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  •  Cthutt;efish (2+ / 0-)
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    Troubadour, GreyHawk

    My spouse and I are totally fascinated by cuttlefish, which we usually refer to a "cthutt;efish" once one learns about their intelligence and expressive skin.  Of course, once one reads about the lack of sources in the archeological record for the species, one begins to believe in the "elder races" and the possibility that they didn't start here on planet Earth.  Talk about devolution!  Maybe they're just like pigeons.  We just see what we think are adult pigeons.  The real adult pigeons are out there somewhere, but we don't usually see them.  Ditto for the cuttlefish and octopi.

    "Love the Truth, defend the Truth, speak the Truth, and hear the Truth" - Jan Hus, d.1415 CE

    by PrahaPartizan on Wed Jan 11, 2012 at 11:13:42 PM PST

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    •  Don't see much reason to believe (2+ / 0-)
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      qofdisks, GreyHawk

      that anything on Earth has to have come from anywhere else - and if it did, there would be some kind of genetic evidence of it.  Far as I know, cuttlefish are phylogenetically related to all other mollusks.  But they are fascinating.

      A process cannot be understood by stopping it. Understanding must move with the flow of the process, must join it and flow with it. --The First Law of Mentat

      by Troubadour on Thu Jan 12, 2012 at 01:40:27 AM PST

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