posted on Jul, 17 2012 @ 09:11 AM
Originally posted by detachedindividual
reply to post by Human_Alien
First, I would say don't worry about feeling as though the planet is strange to you. There are many reasons why all these little things are
1. We are more connected now than ever before, what would have been a local legend fifty years ago spreads around the world within hours. Strange
things have always happened, there was just never such a big audience before.
2. There is no doubt that environmental changes are altering things, but this is evolution - whether we are responsible or not. These could have
arrived on an altered current from a spawning site for a species we haven't really seen that much of before.
3. Interest in a story drives the corporate media. They lie all the time, the exaggerate, they fabricate and they obscure the truth, all for ratings
and profit. Notice she said "no one we spoke to knew what they were"? Perhaps they deliberately only spoke to the pool cleaners or security and
decided not to go and talk to the 80 year old professor of biology because they feared he'd destroy the mystery?
It's an interesting story, and being an aquatics hobbyist I would be setting up a tank to see if I could raise a few of these to adulthood too. I
would love to see what they turn out to be.
And of course, we should remember that you can find a new species in your own garden if you study a single square foot for a few weeks or months. The
oceans are nowhere near as explored as land, which means there are potentially millions of unknown species out there waiting to be discovered.
Very astute observation and you may be correct. The problem is, we have nothing to gauge these events to. Our 6-billion+ year history pretty much
vanished and we have a bunch of people in white smocks, guessing.
So maybe, like you said, these are common events and the news just didn't reach us back then. But then again..... maybe
it's not common at
all. Maybe something huge is happening to our planet.
See?.....this can go to two extremes.