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  •  I couldn't think of the name (1+ / 0-)
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    of that fish that dangles a bioluminescent orb in front of its prey that mimics its prey's opposite sex as bait.  That would be a more appropriate analogy, but I was more interested in discussing the irrationality and mental filtering going on than the phony posturing.  Malice can't be helped, but laziness can.

    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 Sat Jan 07, 2012 at 02:24:37 PM PST

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    •  Monkfish.. (2+ / 0-)
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      Keep on keeping on Troub!

      Listen, strange women lyin' in ponds distributin' swords is no basis for a system of government. Supreme executive power derives from a mandate from the masses, not from some farcical aquatic ceremony.

      by EdMass on Sat Jan 07, 2012 at 02:47:53 PM PST

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      •  Ah yes, the anglerfish (broader term). Thanks. (1+ / 0-)
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        Mimicry as an evolutionary predatory tactic is something I find fascinating because it's so diabolical and frightening.  It's terrifying to realize just how large-scale the phenomenon can occur.  Our entire media is now a macro example of it.  But that's another subject.

        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 Sat Jan 07, 2012 at 03:22:10 PM PST

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