Saturday, March 07, 2009
Cop a load of this... What do you think it is? It is a white tailed deer, and it is from the same boozer-cum-museum as the `real` jackalope, but what the heck can cause such weirdly aberrant antlers?
This is not a competition because I don't know the answer, but I hope that someone out in bloggo land does...
"However, played truant a minute ago to look at the CFZ website. The first item I looked at was a brief obit by Jon Downes on someone who was applauded for believing in Darwinism! I know it has some good points and is a shade more reasonable than creationism, but this shocked me. Was Downes taking the piss? Darwinism has no place in a fortean landscape, surely?"
Then I found this odd website complete with a downloadable pdf of a book called The Religion of Darwinism.
"The theory of evolution, with its scripture, its devotees, its alleged answers and explanations concerning the origins of living things, its idols and beliefs, its closed-mindedness to criticisms and developments in science, is a pagan religion that denies the existence of God."
And finally I found the BBC's Andrew Marr getting in on the act as he wrote:
So how has Darwinism gone from an eminently logical explanation of biological and prehistorical events, backed up by the evidence of the fossil record, to being a dangerous and pagan religion? And how come I am apparently decrying forteanism and all that it stands for by supporting the doctrine of Darwin?
The horne'd bunny of Woolsery
http://www.istockphoto.com/file_thumbview_approve/5542048/2/istockphoto_5542048-animal-tracks-rabbit-footprints-in-the-snow.jpg which looks very much like your images, doesn’t it?
I currently have 21 pet rabbits looking for homes here at the sanctuary... we also have some snow.... Would it be really really terribly cruel of me to test it out? You know: Bunny walking in snow; bunny running in snow; bunny freezing it’s ...err... tail off in snow.... all in the name of science, you understand...
So I wrote back:
Have you thought of Springheeled Jack?
Well, as always seems to be the case, you start looking at one mystery and you end up looking at another. I have been on the track of England's elusive marten population for twenty years now, and there are, indeed, records of this rare and beautiful carnivore in Co. Durham. The only problem being that according to accepted scientific methodology the species was hunted to extinction in all of England by the 1870s....
It's in his smell
Octopus Squeezes Into Tiny Box To Feed
Mayor rescues dog that didn't need rescuing
Horses tamed earlier than thought
Is the ugliest cat uglier than the ugliest dogs?
Iowans say pig-odor study passes the smell test
Good thing the funding for the pig smell study has been well spread out, it would have been a mistake if one scientist had hogged the whole $1.7 million funding.
ED: Oh come on Oliver this is getting boar-ing