Laelaps


This has to be seen to be believed; the creationists behind Expelled are so threatened by PZ that he was threatened with arrest if he attempted to see the film, but Richard Dawkins made it in without a problem. I’m sure the internet will be a-buzz with whatever Dawkins has to say about the film when he eventually posts his thoughts (the news about what happened to PZ is already making the rounds), but I can’t imagine why the producer of Expelled singled out PZ. (Also of interest, “Nomad” has posted some thoughts on another recent screening of the film.)

And now for something completely different…

Humorous Pictures
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Comments

  1. #1 ERV
    March 20, 2008

    LOL! I saw that icanhascheezburger today, and it totally creeped me out. And then I went to the Wikipedia page, and I got REALLY creeped out.

    EEEEEEEEEWW!!

  2. #2 Rissa
    March 21, 2008

    Evolution and Doritos… I can has Colbert?

  3. #3 The Flying Trilobite
    March 21, 2008

    Hahaha….too…much…laughter

    First PZ’s killer news, and now this! Do you know how much inordinate trouble I had opening a bag of Doritos at lunch today?! This is like a Cambrian LOL horoscope or something.

    Stop it. Quit with the funnies. I can’t take any more…

  4. #4 Karen
    March 21, 2008

    Where are their eyes? I’ve seen lots of trilobite fossils in my Paleontology professor’s collection, and most of them have obvious eyes or places for eyes. Eyeless trilobites are like a nightmare version of a Paleo lab test…

  5. #5 octopod
    March 21, 2008

    AWWWWWWW! They’re so cute!

    (Karen, they aren’t all that closely related to trilobites — they’re actually crustaceans, in particular note the tail shape)

  6. #6 The Ridger
    March 21, 2008

    Karen – check out the wiki link in ERV’s comment and you’ll see their creepy, creepy eyes.

  7. #7 The Flying Trilobite
    March 21, 2008

    Ridger;
    Come on, how can calcium carbonate crystal compound eyes be creepy? They are a Dr. Seuss or Digital Cuttlefish poem waiting to happen.

    When I paint them, I tend to use gold or pearlescent dabs of paint. Shiny.

  8. #8 Monado, FCD
    March 22, 2008

    These aren’t trilobites, but a modern and rather distant relative called isopods. Phylogenetically, they are no closer to trilobites than are grasshoppers.

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