student's turtle project takes dark twist

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  1. Luddly Neddite
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    College student's turtle project takes dark twist - Yahoo! News

    We often stop to (safely!) move turtles of the road and have taken about a gazillion to our vet. Killing such a defenseless and benign creature sure as hell would not make me feel "dominant". Indeed, it would make me feel just the opposite.

    Many years ago, when I still fished, I saw a fisherman hook a turtle, cut off his head and throw the body back in the water.

    While living in Tucson, I remember seeing a pickup swerve to the other lane in order to hit a family of tiny quail chicks and their parents.
    [ame=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ef6Ggl1-MAw]Gambel's Quail chicks emerge from their nest - YouTube[/ame]

    What do others think about this?
     
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    7 out of 265 isnt a large number.

    It is an interesting study, but there are two issues one must deal with.

    1st: Crappy drivers who may appear to be aiming at the turtle, but may have been trying to avoid it (they just suck at driving).

    2nd: For a more realistic approach he should have had the turtle moving across the road at a set interval.

    The last issue has nothing to do with the results, and more to do with the fact that his test might have caused an accident due to someone trying to swerve out of the way.
     
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    Turtles in the road are dangerous. They need to be eradicated. My car is my protection from this evil. DON'T TAKE AWAY MY RIGHT TO PROTECT MYSELF FROM THIS REPTILIAN MENACE!

    And people wonder what the real problem is .........................

    I'll keep saying this until it sinks in. When the hell did everyone get so damned violent and angry?

    When did life become so meaningless?
     
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    The observation was less about the turtles and more about the people. My obervation was about possible issues with the study from a scientific perspective.

    Again, 7 out of 265, even assuming malice on the part of the drivers and not crappy driving, is only 2.6% of the sample.

    Around 3.1% of the US adult population is currently either incarcerated, on parole, or on probation, so the number of people who (may) want to smush turtles lines up well with the criminal element in society.
     
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    Yeah Luddite, Humans are just terrible aren't they? Gov't should just imprison them all right?

    You need help Luddite because everyone of your posts just drip with negativity, depression and gloom and doom. Go see a shrink or go to AA or NA for whatever your problem is.

    The last time I saw a mass turtle migration was in Missouri. There were so many that you couldn't help but run them over. Sad? yes, Hatred for humanity? No. See because SMART people know that GOD makes untold thousands of Turtles because they know such things will happen and can't be helped.
     
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    Yeah people are sick bastards. I one time saw a turtle in the middle of the road. i pulled off to the side of the road, got out and hurried to the turtle but before I got there another car came by and swerved to hit the turtle and killed it right in front of me. I didn't notice the car coming and was not expecting someone to do that so by the time my surprise and shock wore off, it was too late for me to get his license plate number. Sick fucker.
     
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    I'd be in favor or running 'em over if they're assault turtles. Save us the trouble of banning them.
     
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    What about Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles?
     
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    If a turtle is out of it's shell, is it homeless or is it naked?
     
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