Why I Love Scientists: Kraken Kraziness Edition


This exchange happened recently on Twitter, retweeted by Brian Switek, and exemplifies why geologists and paleontologists generally get along. I present it to you in its full glory: scientists making fun of the kraken story. Enjoy!

 

Encouraged by recent media attention given to the #Kraken "study," I am now working on "Pegasus landing traces" study for next year's GSA.
@Ichnologist
Anthony (Tony)Martin
Moreover, the "Pegasus landing traces" precede Hyracotherium in the fossil record, which proves that horses are secondarily flightless.
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Anthony (Tony)Martin
@ It's amazing what tracks can tell us! Our footprint collection has what looks like baby Pegasus tracks. Social behavior?
@andyfarke
Andrew A. Farke
@ @ @ When you all find the flying trilobite nests, I will laugh maniacally.
@flyingtrilobite
Glendon Mellow
@ @ Agreed, and we need at least 3-4 talks about how all of those "theropod feathers" in China are actually equine.
@Ichnologist
Anthony (Tony)Martin
@ @ It's all so obvious, isn't it? Nature News, here we come!
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Anthony (Tony)Martin
@ @ Nature News. . .heck, we're going for Nature! With feathers, it can't fail.
@andyfarke
Andrew A. Farke

 

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