Re: Are we sure?
- From: Paul J Gans <gansno@xxxxxxxxx>
- Date: Wed, 1 Feb 2012 02:24:35 +0000 (UTC)
jillery <69jpil69@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:
On Tue, 31 Jan 2012 23:55:23 GMT, cri@xxxxxxxx (Richard Harter) wrote:
On Tue, 31 Jan 2012 17:34:02 -0500, jillery <69jpil69@xxxxxxxxx>
On Tue, 31 Jan 2012 16:12:23 GMT, cri@xxxxxxxx (Richard Harter) wrote:
On Mon, 30 Jan 2012 07:12:50 -0800 (PST), UC
That all the trilobites are extinct?
They aren't. Here is the info I posted a while back in my article,
"How I Knew Trilobites Were Brighter Than Sheep".
Well, now, that's a long story. A while back I was in Central Africa
on a sauropod hunting expedition. We didn't exactly find any sauropods
but we did find some men which sort of proves that men and dinosaurs
lived together at the same time except that dinosaurs are shyer than
Anyway we were canoeing this little stream, following a sauropod. We
knew we were on its trail because it had just taken a dump. Sauropods
being the big eaters that they are the steam was, ah, contaminated. We
had just turned a bend when something grabbed our oar and pulled it
away from us. So there we were in the middle of the jungle and, so to
speak, up shit creek without a paddle.
Being the scientific sorts that we were we decided to find out what it
was that had grabbed our paddle. It might have been crocs but these
weren't croc waters. So I pulled out a lobster pot (I always carry a
lobster pot when I make field trips - you never know when you might
need one) and put it in the stream. Sure enough I caught something in
I pulled it in and what did I see - a trilobite. Now as you know
trilobites used to be salt water creatures. Evidently they had evolved
into fresh water creatures. This explains why nobody has found recent
trilobite fossils. They've been looking in the wrong sediments.
Anyway we pulled half a dozen of the critters. I decided to give them
the standard animal comparative intelligence test. (I always carried
my animal IQ kit with me when I went on field trips - you never know
but what you might find a new animal and want to know how smart it
is.) So I ran them through the battery of tests and sure enough,
trilobites are smarter than sheep.
I let them go, of course. It was the only ethical thing to do. After
all they are an endangered species.
So that's how I knew. You wouldn't be doubting my word on this, would
The problem isn't with your word. Clearly nobody can prove you
experience false. Just as clearly, your logic is flawed. In
actuality, you proved trilobites are dumber than sheep, your tests
notwithstanding. After all, when was the last time you caught a sheep
in your lobster pot? Huh? HUH??
Last Saturday. Why do you ask?
I know for a fact the Universe was made yesterday. So there!
Thursday, you heretic.
--- Paul J. Gans
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