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#1    Homer

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Posted 05 April 2002 - 07:21 PM

We have just recently discussed the newly discovered Giant Squid and even more recent Giant Octopus, but it appears in Southern California scientists have discovered at least a half-dozen new insect species, among them the largest bug ever found in the region. For more information CLICK HERE

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Posted 05 April 2002 - 07:53 PM

Thanks Homer, :)

Thats one ugly looking bug! :s9

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Posted 05 April 2002 - 08:07 PM

What I don't understand is how did they overlook the largest bug in the region?

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Posted 05 April 2002 - 08:30 PM

              Go ahead Tommy!   :D
               I love a challenge!   :sk
               Now I'd better read the article!!   ;D

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Posted 05 April 2002 - 09:06 PM

             A  silk-spinning cricket?  I just can't see it!  I thought crickets were the dinner the spiders packed away!  Ah,  the tables are turned!!  :s02

             Oh,  and I never knew coyotes ate bugs!
             
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         (at least I'm still in the race,  right Tommy?) :s04

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Posted 05 April 2002 - 11:06 PM

*hides behind homer*
Sh*t, i hate bugs




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Posted 05 April 2002 - 11:25 PM

[blue]I guess if they missed a few new species in California, it speaks volumes about the chances of overlooking Bigfoot in the Pacific Northwest....
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Posted 05 April 2002 - 11:36 PM

Bigfoots are cool 8)

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Posted 05 April 2002 - 11:40 PM

[blue]...that's "Bigfeet" to you...[/blue] :sg


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Posted 05 April 2002 - 11:53 PM

Oops! I meant Bigfeet.

Bigfeets are cool 8)

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Posted 06 April 2002 - 12:53 AM

You're on KC!  :s04

But a race would imply that it finishes somewhere... :s6

But anywhoo, back to the thread:  "The newly identified insects, still unnamed scientifically..."  might I propose the name 'the ugliest bug in the world'  :sr  I can't even tell which end his head is it!  :s2

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Posted 06 April 2002 - 12:59 AM

Too busy running away to note which way that bugger was facing!

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Posted 06 April 2002 - 01:27 AM

Tommy,
You said you can't tell which end the bugs head is at, unfortunately I've been told the same thing about me :s2

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Posted 06 April 2002 - 01:47 AM

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Posted 06 April 2002 - 07:49 AM

   Although they rate it as a 'discovery', I think the meaning is related more to an exact scientific classification, rather than the species never having been physically 'seen' or encountered before. There is an enormous difference between reclassifying types of insects previously thought to be inclusive of a known 'group,' and discovering something entirely unknown.  This is from the article;

"Previously, scientists believed all Jerusalem crickets in California represented a single species.""You suddenly have a lot of things that everyone thought was the same thing," said Fisher...

 I would guess the thinking was a cricket is a cricket until this detailed, thorough study. There are millions of insects, it will be awhile before they have them all sorted, in my opinion. I don't think this case lends itself well to the supposition that this 'discovery' makes the existence of 'bigfoot' any more plausible, however.  Its pretty difficult to overlook a seven foot tall, 500 pound, hairy, smelly 'beast', even given the vastness of the Pacific Northwest. Some of the area may have been remote and inaccessible 30 or 40 years ago, but I really don't think those deterrents apply that much anymore. The creature loses more and more 'mystique' every year as we encroach into its territory and fail to find any concrete evidence of its viability. Still, its our 'Loch Ness Monster', and there will always be those who believe.

Magikman  :sg

* - Just to tease you a bit, this is one of the latest photo's thought to be of a bigfoot (taken in Oregon);

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