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Well, due to some spammer having found this obscure blog, I have been forced to refuse Anonymous posts. I apologize for any inconvenience this may cause for legitimate posters, but since I am unable to send feedback to the offending servers causing them to explode and burst into flames - well, I do what I can. Thank you to all my sincere commentators and may the spammers rot in digital agony.

Monday, June 12, 2006

How Do They Know?

Looks like a new species of hammerhead shark was discovered off the South Carolina coast.

Marine scientists find an individual example of this new species and have declared it "rare" and "at risk of extinction."

How do they know?

A photo with the article is captioned, "The shark prefers to breed in South Carolina waters."

How do they know?

They just found the silly thing and they think they know where it prefers to breed? How do they know the INDIVIDUAL they found wasn't a stray from a school of tens of thousands making a trek from Nova Scotia to Bermuda? Or, Argentina?

They find A SINGLE animal and immediately assume that it is endangered and that they know enough about the ENTIRE species to pronounce its breeding habits and preferences.

What sort of idiotic science its this?

My analysis is that this discovery shows that a bunch of researchers are clutching at straws to justify their budgets and to grab a bigger slice of pie. Maybe one of them has his eye on a new Porsche...


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