post by F5iver » Mon Sep 28, 2009 11:19 am

alhilton wrote: They just have built-in handcuffs and feather duster, so to speak.
Waiter, check, please!

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Post by Mr. Tweedy » Mon Sep 28, 2009 1:57 pm

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Post by strawman » Mon Sep 28, 2009 2:24 pm

What does this say about Intelligent Design?
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Post by Goldenrat » Mon Sep 28, 2009 4:59 pm

strawman wrote:What does this say about Intelligent Design?
Further proof that there was no Intellgent Design, or that the designer was an idiot.
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Post by Mr. Tweedy » Mon Sep 28, 2009 5:08 pm

strawman wrote:What does this say about Intelligent Design?
That the Designer really likes sex?

Actually, I'm confused as to why the "experts" think the forehead club thingy is a sex organ. The article doesn't explain their reasoning. I mean, if I saw a jointed, spiked mace-like protrusion on an animal's head, I would not jump to the conclusion that it was a sex organ, especially in a species where fertilization is external. I would assume it was a sensory organ, or perhaps some kind of weapon, like antlers. Perhaps these ichthyologists are jumping to conclusions? A little wish-fulfilment fantasy, perhaps? :0
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Post by groomporter » Mon Sep 28, 2009 9:17 pm

Goldenrat wrote:
strawman wrote:What does this say about Intelligent Design?
Further proof that there was no Intellgent Design, or that the designer was an idiot.
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Post by strawman » Mon Sep 28, 2009 10:53 pm

groomporter wrote: No in the words of Spider Robinson:
"If a person who indulges in gluttony is a glutton, and a person who commits a felony is a felon, then God is an iron."
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Post by StalinSays » Tue Sep 29, 2009 1:52 am

http://news.nationalgeographic.com/news ... razil.html

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Post by strawman » Tue Sep 29, 2009 11:29 am

Never runny, always sweet, squishy underneath your feet.
And they have "sensitive eyes".
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Post by alhilton » Tue Sep 29, 2009 1:01 pm

Mr. Tweedy wrote:Perhaps these ichthyologists are jumping to conclusions? A little wish-fulfilment fantasy, perhaps? :0
I think it's just a poorly written article. Science is a lot weirder than science fiction.

Hey, surely someone has already linked this in the past: http://www.sundancechannel.com/greenporno/" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false ? If not, it's certainly Drabble-worthy. Don't be fooled by the name. "Green Porno" is a series of little video plays of the bizarre mating behaviors of insects. The costumes are awesome. If I was teaching college biology or a mature high school class, I'd totally use this.
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Post by strawman » Tue Sep 29, 2009 4:50 pm

I believe if DC were the model for high school biology class materials, the world market for biologists would soon be saturated. After stimulating the imagination, the problem is remembering the names. But when you provide the context of a good story, that problem is resolved. The problem with our devotion to fiction is that we will go to our graves remembering things like the name of the Chronos Explorer 2000 and subquantum froth. By the time technology catches up, we'll be too dead to apply our wealth of knowledge on the subject.

The idea of using something like Green Porno, or, really ANYthing Porno, would be sure to interest today's youth. In fact, I'm surprised some Ivy League college hasn't changed its name to Pornu U. But you may be just a tad optimistic about the prospects of juicing up interest at the high school level. Most communities have a vocal group of parents who are suspicious that teachers already show porn in the classroom, and strongly believe that porn should be taught at home.
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Post by alhilton » Tue Sep 29, 2009 5:48 pm

strawman wrote:The idea of using something like Green Porno, or, really ANYthing Porno, would be sure to interest today's youth. In fact, I'm surprised some Ivy League college hasn't changed its name to Pornu U. But you may be just a tad optimistic about the prospects of juicing up interest at the high school level. Most communities have a vocal group of parents who are suspicious that teachers already show porn in the classroom, and strongly believe that porn should be taught at home.
Well, the problem is that the hilarious actress chose to put the word "porno" in the name. It clearly isn't (if you define porn as something created to arouse). It's created to amuse and educate. And surely no one would admit to finding bug sex arousing...? But, yeah, having taught high school chemistry at one point, I'm sure you're right. My 14 year old girls were leaving class to nurse their infants, but if I'd shown something with the word "porno" in it, I probably would have gotten in trouble, even if it were a clip about "mating molecules."
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