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Weird pairing

All I want to know is…who instigated this unholy coupling? Was it the dolphin getting kinky? Was it the octopus feeling amorous? Or was it possibly a mutually agreed-upon exploration of new sexual frontiers?

Comments

  1. Rev. BigDumbChimp says

    That was no accident. The octopus did it on porpoise.

    GROOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAN

  2. Synfandel says

    You see? This is what happens when we allow gay and lesbian couples to marry!

  3. dfarmer1584 says

    Any port in a storm. Not a bad place to attempt shelter from a hungry dolphin.”Up yours! You murderous mammal.” literally.

  4. baal says

    I’ve heard that male dolphin sexuality is kind of like male human teen agers. If it moves….

  5. trinebm says

    That dolphin looks approximately like any horse that wants to get rid of an annoying passenger/rider/saddle. It’s an impressive buck.

  6. 'Tis Himself says

    For all we know, the octopus is merely using the dolphin as transportation.

  7. ChasCPeterson says

    No evidence here of anything but a consensual beak-and-radula job. Stop shaming our marine brethren!

  8. Blondin says

    So are octopus sort of like the gerbils of the sea?

    Better them than sea urchins, I guess.

  9. Evader, the parasite-infested branch on the evolutionary tree says

    Imagine the offspring they’d have, if they could.

    2 of the 3 smartest creatures on earth right there.

  10. carpenterman says

    Is this one of those Greek god things? You know, Zeus or Apollo (or one of that crowd) taking on animal form? ‘Cause those sons of bitches would screw *anything*.

  11. Agent Silversmith, Feathered Patella Association says

    Carpenterman, a friendly heads up: please avoid the word “bitch” in your future postings, as its usage is insulting to women.

  12. Cephas Borg says

    ShadowFin and Max the Gripper cared not for the conventions of their parents’ generation; they just looked forward to the end of the feeding patrol, when they could escape the glances, the bubble-mutterings, and the flipped fins, and explore their bodies together in gleeful exuberance… Awwww.

  13. anteprepro says

    Cthulhu’s genitals were stranger than anyone could have imagined. The non-Euclidean horror!

  14. sc_3e62dc577db199efd9513ac1518a0ade says

    I have to assume a octophin will result, hence simultaneously giving the creationists the proof they need for Evolution and conclusively disproving it in a two for one display of insanity.

  15. bbgunn says

    Does the octopus get a big, shiny belt buckle for staying on the full eight seconds?

  16. says

    As soon as I saw this I clicked to Pharyngula to see if PZ had already saw it. There is no doubt, the internet octopi are PZ’s personal domain.

  17. carbonbasedlifeform says

    It’s quite obvious that the octopus has bitten off more than it can chew.