Moggy wrote:Lol for the first time in this thread I was being serious. I was always led to believe that sharks were a type of fish.
In that case, I refer you to this post.
Scotticus Erroticus wrote:Mammals came out from the sea, in fact all life did. Perhaps this shark is just showing a bit of the behaviour that eventually led to all sea-life moving from the water to the land? It's a perfectly point to make.
First off, I'd like to take the scientific high road and point out that land-based vertebrae are descended from the class Actinopterygii, whose evolved forms encompass all tetrapods, whereas sharks are Selachimorpha from the Elasmobranchi class. Which encompasses none.
Skarjo wrote:You're suggesting that this shark coming up onto land is evidence of evolutionary spirit and 'against instinct' thinking that could, over time, build up into evolutionary biological change. However, that's not how our or any other previously sea-dwelling organisms transition to land proceeded, is also not how evolution works at a base level and that this is nothing more than evidence of a really ******* stupid shark who was undoubtedly ridiculed by all his shark friends in the shark pub drinking shark beer that night.
Why? He's now an internet celebrity. All his shark friends will be in awe of appearance on the bbc website and would have been flocking (if sharks do indeed flock, maybe swarming) to buy him shark beer. Bet he's got a hell of a hangover this morning.
I know that bumping old threads is frowned on but I was thinking of this thread earlier, searched it out and thought I would share the genius of it with anybody that missed it the first time. One of my favourite threads ever.