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A group of “climate change experts” that discovered a 507-year-old clam that was the world’s oldest known creature killed it in the process of determining its age.

I can only hope that they made good use of it afterwards.

5 Comments

  1. RAB says:

    It may be shellfish of me, but I don’t like seafood that much. My dad was a master butcher… We lived on red meat and three Veg, thrived and prospered. My mum is 90 in December. She can still scarf down a lamb chop with the best of ‘em.

    As to “climate change experts”… they will be the death of us all.

  2. Roue le Jour says:

    They obviously never heard of Tom Harlan who cut down a Bristlecone pine to drag back to his lab and date. Part way through he breaks out in a cold sweat when he realises it’s thousands of years old and he probably just killed the oldest living thing on Earth… fortunately some of the others are even older. Near thing though.

  3. Flaxen Saxon says:

    There is no virtue in old age. An old clam is but a statistic. Why scream in horror because an aged clam has been killed to measure its age. Surely we should scream louder if it had been young. Oh the tragedy of unfilled potential. I think we did Methuselah a blessing; after all he was existing in Wales.

  4. CountingCats says:

    FS,

    I gotta say, I agree.

    My first response was a mild outrage, but that subsided within seconds as I considered that what the hell, it is only a clam. It is not as if it has consciousness, or can benefit us with its sagacity and great wisdom. It is a clam, for gods sake. Why do I care if it is dead?

  5. Why, Cats? Well, try this: the clam’s fate will likely be ours too, should we ever surrender to the climate fraudsters…

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