Tuesday, May 19, 2009

More of Them Out There Than You Think

Leatherback Sea Turtles, I mean. So many, in fact, that it turns out they aren't all that endangered as a species, after all.

How did it happen? Same way it always happens: scientists draw conclusions from insufficient data:

Scientist: Leatherback Sea Turtles are endangered.

Man: They are?

Scientist: Yes. We counted them. They're endangered.

Man: What about that bunch over there, then? Did you count them?

Scientist: What bun...oh, crap.

Man: And you went to college for HOW many years?

Scientist: Put a sock in it, would you?

They Missed Me Because I'm Covered In Sand!


cbullitt said...

Dammit Bob, now I'm going to have to change all my "Roast Polar Bear, brushed with a Harp Seal glaze and served with Leatherback butter" Global Warming snark.
Right now, nothing as tasty sounding is coming to mind--and I'm blaming you.

TOTWTYTR said...

See my comments about the Komodo Dragon. Same thing at work here.