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Here we go again! Who is cooler, Echinoderms or Molluscs? You decide for yourself, but I have decided a long time ago:
How could you?
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?)
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…
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.
damn bora, I just realized you made my stance ironic since I just posted a sea cucumber post!! I hate you!
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.
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.
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.
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