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Although, to be fair, distinguishing between species of gull is a notoriously difficult problem in taxonomic circles and a source of perpetual debate.
In effect, they're all transitional species of each other! Hah, take that, creationists!
3/17/2010 1:57:30 AM
Oh geez...ALL the birds you see look like gulls? Baby Jesus is hysterical over that lie.
3/17/2010 2:14:54 AM
Ladies and gentlemen, I give you the master of tautology!
3/17/2010 2:26:32 AM
Yay, another headache-inducing, shaped-like-itself instance of circular logic...
3/17/2010 3:24:03 AM
Uhh, no. Zoology fail on a massive scale.
3/17/2010 4:17:43 AM
Jezebel's Evil Sister
Not all birds are the gull kind.
Some are the boy kind.
The bee kind are involved, too, but I'll tell you about that when you're older.
3/17/2010 5:14:10 AM
I predict a mega-church in your future. You have already mastered the First Secret Commandment:
If you can't dazzle the sheep with brilliance, bamboozle them with bullshit. You'll go far in the right circles, but not here.
3/17/2010 5:41:40 AM
How about turtles? Are sea and land turtles two different kinds (one that swims in the sea, one that creeps upon the earth) or one kind because they look like turtles?
3/17/2010 5:46:34 AM
Once upon a time in the navy, whilst I was on daytime starboard watch underway, one of the watches announced on the sound powered phone that he had spotted "a bee one arr dee, and it looked to him like a gee you eleven", and one of the idiots ran in to inform the officer of the deck of that spotting.
( B 1 R D --- G U 11 )
3/17/2010 5:52:32 AM
"Creation science" strikes again!
3/17/2010 6:02:41 AM
Well they all have wings, a beak, a tail, and they fly, so why not lump them all together? Those silly definitions like "species" are something only those scientists with too much time on their hands need to worry about.
3/17/2010 6:09:46 AM
"Welcome to the department of redundancy department. How can I help you?"
3/17/2010 6:35:16 AM
3/17/2010 6:57:26 AM
Linneus must be shaking in his tomb.
3/17/2010 7:03:17 AM
I bet this is the same "kind" of person that would insist that a year consists of four seasons, there are four times of day, and a rainbow has seven colors. After all, winter is different from summer, morning looks like morning, and red is not at all like green, right?
3/17/2010 7:34:39 AM
I was all eager to bucket more well-deserved shit on Orange Wizards Fundie ass, but I can't do it.
Here's what you see when you click on the link:
(1st spr) You said we named those animals gulls because of the traits that make them the same kind.
(OW) No, I said that they share a commonality. They're all called gulls because they all look like gulls. They're all called the gull kind, because they look like gulls.
The 'context statement' preceding the quote above is just plain wrong. OW's response is tightly quote-mined. His full paragraph seems obscure but need not necessarily be so in the context of the discussion, which the link does not point to.
His statement is actually uncontentious. Mostly, the different breeds of gull around the world are called gulls because they look like (other species of) gull. IE, when asked "What are gulls", we point at the birds, rather than the dictionary. No, he's not saying all birds are gulls.
Yes he's a Fundie, but this isn't a darnedest thing.
It's a shame. I was hoping to make a good pun on the idea that it's actually Fundies who are gulls.
3/17/2010 7:59:30 AM
Oh yeah, I remember hearing about gulls stealing small pets and even small children that were left unprotected out in the open. Then they'd take their prey somewhere in the trees where they could kill it an eat it in peace. Damn those vicious, majestic eagle gulls!
3/17/2010 10:46:57 AM
This is a troll. Gulls just want to have fun!
3/17/2010 12:00:17 PM
Well, that's cleared that up. I was losing sleep over that.
3/17/2010 12:30:24 PM
3/17/2010 12:36:02 PM
So Noah wouldn't have needed to take two of these, since they are obviously of the "mouse" kind.
PS, this is a brown antechinus, a marsupial - not remotely related to a "real" mouse.
3/17/2010 1:31:25 PM
3/17/2010 1:42:06 PM
"The 'context statement' preceding the quote above is just plain wrong. OW's response is tightly quote-mined. His full paragraph seems obscure but need not necessarily be so in the context of the discussion, which the link does not point to.
His statement is actually uncontentious. Mostly, the different breeds of gull around the world are called gulls because they look like (other species of) gull. IE, when asked "What are gulls", we point at the birds, rather than the dictionary. No, he's not saying all birds are gulls. "
I agree; OrangeWizard doesn't express it very well (although, contrary to some claims here, the part quoted isn't circular), but what it boils down to is just plain phenetics; while outdated, it's not exactly WTF?! material.
3/17/2010 3:26:16 PM
Does that really make sense to you?
3/17/2010 4:46:58 PM
And you're a retard kind. A fucking retard specifically.
3/17/2010 6:05:06 PM
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