Canadian IDiot Denyse O'Leary is, well, an idiot. PZ says so.
Smackdown by proxy. Saves time.
DEAR PHARYNGULOIDS: Sorry, nothing really original here today. Pop back in a day or two, I'll see what I can do.
AFTERSNARK: Perhaps the funniest part of Denyse's dumbassitude is her re-interpretation of evolutionary biology as applied to the (allegedly) static octopus:
As a handy guide for the lay reader: In a great many cases, "new finds help us understand the way these animals evolved" is jargon for "new finds demonstrate that these animals didn't really evolve. They strutted around on the stage of life in a more or less consistent form and then disappeared."
We still await the science theory that sheds light on this, and it isn't Darwin's.
Quite so, Denyse -- because what we might have here are two total mysteries:
- Things might not evolve for a while.
- Things might just up and disappear.
Yeah, I'm sure Darwin never considered either of those possibilities.
Lord, what a screeching twit.