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  1. Crudely Wrott says

    You definitely have an eye for beauty, PZ.

    And a highly developed sense of self preservation, I’d note.

    No wonder Mary loves you so.

  2. JohnnieCanuck says

    So real angel wings evolved from snails’ feet. Makes more sense than those images that Christians conjured up.

    I mean, come on. An anthropomorphic creation that is a hexapod instead of a tetrapod? What were they thinking?

  3. tblade says

    Once again, the real world proves infinitely more fascinating and beautiful than supernatural mythology. What a thrill it would be to see one of these in person.

  4. says

    @JonnieC

    An anthropomorphic creation that is a hexapod instead of a tetrapod

    Worse than that, aren’t they described somewhere (Isaiah 6:1–3) as decapods!
    (six wings, a couple of arms and a leg or so)
    Why, they could almost be cephalopods. PZ take note!!

  5. CompulsoryAccount7746 says

    Fiery… check.
    Flying… check.
    Serpent… erm, tubish and wriggly, close enough. (Hey, bats get to be birds)

  6. Sir Shplane, Grand Mixmaster, Knight of the Turntable says

    So you’re saying that angelfish are imaginary?

  7. gravityisjustatheory says

    richardelguru says:
    31 January 2012 at 6:18 am

    @JonnieC

    An anthropomorphic creation that is a hexapod instead of a tetrapod

    Worse than that, aren’t they described somewhere (Isaiah 6:1–3) as decapods!
    (six wings, a couple of arms and a leg or so)
    Why, they could almost be cephalopods. PZ take note!!

    Clearly they must belong to the same class or phylum as the Hindu deities, and have just evolved several of their arms into wings.

    In any case, the critter in the pic is clearly a Vorlon without it’s encounter suit.

  8. endosymbiotic says

    PZ guess how these ‘angels’ eat? Through the top of their heads! my friend in Japan sent me this footage of when this creature was featured on Japanese TV:

  9. thunderbird5 says

    I vividly remember the first time I “saw” these – on David Attenborough’s superb “Life on Earth” series (on the telly, 1979). The family just sat in stunned silence. We couldn’t quite believe that something so beautiful existed and that someone had been able to film it and that we were able to see it.