We know a lot about the sexy bits of male cephalopods — ask about hectocotyl arms and spermatophores sometime — but would you be surprised to learn that we don’t know much at all about squid ladybits? Of course you wouldn’t.



  1. […] Source: Friday Cephalopod: The ladies are such mysteries [Pharyngula] […]

  2. #2 Richard Dawkins
    August 10, 2014

    PZ, you hate and bear hostility toward the true God, whose existence has been proven beyond a shadow of a doubt and whose holy precepts you abhor (since you’re of the devil)’s seed. You don’t really think random mutations can produce functioning creatures, do you? Not to mention the fact that abiogenesis was already debunked ages ago. That means the only answer is God but YOU SIMPLY REFUSE TO ADMIT THE TRUTH as you’re an evil lying atheist. The game is up. You lose.

    “There are only two possibilities as to how life arose. One is spontaneous generation arising to evolution; the other is a supernatural creative act of God. There is no third possibility. Spontaneous generation, that life arose from non-living matter was scientifically disproved 120 years ago by Louis Pasteur and others. That leaves us with the only possible conclusion that life arose as a supernatural creative act of God. I will not accept that philosophically because I do not want to believe in God. Therefore, I choose to believe in that which I know is scientifically impossible; spontaneous generation arising to evolution.”
    — George Wald, Nobel Prize Winner

  3. #3 God Almighty
    August 10, 2014

    There was a bit more that Wald wrote:

    “ Time is in fact the hero of the plot … . Given so much time, the ‘impossible’ becomes possible, the possible probable, and the probable virtually certain. One has only to wait; time itself performs the miracles.”

  4. #4 Richard Dawkins
    August 11, 2014

    On the contrary, time is the worst enemy of the atheist/evolutionist. BWAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAH!

    Time No Friend Of Evolution

    Time Is The Hero

  5. #5 Tim H.
    August 14, 2014

    So, squid sex reminds you of divine creation? That’s a metaphor that hadn’t occurred to me…

  6. #6 UW
    August 15, 2014

    @Richard D: “Proven beyond a shadow of a doubt”: Missed that proof myself, or were you referring to Pasteur?

  7. #7 Richard Dawkins
    August 17, 2014

    UW, haven’t you heard of the Bible, you dribbling dunce? It expoundeth all things, particularly unto lackwits like yourself.

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