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Re: Kraken vs. Ichthyosaurs



It's a joke. Whether or not it's an INTENTIONAL joke is another matter.

Viv

On 11 October 2011 08:13, John Wilkins <john.s.wilkins@gmail.com> wrote:
> It's churnalism based on an unpublished proposal by the McMenamins
>
> http://www.wired.com/wiredscience/2011/10/the-giant-prehistoric-squid-that-ate-common-sense/
>
> On 11/10/2011, at 5:02 PM, Tim Williams wrote:
>
>> Ian Paulsen <birdbooker@zipcon.net> wrote:
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>>>  This story has been making the news rounds today:
>>>
>>> http://www.wired.com/wiredscience/2011/10/the-giant-prehistoric-squid-that-ate-common-sense/#more-80848
>>>
>>> Is it for real or is it a joke?
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>>
>>
>> No, it's real.  The deplorable standards of journalism, that is.
>> That's certainly real.  The ichthyosaur-eating kraken is so much
>> bullsh*t.
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>> Cheers
>>
>> Tim
>
> --
> John Wilkins | john@wilkins.id.au
> Associate, Philosophy, University of Sydney; visiting fellow, UNSW
> "Were all men philosophers, the business of life could not be executed, and
> neither society, nor even the species, could long exist." William Smellie, 
> 1791
> Species: A history of the idea http://www.ucpress.edu/books/pages/11391.php
>
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