Tuesday, 29 April 2008

Everything you need to know about slugs ...

... courtesy of Conservapedia


Slugs vary in size but range from 1 inch in length to 2 ft (several recent discoveries of Amazon species have reportedly been as large as 2ft), slugs have antlers or "antenna" which are their sensory organs, but are essentially blind, and non-sentient beings, incapable of any intelligent thought or reasoning. Slugs range in color from being white to illumines, which has lead to scientific research for the possible usages of this to be applied in animal farming of beef.

Social Order

Slugs have no social order as they lack the intellect and cogitative ability, but are very territorial and engulf non-native-species or "unfamiliar species" of slug in a gelatinise secretion, which can suffocate any non-native-species invading a dominate slugs territory.

Female slugs are referred to as slugi and the males referred to as bucks, pregnancy of the slugs last forty days and after this time the "Slugi" deposits several thousand eggs in a dark moist area, away from direct sunlight and predators.

Consistent with their view that the fossil record as a whole does not support the evolutionary position, creationists state that there is a lack of transitional fossils showing an evolutionary origin of slugs:

The gastropod family is alleged to have evolved from either the mollusc.... However, there are no fossils of animals which appear to be intermediate between mollusc and slugs. If modern slugs really did come from it, all this shows is the same as we see happening today, namely that slugs come from slugs.

According to the origins theory model used by young earth creation scientists, modern slugs are the descendants of the two founding members of the modern Slug that were taken aboard Noah's Ark prior to the Great Flood. It has not yet been determined by baraminologists whether slugs form a holobaramin or if all these species are in fact apobaraminic or polybaraminic.

After the Flood, these two slugs bred from the Ark passengers migrated across the global and into the sea. There is debate whether this migration happened over land with lower sea levels during the post-flood ice age, or before the supercontinent of Pangea broke apart. The idea that God simply generated slugs into existence there is considered by most creation researchers to be contra-Biblical.



HA, HA, HA...

Snail said...

Admit it ... you want to see a 2ft long antlered slug as well!

Dave Coulter said...

I love Conservapedia. I had forgotten about those crazy kids!
Did they mention that dinosaurs were on the ark too?

Christopher Taylor said...

A two-foot antlered slug that engulfs its competitors! As for slugs having no social order, they are obviously unaware of Maurice Gee's scholarly treatise Under the Mountain, which is every bit as scientifically respectable as this article.

The bit about "female slugs are called Slugi" is the part that finally made me break down giggling.

Snail said...

It's Poe's Law in action, isn't it? I keep thinking this has to be a joke, but, yanno, I don't think it is.

Anonymous said...

What a wonderful piece of work to give students to consider!

Christopher Taylor said...

I just came across this again, and it's still bloody funny.

Is it the two-foot slugs that are to be used in producing luminescent beef?

Snail said...

Oh it's 'luminous'! I couldn't work that one out.

Or it could be that the antlered ones are being investigated as an alternative to venison.

Anonymous said...

Good grief!
Slugs are descneded from snails, proven fact, and there are many examples of the intermediate stages alive today, with some species of snails having such miniscule shells that they look like slugs.
Slugs are NOT either male or female but both. They are hermaphrodites, as are snails, with just a few exceptions.
Shocking that such articles as these can be contributed as if it is fact!!

Anonymous said...

Yes they are neither female or male. Can you imagine this organism attracting a mate ever?

toby said...

Can slugs be pellated and dried?