Re: Great White spotted near Key West
Once again, anyone who does not agree with the slowBS'er has a sketchy background and reputation, how many times are you going to try to fly that BS? What I continually notice about the slowBS'er is that he thinks he is the only person on the earth with an opinion worth listening to, and only those who agree with him are found to be credible. Of course he is full of it, and he is slow, so we take pity on the mentally ill and mentally challenged and give him a pass on some things.
He is a source of some mild entertainment with his constant boasting about his credentials and abilities, too bad he is wrong about so much, so often.
He is just really a pitiful guy.
YOU were the one who first waved his credentials around in our exchanges, I just responded in kind. Can I help it if your BS from an unaccredited bible college didn't stack up?
As for this thread, I was asked about the source of my information about sharks, and I simply responded that I'm a marine biologist. I've taught marine-related courses for more than two decades now. One of the first things one finds when teaching such courses, particularly introductory and survey courses, is that most of the students sign-up because they want to know about marine mammals, sharks, and turtles -- they just tolerate most of the rest of the material (why they don't sign-up to hear my scintillating hydrogen bonding lectures is beyond me
). So, I include in my mammal/shark/turtle lectures neat little facts that help grab the students' attention (e.g., how dangerous, or not-so-dangerous, sharks really are). One of the tidbits students always want to know is, "Just what is the most dangerous shark?" And every time put that particular lecture together, I update the numbers with info from various sources (such as HERE
). But, I always use the caveat that identifying a shark during an attack is a difficult task, at best, and that many attacks are undoubtedly misattributed to White Sharks simply because of their (well-deserved) reputation. That said, given the rather large margin between White Sharks and the next two species with the most attributed attack it's a bit difficult to believe that their "#1 ranking" is in much danger.
Finally, as for Halstead, read the link I supplied (and it is the same Bruce W. Halstead), then tell me how his scholarship isn't "sketchy" (at best). OR, you can just stay true to form and call me more names...your choice.
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