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The Invertebrate Wars!

Here we go again! Who is cooler, Echinoderms or Molluscs? You decide for yourself, but I have decided a long time ago:

Sea Cucumber
Sea Cucumber
Sea Cucumber
Sea Cucumber
Sea Cucumber
Sea Cucumber
Sea Cucumber
Sea Cucumber
Sea Cucumber
Sea Cucumber

Comments

  1. #1 Snail
    March 20, 2008

    *clutches pearls*

    How could you?

  2. #2 Karen
    March 20, 2008

    Echinoderms, of course. Blastoids are uber-cool, and there are some really fabulous fossil crinoids as well.

    (You aren’t limiting the argument to the tiny subset that are living species, are you?)

  3. #3 Coturnix
    March 20, 2008

    Nothing beats that phallic shape… ;-)
    Or the ability to repel swimmers by assuming the shape and color of human excrement.
    Brilliant. And yes, all echinoderms from all eras…

  4. #4 Cuttlefish
    March 21, 2008

    Hmph!

  5. #5 kevin z
    March 21, 2008

    Bora, you don’t know what you are getting yourself into. I’m sorry to see you take the wrong side in this one. Consider yourself warned, I may unleash the fury of the Venomous Cone Snail.

  6. #6 kevin z
    March 21, 2008

    damn bora, I just realized you made my stance ironic since I just posted a sea cucumber post!! I hate you!

  7. #7 Peter
    March 21, 2008

    It’s a little sad to see the invertebrates turn on each other.
    But this is good, … aristotle’s lantern vs the radula. Hmm, I’m on the fence.

  8. #8 Kristjan Wager
    March 23, 2008

    Is there anything a sea cucumber can’t do?

    BTW they taste absolutely dreadful – or at least, they have done so on those two occasions where I’ve got it served. Jellyfish, on the other hand, doesn’t taste of much.

  9. #9 bmljenny
    March 4, 2010

    Oh PLEASE. Those are our only two choices? Pffft. Give me some siliceous sponges anyday. They’re sponges and they’re made of GLASS. Show me a sea cucumber that makes fiberglass.

  10. #10 Coturnix
    March 4, 2010

    Ah, these are old wars. And they did later expand to a couple of other groups. Then we got badges sporting our choices to wear at ScienceOnline’09 after the wars.