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Rare 'faceless and brainless' fish seen off UK coast
MSNBC ^ | 12-29-11

Posted on 12/29/2011 2:48:47 PM PST by DeoVindiceSicSemperTyrannis

A rare species of fish described as “faceless and brainless” was among the unusual finds made by marine scientists off Britain’s coast, according to a Scottish government report published on Thursday.

The prehistoric amphioxus species, which grows to about two inches long and has no fins, was recorded off Orkney, part of the Northern Isles that lie off the far northern coast of mainland Scotland.

-------------------------------------------------------------------------------- The elusive fish is regarded as a modern representative of the first animals that evolved a backbone, the Scottish government said.

With a nerve cord down its back, it has no specific brain or face. According to The Scotsman newspaper, it has a translucent, fish-like body but has no true skeleton.

(Excerpt) Read more at worldnews.msnbc.msn.com ...


TOPICS: Miscellaneous
KEYWORDS: amphioxus; godsgravesglyphs; scotland; scotlandyet

1 posted on 12/29/2011 2:48:50 PM PST by DeoVindiceSicSemperTyrannis
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To: DeoVindiceSicSemperTyrannis

if he can poop on a police car, he could be on the next cover of Time’s ‘person of the year’.


2 posted on 12/29/2011 2:51:17 PM PST by WOBBLY BOB (Congress: Looting the future to bribe the present.)
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To: DeoVindiceSicSemperTyrannis

Liberals have found their fish god.


3 posted on 12/29/2011 2:52:06 PM PST by Recon Dad (Gas & Petroleum Junkie)
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To: DeoVindiceSicSemperTyrannis

Gotta be a Democrat. For one thing, it’s brainless, for another, unlike the Republicans, it’s well on the way to evolving a spine.


4 posted on 12/29/2011 2:53:17 PM PST by Billthedrill
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To: DeoVindiceSicSemperTyrannis

From the genus Liberalas Democraticus?


5 posted on 12/29/2011 2:54:12 PM PST by Brytani (Liberals - destroying America since 1776)
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To: DeoVindiceSicSemperTyrannis

Faceless, brainless and has no spine.

Perfect candidate for chairman of the GOP.


6 posted on 12/29/2011 2:54:24 PM PST by SargeK
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To: DeoVindiceSicSemperTyrannis

Pelosi


7 posted on 12/29/2011 2:55:03 PM PST by Doogle (((USAF.68-73..8th TFW Ubon Thailand..never store a threat you should have eliminated)))
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To: Doogle

8 posted on 12/29/2011 3:00:55 PM PST by Doogle (((USAF.68-73..8th TFW Ubon Thailand..never store a threat you should have eliminated)))
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To: Doogle

No, only if it had hairs - Pelosi means hairy in Italian.


9 posted on 12/29/2011 3:02:34 PM PST by aquila48
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To: Brytani

So this is where Britain’s LibDems came from as well, then?


10 posted on 12/29/2011 3:04:39 PM PST by Olog-hai
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To: DeoVindiceSicSemperTyrannis

The Pearl fish, which eats by sucking from the anus of a sea cucmber, was the winner in THE WHAT KIND OF FISH WOULD BILL MAHER BE? CONTEST. This fish was a strong second.


11 posted on 12/29/2011 3:05:17 PM PST by blueunicorn6 ("A crack shot and a good dancer")
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To: Doogle

12 posted on 12/29/2011 3:05:20 PM PST by coloradan (The US has become a banana republic, except without the bananas - or the republic.)
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I’ll get the beer-batter ready!


13 posted on 12/29/2011 3:06:04 PM PST by Rio (DNRC)
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To: Doogle

“Hello. The earth is warming. Newt agrees. Therefore, gimme your money!”


14 posted on 12/29/2011 3:06:57 PM PST by BradyLS (DO NOT FEED THE BEARS!)
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To: DeoVindiceSicSemperTyrannis

Ah! - Finally a “progressive” fish has “evolved.”

.


15 posted on 12/29/2011 3:08:04 PM PST by editor-surveyor (No Federal Sales Tax - No Way!)
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To: coloradan

you got it


16 posted on 12/29/2011 3:08:31 PM PST by Doogle (((USAF.68-73..8th TFW Ubon Thailand..never store a threat you should have eliminated)))
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To: Brytani

To be sure!


17 posted on 12/29/2011 3:10:04 PM PST by DeoVindiceSicSemperTyrannis
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To: Doogle

Yep that was the first one we’ve come across.


18 posted on 12/29/2011 3:16:05 PM PST by TribalPrincess2U (NOT VOTING gets 0bamao re-elected.)
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To: DeoVindiceSicSemperTyrannis
According to modern science ...

"About a thousand genes are shared by every organism, however simple or complicated. Although their common ancestor must have lived more than a billion years ago, their shared structure can still be glimpsed. It shows how the grand plan of life has bee modified through the course of evolution."

Steve Jones, "Darwin's Ghost," page 284.

19 posted on 12/29/2011 3:20:44 PM PST by OldNavyVet
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To: DeoVindiceSicSemperTyrannis
According to modern science ...

"About a thousand genes are shared by every organism, however simple or complicated. Although their common ancestor must have lived more than a billion years ago, their shared structure can still be glimpsed. It shows how the grand plan of life has been modified through the course of evolution."

Steve Jones, "Darwin's Ghost," page 284.

20 posted on 12/29/2011 3:21:22 PM PST by OldNavyVet
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To: DeoVindiceSicSemperTyrannis

No fins either? Well, everyone has their limitations.


21 posted on 12/29/2011 3:30:11 PM PST by TigersEye (Life is about choices. Your choices. Make good ones.)
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To: OldNavyVet
the grand plan of life

I always find it amusing that even evolutionists cannot avoid using the language of creation. Can't have a plan without a Planner, after all. It's simply not possible.

22 posted on 12/29/2011 3:33:06 PM PST by EternalVigilance
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To: DeoVindiceSicSemperTyrannis

Ick...er, I mean ichthys!!! You don’t want to find that in your nut-and-honey breakfast cereal!


23 posted on 12/29/2011 3:57:09 PM PST by Lady Lucky
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To: WOBBLY BOB; SunkenCiv; decimon; Darksheare

Ping?


24 posted on 12/29/2011 4:24:29 PM PST by Silentgypsy (If this creature is not stopped it could make its way to Novosibirsk!)
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To: Silentgypsy

Thanks.

“faceless and brainless” - That’s half of the internet.


25 posted on 12/29/2011 4:32:21 PM PST by decimon
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To: DeoVindiceSicSemperTyrannis

Looks like a typical Congressman except for the backbone.


26 posted on 12/29/2011 4:35:52 PM PST by MIchaelTArchangel (Obama means crooked.)
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To: Olog-hai

Could be, could be.


27 posted on 12/29/2011 4:42:21 PM PST by Brytani (Liberals - destroying America since 1776)
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To: Silentgypsy; WOBBLY BOB; SunkenCiv; decimon

They spotted Bawny Fwank?
Or was it Nancy Pelosi without her “Face in a Jar?


28 posted on 12/29/2011 4:59:25 PM PST by Darksheare (You will never defeat Bok Choy!)
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To: OldNavyVet
That's great. What's the survival value of no face, no brain, barely a spine?

...outside of Congress?

If a brain and a face are survival advantage (as are fins), why hasn't its niche been crowded out? The sea isn't THAT inhomogeneous on the scale of this fish's stomping grounds, is it?

Cheers!

29 posted on 12/29/2011 8:24:10 PM PST by grey_whiskers (The opinions are solely those of the author and are subject to change without notice.)
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To: DeoVindiceSicSemperTyrannis
>>among the unusual finds made by marine scientists off Britain’s coast<<

And I thought the Hussein Obamas were vacationing in Hawaii?


30 posted on 12/29/2011 8:47:19 PM PST by Daffynition (*Pray for whatever passes for America these days* Amen. ~ ScottinVA)
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To: Silentgypsy; Darksheare; StayAt HomeMother; Ernest_at_the_Beach; decimon; 1010RD; 21twelve; ...

 GGG managers are SunkenCiv, StayAt HomeMother & Ernest_at_the_Beach
Thanks Silentgypsy & Darksheare.
Thanks .
prehistoric amphioxus species
You've talked me into it. :')

To all -- please ping me to other topics which are appropriate for the GGG list.


31 posted on 12/30/2011 1:32:07 AM PST by SunkenCiv (Merry Christmas, Happy New Year! May 2013 be even Happier!)
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To: aquila48; Doogle

Why does dame Pelosi wear beads?

So she’ll know how far down to stop shaving


32 posted on 12/30/2011 4:48:33 AM PST by bert (K.E. N.P. +12 ..... Crucifixion is coming)
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To: DeoVindiceSicSemperTyrannis

Possible reference for elucidation

The Burgess Shale Formation, located in the Canadian Rockies of British Columbia, is one of the world’s most celebrated fossil fields,[2] and the best of its kind.[3] It is famous for the exceptional preservation of the soft parts of its fossils. At 505 million years (Middle Cambrian) old[4] it is one of the earliest fossil beds containing the imprints of soft-parts.


33 posted on 12/30/2011 4:53:01 AM PST by bert (K.E. N.P. +12 ..... Crucifixion is coming)
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To: editor-surveyor
Ah! - Finally a “progressive” fish has “evolved.”

It can't be a republican ancestor. It has a spine.

34 posted on 12/30/2011 7:30:37 AM PST by null and void (Day 1074 of America's ObamaVacation from reality [Heroes aren't made, Frank, they're cornered...])
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To: DeoVindiceSicSemperTyrannis

Creepy. Seriously creepy. One of the few posts that might have been improved by not having pictures.


35 posted on 12/30/2011 2:39:42 PM PST by texanred
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To: texanred

“Creepy. Seriously creepy. One of the few posts that might have been improved by not having pictures.”

I assume you are talking about the Pelosi pic (heh, heh).


36 posted on 12/31/2011 12:23:26 AM PST by flaglady47 (When the gov't fears the people, liberty; When the people fear the gov't, tyranny.)
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