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EvilYeti wrote:
robinson wrote: So while landlubbers, "scientist", were busy dismissing the very idea that rouge waves could exist, Captains and people who actually go out on the high seas were well aware of the reality, the dangers, as were ship builders.

One more reason "scientist" are considered full of shit by people who live in the real world.
I don't believe any scientists have dismissed the idea that rogue waves could exist. If you have evidence to the contrary, please present it.

You sound like those guys that claim scientists are 'teh stoopid' because one guy said the earth might be in a cooling trend in the 70's.

Scientists, as a group, understand the natural world better than anyone else. Even those that spend a lifetime observing it first-hand, as they are limited by their own biases and frail human perceptions.
So, ok, let's take all the sea captains' words at face value.

Now, where are the mermaids, sea monsters, floating islands, etc?

Anecdotes may often have some grain of truth. They may also involve nothing but perceptual error.
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jj wrote: Now, where are the mermaids, sea monsters, floating islands, etc?
Arrr, be you callin' me a liar, whitebeard?
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EvilYeti wrote:
jj wrote: Now, where are the mermaids, sea monsters, floating islands, etc?
Arrr, be you callin' me a liar, whitebeard?
Aye, matey, ye be decieved. Not deciever, but decieved. :p
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robinson wrote:YouTube has multiple videos of Freak Waves hitting ships, even one of an offshore break.


Cruise ship nailed


Crab ship nailed


100 foot (?) monster captured by surfers


My favorite, clip stops when water smashes through the bridge windows

There are more. Some argue that they are not Freak waves, just big waves.

Considering that until 1995 "scientist" refused to believe in Freak waves at all, I don't listen to skeptics when they dismiss stuff they know nothing about.

Thousands of years of actual sailors, you know, people who actually sailed around on the ocean, for thousands of years they told about freak waves, and the terrible losses from them. Scientist refused to believe. They didn't just dismiss the entire history of eye witness accounts of them, they refused to believe it could even happen. It was a myth.

Last night I showed the clip of the cruise ship getting nailed, and was told that it wasn't a freak wave. Skeptics, even when you show them video, they think it is faked.


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You're not grossly generalizing from a sample of one or a few are you?

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One more reason I am considered full of shit and a complete fucking troll by people who live in the real world.
Fixed that for ya. Dipshit.
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TexasFevre wrote:
You're not grossly generalizing from a sample of one or a few are you?

:D
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Why yes, yes I was. But the quotes are the important part. Like McCaine's air quotes.

"scientist" isn't the same as scientist. "skeptics" are not the same as skeptics. It's all about the quotation marks.

OK I forgot the fucking quote marks in that post. Or that should be, I "forgot" the quote marks.

See? Just like some "skeptics" forget to provide sources for their claims. Then get all insulting when you point out they are doing stuff they don't like other people doing.

Don't matter. Monster waves are cool. Good topic.
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Geni wrote:
robinson wrote: That is an interesting claim however. Why do you think that?

Large collection of reports of sea monsters ghost ships and for that matter ghosts in general.
Well, mermaids were manatees as I recall. Ghost ships exist, the Mary Celeste being the most famous. Sea monsters? Dunno. Jury's out I think. Proof of unicorns was the narwhal tusk.

Ocean is a sorta funny place and our sampling frame is, why, 1 % of it?
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jj wrote:So, ok, let's take all the sea captains' words at face value.

Now, where are the mermaids, sea monsters, floating islands, etc?
lulz!

If navy captains and merchant ships were reporting the things you keep harping on, there might be a problem dude.

Here's a clue. No captains of ships have reported any such things for hundreds and hundreds of years. Unlike damaging freak waves, which are well documented, and now even photographed from space.

Dragging in ancient myths to support whatever weird point you are trying to make is stupid.

I keep thinking you are trying to do some high level trolling. Because nobody can really be that dumb.
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ed wrote: Well, mermaids were manatees as I recall.
Unfortunately, manatees are not mermaids, so mermaids don't exist.

Can imagine how bad you need to get laid when a manatee starts looking good?
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ed wrote: Sea monsters? Dunno. Jury's out I think. Proof of unicorns was the narwhal tusk.
I'm thinking you missed the story recently about the real unicorn they found. I hope not, because I don't want to go try and find it. But they really did find a one horned deer, in Italy If I recall. One horn, right in the middle of the head.

Sea monsters were probably whales, giant squids and that really creepy long fish they discovered off of japan.

There is a video of it on YouTube.

Giant squids. There is another natural event that "scientist" dismissed as fantasy. They even have fleeting pictures of it now.

What next? Some ancient fish older than the dinosaurs? Oh wait ...


hmmm .... extinct sharks?


No, they found those.

Hmm ... the Milky Sea! That old sailors yarn.

No damn it. They have a satellite photo of that now.


There must be something they were making up.
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EvilYeti wrote:
ed wrote: Well, mermaids were manatees as I recall.
Unfortunately, manatees are not mermaids, so mermaids don't exist.
My point is simply that there was "something".
Can imagine how bad you need to get laid when a manatee starts looking good?
I was reading that Lord Nelson didn't set foot on land for 2 years or something horrible.

Actually, young manatees are sorta cute. Not for me, mind, I'm just sayin'.
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robinson wrote:
ed wrote: Sea monsters? Dunno. Jury's out I think. Proof of unicorns was the narwhal tusk.
I'm thinking you missed the story recently about the real unicorn they found. I hope not, because I don't want to go try and find it. But they really did find a one horned deer, in Italy If I recall. One horn, right in the middle of the head.

Sea monsters were probably whales, giant squids and that really creepy long fish they discovered off of japan.

There is a video of it on YouTube.

Giant squids. There is another natural event that "scientist" dismissed as fantasy. They even have fleeting pictures of it now.

What next? Some ancient fish older than the dinosaurs? Oh wait ...


hmmm .... extinct sharks?


No, they found those.

Hmm ... the Milky Sea! That old sailors yarn.

No damn it. They have a satellite photo of that now.


There must be something they were making up.
Didn't those so called "scientists" deny the extra terrestriaal origen of meteorites?

Bastards I tell you!!! Bastards!!!
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Don't get me started.
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robinson wrote:Don't get me started.
Perhaps you ought to get started on the differences between observation, confirmation, and testability.

So do, please, start.
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Testicles???

What?

What?
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I've figured it out.

Rogue waves are caused by sea monsters having sex with mermaids on floating islands.

I'm drawing some pictures now in microsoft paint and will post the evidence shortly.
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As long as there is evidences

err

am evidences ...
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robinson wrote:
TexasFevre wrote:
You're not grossly generalizing from a sample of one or a few are you?

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Why yes, yes I was. But the quotes are the important part. Like McCaine's air quotes.

"scientist" isn't the same as scientist. "skeptics" are not the same as skeptics. It's all about the quotation marks.

OK I forgot the fucking quote marks in that post. Or that should be, I "forgot" the quote marks.

See? Just like some "skeptics" forget to provide sources for their claims. Then get all insulting when you point out they are doing stuff they don't like other people doing.

Don't matter. Monster waves are cool. Good topic.
Dude, that's uncool. Now you've got me reading shit while picturing someone doing the quote hand signs. . . I'm also hearing (in my head reading voice) the difference that people make with their voice between saying something and "saying" something. :x

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EvilYeti wrote:
Can imagine how bad you need to get laid when a manatee starts looking good?
Yes, you bastard! Yes, indeed, I can! :sadbanana:


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TexasFevre wrote:
Dude, that's uncool. Now you've got me reading shit while picturing someone doing the quote hand signs. . . I'm also hearing (in my head reading voice) the difference that people make with their voice between saying something and "saying" something. :x

I'm declaring a Jisade Cruhad on you now. :lol:
Well you started it. Every time I read your posts I picture you (based on your avatar) rocking out to music and ending with, "dude". Garth style.

Make it stop.
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