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时间:2018-09-12 责任编辑:admin
 

A day or two ago, a whole lot of science websites (including ourselves, let大发快三精准计划app’;s be fair), wrote about the big Triassic ‘;kraken’;; basically, everyone was talking about a super intelligent predatory squid which fed on ichtyosaurs。 Funny enough, but when I asked the paleontologists working at my University, they all smiled ironically。 Why, you may ask? Well, because there’;s not one shred of evidence to back that up。

Now, of course it is unfortunate that the press was all over this story and promoting it like crazy, despite the lack of scientific backup, but when science sites make mistakes such as this one –; this just can’;t be pardoned。 If you have no idea what the original story, here’;s the main idea:

There were a lot of ichtyosaur bones found in central Nevada, in what is now called the Berlin-Ichtyosaur State Park。 Now, why these 15 meter long reptiles (Shonisaurus popularis) were found in such larg numbers is not known, so paleontologists have come up with several theories, such as poisoning or strange tides, etc。 Mark McMenamin and wife Dianna Schulte-McMenamin of Mount Holyoke College have come up with their own theory: that it was an old cemetery, where a squid like none has ever been seen used to eat and throw its meals。 Now, nothing wrong with that mind you –; it’;s as good a theory as any, but THERE IS NO CLEAR EVIDENCE TO BACK IT UP。 You see, unlike politics, that’;s how things work in science: when somebody SAYS something, that doesn’;t really matter; when somebody BACKS IT UP with clear evidence –; that’;s when people start listening。

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