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2013-03-14 03:23:52 AM  
Science in action.  Another inch forward.

/which is a good thing
 
2013-03-14 09:12:55 AM  
The phallus-shaped fossil was unearthed in Canada's 505 million year-old Burgess Shale

Which are the freakiest fossil beds ever. If there's a God, he smoked the good shiat before getting down to that Genesis business.
 
2013-03-14 09:14:42 AM  
What obligations?

I heard someone say how "hard" it is to be Pope, but really what does he do besides say mass every once in a while and say prayers?

And I'm sure the pope has a much bigger staff than being a cardinal in Argentina where he was probably already fulfilling similar responsibilities. The main difference is the size of the crowds and the number of people paying attention to him.
 
2013-03-14 09:19:25 AM  
The fossil record has been pushed back to 5,989 years!

SCIENCE!
 
2013-03-14 09:20:50 AM  

Gulper Eel: The phallus-shaped fossil was unearthed in Canada's 505 million year-old Burgess Shale

Which are the freakiest fossil beds ever. If there's a God, he smoked the good shiat before getting down to that Genesis business.


This worm is God's inner twelve year old farking with us.
 
2013-03-14 09:21:09 AM  
My ex-wife called me a penis-headed worm after I started shaving my head.
 
2013-03-14 09:29:43 AM  
I for one welcome our ancient penis-headed overloards
 
2013-03-14 09:31:29 AM  
pushes fossil record back, breakfast up , stool in
 
2013-03-14 09:32:13 AM  

Happy Hours: What obligations?

I heard someone say how "hard" it is to be Pope, but really what does he do besides say mass every once in a while and say prayers?

And I'm sure the pope has a much bigger staff than being a cardinal in Argentina where he was probably already fulfilling similar responsibilities. The main difference is the size of the crowds and the number of people paying attention to him.


Somehow, I still find this very appropriate.
 
2013-03-14 09:32:58 AM  

Happy Hours: What obligations?

I heard someone say how "hard" it is to be Pope, but really what does he do besides say mass every once in a while and say prayers?

And I'm sure the pope has a much bigger staff than being a cardinal in Argentina where he was probably already fulfilling similar responsibilities. The main difference is the size of the crowds and the number of people paying attention to him.


Are you calling the Pope a "penis-headed worm"?

Fair enough.
 
2013-03-14 09:39:36 AM  
THIS is the headline that got approved?  Lame.
 
2013-03-14 09:46:55 AM  
Mara actually exists?
 
2013-03-14 09:58:29 AM  

Gulper Eel: The phallus-shaped fossil was unearthed in Canada's 505 million year-old Burgess Shale

Which are the freakiest fossil beds ever. If there's a God, he smoked the good shiat before getting down to that Genesis business.


Case in point:

25.media.tumblr.com

Who designed this shiat, Yahweh or Cthulhu?
 
2013-03-14 10:19:00 AM  
It was only a series of chance survivals of extinctions that gave us the shape we have today. Had a few more animals survived here or there and we might have six-legged horse like creatures running around.

We think of some of those fossils as weird looking stuff, but the extinction events constricted diversity, and after each one there was only so much left to diversify from.

Evolution is a harsh mistress.
 
2013-03-14 10:58:54 AM  

The Irresponsible Captain: It was only a series of chance survivals of extinctions that gave us the shape we have today. Had a few more animals survived here or there and we might have six-legged horse like creatures running around.

We think of some of those fossils as weird looking stuff, but the extinction events constricted diversity, and after each one there was only so much left to diversify from.

Evolution is a harsh mistress.


I don't doubt a lot of things could have looked much different (especially penises-- there is a HUGE variety of solutions to the "Get the sperm to the egg" problem in the animal kingdom) but from a practical standpoint the whole six-legged thing just doesn't scale up very well.

Evolution is indeed a harsh mistress, but even she must bow to the laws of physics and natural selection.
 
2013-03-14 11:05:24 AM  
Oh I forgot this:


i181.photobucket.com
 
2013-03-14 11:35:47 AM  
Oh, god, don't tell the Japanese!  They'll expand their penis festival by a whole 'nother day! :-P
 
2013-03-14 11:57:34 AM  

Riche: Oh I forgot this:


[i181.photobucket.com image 325x204]


LOL
 
2013-03-14 12:01:42 PM  
I don't see why this is such a big deal.  There are fossils in the Burgess that are more chordate-like than this, of approximately the same age:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pikaia
 
2013-03-14 12:19:40 PM  

Riche: but from a practical standpoint the whole six-legged thing just doesn't scale up very well.


If you are referring to insects, that is more a matter of exoskeletons not scaling up well.  Creatures with an internal skeleton and six limbs could be larger, and there would be no requirement that all six limbs remain "legs"--four for running and two for grabbing things would be one likely design.
 
Skr
2013-03-14 12:31:03 PM  
So in a science fiction world, that worm would find a victim human male, consume the victim's penis and replace the penis with it's own penis like worm body. The worm would then control the male and instruct it to have sex with everything.

Basically like the tongue louse that kills a fish tongue and replaces it.

wild-facts.com
 
2013-03-14 12:33:56 PM  

Skr: So in a science fiction world, that worm would find a victim human male, consume the victim's penis and replace the penis with it's own penis like worm body. The worm would then control the male and instruct it to have sex with everything.


How would you identify the infected?
 
2013-03-14 12:43:12 PM  

give me doughnuts: Gulper Eel: The phallus-shaped fossil was unearthed in Canada's 505 million year-old Burgess Shale

Which are the freakiest fossil beds ever. If there's a God, he smoked the good shiat before getting down to that Genesis business.

Case in point:



Who designed this shiat, Yahweh or Cthulhu?


considering rather aggressive OT behavior, there's much difference?
 
2013-03-14 12:48:45 PM  
Skr:
So in a science fiction PORNO ANIME world, that worm would find a victim human male, consume the victim's penis and replace the penis with it's own penis like worm body. The worm would then control the male and instruct it to have sex with everything.

I think this was the plot of "Super Alien Bus Groper".  It definitely replaced "Schoolgirl Rape Cats" as my favorite, even though only a dubbed version is available.
 
2013-03-14 12:54:25 PM  

dionysusaur: give me doughnuts: Gulper Eel: The phallus-shaped fossil was unearthed in Canada's 505 million year-old Burgess Shale

Which are the freakiest fossil beds ever. If there's a God, he smoked the good shiat before getting down to that Genesis business.

Case in point:

Who designed this shiat, Yahweh or Cthulhu?

considering rather aggressive OT behavior, there's much difference?



Tentacles. Other than that, who can say?
 
2013-03-14 01:21:04 PM  

Gulper Eel: The phallus-shaped fossil was unearthed in Canada's 505 million year-old Burgess Shale

Which are the freakiest fossil beds ever. If there's a God, he smoked the good shiat before getting down to that Genesis business.


Well if there is a fsm Im sure he only smokes the best shiat since he farking invented it.

Forget about smoking weed with Willie Nelson or Snoop Dog, I wanna smoke weed with Jeebus.
 
2013-03-14 02:19:42 PM  
Obviously the result of intelligent design (by a pervert).
 
2013-03-14 02:48:10 PM  

Sgygus: Science in action.  Another inch forward.

/which is a good thing


"Another inch forward"?

That's what my wife says too
 
2013-03-14 03:14:07 PM  

pciszek: Skr: So in a science fiction world, that worm would find a victim human male, consume the victim's penis and replace the penis with it's own penis like worm body. The worm would then control the male and instruct it to have sex with everything.

How would you identify the infected?


Is that a penis-headed worm in your pocket, or are you just glad to see me?
 
2013-03-14 05:40:52 PM  
no wonder why that company is called Adam and Eve
 
2013-03-14 09:12:54 PM  
"The phallus-shaped fossil was unearthed in Canada's 505 million year-old Burgess Shale, and it's a discovery that's resetting the origin of these enteropneusts back to the Cambrian period."


.pmcmovieline.files.wordpress.com

Huh huh, he said phallus. Heh Heh, he said pneusts
 
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