Damn Animal Planet to Hell...

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  1. flacaltenn
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    Just wasted 3 hours of my holiday weekend. TWO watching "Mermaids, the body discovered" and ONE trying to find out what parts of it were true.

    Turns out, the creator of this farce is a serial offender having done a similiar mockumentary on Dragons.

    But if like ME -- you missed the opening credits or ditched the closing credits, you'd come away with the perception that the US Govt tried to suppress hard evidence of sea mammal species closer to man than anything found in the fossil record. And come away with the impression that Mermaids are swimming on whale migration routes today..

    I'm at a limit for folks abusing science and facts. You have the History Channel fixated on Aliens and Hitler. And now Animal Planet has to vetted for truth and accuracy.. Holy Cow man -- we are doomed.. Not only are we BECOMING Idiocracy -- I think I can smell the Brawndo...

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    It is called 'lowest common denominator'.

    A shame we have come to a point that we depend on pop TV to educate our populace on science, isnt it?
     
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    You could have saved a lot of time by asking me, I would have told you that mermaids do not now, nor have they ever existed. There is zero evidence for them in the fossil record, and there are no mermaids have ever swam along the migration route of whales.

    Just an FYI, you can skip the Animal Planet shows on Bigfoot, the Snakeman of Appalachia, Lost Tapes and The Haunted. I haven't watched any of these shows but I know they are all crap.
     
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    Are yall tryin ta tell me that there aren't any and never have been any Dragons?




    say it isn't so...
     
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    I would never tell you that. I would, however, advise you not to buy any dragon teeth anyone is selling on E-Bay.
     
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    They call it the "idiot box" or "boob tube" for a reason.
    Hint: The boobs and idiots aren't inside it. They're staring at it looking for a surprise.
     
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    He might object.
     
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    It was a brazen hoax -- including phoney websites alledgely shut down by DHS.. I guess there's no more reputation to protect, nor do they see a need to pretend they have any allegiance to science or education..

    Quantum Windbag:
    I can TELL those shows are crap.. But I tuned into this having missed the disclaimer and never suspected SyFy quality fiction on Animal Planet. Guess that teaches me I shouldn't be fishing for science news in a sewage outflow....
     
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    You should have switched to the History Channel and watched Ancient Aliens
     
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    I remember when History channel talked about history not ice road truckers and pawn shops.
     

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