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Tuesday, December 20, 2005

Dawn of the Dead

I saw a Discovery Channel show mentioning that, while we have found lots of dead giant squids, no one has ever seen one alive.

It prompted a Popper-style "bold conjecture" on my part: There never have been live giant squids! The ocean just emits giant squid corpses from time to time.

3 comments:

  1. Anonymous6:34 PM

    From September 2005:

    Holy Squid! Photos Offer First Glimpse of Live Deep-Sea Giant
    http://news.nationalgeographic.com/news/2005/09/0927_050927_giant_squid.html

    First Giant Squid Captured in Wild (on Film, That Is)
    http://www.nytimes.com/2005/09/27/science/27cnd-squid.html?ex=1285473600&en=7fcff5ba8a9a399a&ei=5088&partner=rssnyt&emc=rss

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  2. Yes, I know. For the joke to work, you have to put yourself back to a year ago or whenever, before they had seen them.

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  3. Baby squid are so adorable and many are as pretty as flowers.

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