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Re: Kraken vs. Ichthyosaurs



Given the last paragraph of this:
http://scienceblogs.com/pharyngula/2011/10/traces_of_a_triassic_kraken.php
I venture to guess that the joke is unintentional.

Heinrich

On Tue, Oct 11, 2011 at 8:37 AM, Vivian Allen
<mrvivianallen@googlemail.com> wrote:
> 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 It's churnalism based on an unpublished proposal by the McMenamins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:
>>>
>>>>  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?
>>>
>>>
>>>
>>> No, it's real.  The deplorable standards of journalism, that is.
>>> That's certainly real.  The ichthyosaur-eating kraken is so much
>>> bullsh*t.
>>>
>>>
>>>
>>>
>>>
>>>
>>> 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
>>
>>
>