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Marine counterparts of land creatures. The idea that there are specific marine counterparts to land creatures,[1] inherited from the writers on natural history in Antiquity, was firmly believed in Islam[2] and in Medieval Europe, and is exemplified by the creatures represented in the medieval animal encyclopedias called bestiaries and in the parallels drawn in the moralising attributes attached to each.

Marine counterparts of land creatures

"The creation was a mathematical diagram drawn in parallel lines," T.H. White said a propos the bestiary he translated. "Things did not only have a moral they often had physical counterparts in other strata. There was a horse in the land and a sea-horse in the sea. For that matter there was probably a Pegasus in heaven".[3] The idea of perfect analogies in the fauna of land and sea was considered part of the perfect symmetry[4] of the Creator's plan, offered as the "book of nature" to mankind, for which a text could be found in Job: "There are in the Sea, Fish of almost all the Figures of Land-Animals, and even of Birds.

Catlin Seaview Survey. The Catlin shallow reef team has been cruising through the Selebes Sea off North Sulawesi, Indonesia, after finishing up surveys in Bunaken National Park.

Catlin Seaview Survey

On our way to the terminal island of Sangihe, we made a special stop at Mahangetang Island to photograph the ‘underwater volcano’, also known as a seep, just offshore. Sitting on the Ring of Fire, the Indonesian Islands were largely formed by volcanoes and these tall, steep, verdant mountains jut from the ocean skyward. The same can be found underwater. Beneath the undulating waves, there is a bluer seascape of mountains and valleys of rocks, algae, and corals. Occasionally, as with the one we visited off Mahangetang, these pinnacles are geo-thermally active with bubbles streaming from the holes and crevices in the rock. Solvin Zankl photography. Magazine GEOinternational No. 04/2011, publishes Solvin’s story on the Chytridiomycosis Disease .

Solvin Zankl photography

The disease devastates amphibian populations around the world. (‘LEAPING INTO THE UNKNOWN: THE MYSTERY OF THE AMPHIBIAN EPIDEMIC’). The story is published in 15 international editions of the reportage magazine GEO: Brazil, Bulgaria, Croatia, Estonia, Finland, Greece, Hungary, India, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Romania, Russia, Spain, Turkey reaching over 10 million readers. GEO veröffentlicht in der Ausgabe 04/2011 Solvins Reportage über die Verbreitung des Chytridpilzes (Batrachochytrium dendrobatidis) , der weltweit für den Amphibienrückgang mitverantwortlich gemacht wird – (‘LEAPING INTO THE UNKNOWN: THE MYSTERY OF THE AMPHIBIAN EPIDEMIC’).

Gallery. Plankton Chronicles. TalkOrigins Archive: Exploring the Creation/Evolution Controversy. Life Before the Dinosaurs. The Impossible Voyage of Noah's Ark. Building the Ark Accommodating All Those Animals Leaving Some Things Behind Sizing Up the Load Gathering the Cargo Surviving the Flood Caring for the Cargo Disembarking Conclusion Bibliography Suppose you picked up the newspaper tomorrow morning and were startled to see headlines announcing the discovery of a large ship high on the snowy slopes of Mt.

The Impossible Voyage of Noah's Ark

Perhaps surprisingly, the answer is no. Building the Ark The requirements of the story. To make this point clear, let's start at the beginning of the biblical narrative and follow the story step by step. The ark is to be made out of gopher wood according to a plan that calls for the ark to be three hundred cubits long, fifty cubits wide, and thirty cubits tall (450x75x45 feet, according to most creationists. . - page 2 - Ancient shipbuilding. In the first place, the analogy with the Seven Wonders does not hold. . - page 3 - Not only was the ark without pedigree, it was without descendants also. The needs of the animals. Problems for the builders. - page 4 - The World's Most Unanswered Science Questions.

Www.newscientist.com/lastword A cool Q+A section - for all those 'small mysteries of everyday life'.

The World's Most Unanswered Science Questions

The site itself is very comprehensive too, with up to date science news and much more. www.sciencenet.org.uk Another Q+A site with thousands of questions and a neat search feature. This is also the site responsible for the free telephone service - 'Science Line'. www.madsci.org/submit.html Yet another brilliant site dedicated to answering all your questions about science. This one contains over 25,000 questions, a comprehensive search feature and a forum-style approach to the answers. www.newton.dep.anl.gov/archive.htm Thousands more questions answered under various topics and sub-topics & search feature. www.thenakedscientists.com Excellent site with various science articles, a forum and an online radio archive - featuring movies, pictures and audio for download.

Roko's basilisk. Roko's basilisk is a proposition that says an all-powerful artificial intelligence from the future may retroactively punish those who did not assist in bringing about its existence.

Roko's basilisk

It resembles a futurist version of Pascal's wager; an argument suggesting that people should take into account particular singularitarian ideas, or even donate money, by weighing up the prospect of punishment versus reward. Furthermore, the proposition says that merely knowing about it incurs the risk of punishment. It is also mixed with the ontological argument, to suggest this is even a reasonable threat. It is named after the member of the rationalist community LessWrong who described it (though he did not originate the underlying ideas).

Despite widespread incredulity,[2] this entire saga is about things that are actually believed by some groups of people. [edit] Summary [edit] The Basilisk Roko's Basilisk rests on a stack of several other propositions, some of dubious robustness. [edit] [edit] Background. Xkcd what if. Phenomena: Not Exactly Rocket Science. Meet the sailfish—a predator that combines teamwork, ninja-like stealth, record-breaking speed, chameleonic colour changes, and a weapon that looks like a sword, works like a sword, and is mounted on its face.

Phenomena: Not Exactly Rocket Science

It is surely one of the most spectacular hunters in the ocean. Thanks to a new study by Jens Krause, we now have a much better idea of its technique, and how it uses that distinctive pointed snout. Sailfish typically grow to around 3 metres in length and are among the fastest of fish, reaching speeds of up to 68 miles per hour (110 kilometres per hour). Like their relatives, the ... Scientific Illustration: Archive. BioDivLibrary's photosets on Flickr. The Echinoblog. Jakapi.