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Author Topic: Kraken Fossil Evidence  (Read 705 times)
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« on: November 01, 2013, 05:34:01 pm »

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/11/01/kraken-evidence-sea-monster-debate_n_4183643.html?utm_hp_ref=science

Kraken Fossil 'Evidence' Revives Debate Over Ancient Sea Monster's Existence
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« Reply #1 on: November 02, 2013, 04:03:30 am »

I saw this yesterday, so much win (from the POV of someone into paleontology, steampunk, and paranormal investigation), and then someone whining that it doesn't have to be a kraken... Isn't giant squid/octopus, the definition of kraken?
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« Reply #2 on: November 02, 2013, 05:06:48 am »

life cycle of a theory:
1. Who the hell is Professor Quackenbush?!
2. What utter hogwash!
3. Hmmm... could be...
4. Wow, brilliant! It fits! It's pure genius!
5. Well, there're a few problems with it, but it's OK
6. Well, its about as accurate as can be expected, given the evidence.
7. No, we were right the first time! What utter hogwash!
8. Who the hell is Professor Quackenbush?!

That's my paraphrase of the original, since I can't recall the original exactly. Sounds like we're at about #2 with this one right about now...
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« Reply #3 on: November 19, 2013, 02:18:58 pm »

There have been large Ammonites found, the largest according to Wikipedia had a shell 4'6" diameter compared to the usual couple of inches. Likewise the largest Belamites  are over 6' long, so there were certainly some reasonable size creatures with tentacles swimming in the prehistoric seas.

Whether larger examples will be found is down to two factors 1) did they exist? 2) If they were fossilized will they be uncovered.

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« Reply #4 on: November 23, 2013, 11:28:28 pm »

Like dragons and floods , they are an internationally held cultural myth. maybe a shared memory of  beasts of history
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« Reply #5 on: November 24, 2013, 12:08:26 am »

The Homo Florensis was nicknamed hobbit, and now this gets named as kraken? When did we start naming scientific discoveries after what's on at the cinema? I don't much like this trend.
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« Reply #6 on: November 24, 2013, 08:16:58 pm »

Yes, it should have been the homo-quackenbush err homo-bush err homo-obama err ....
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