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Old 05-19-2019, 07:45 PM
 
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The dish look bizarre at sea level because they evolved to live at great depths, where the pressure squeezes them into more conventional shapes.
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Old 05-19-2019, 08:16 PM
 
Location: North State (California)
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Hey, maybe they think we look ugly. Who cares anyhow, many creatures are not pretty, & that is not their destiny.
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Old 05-19-2019, 09:44 PM
 
Location: British Columbia ♥ 🍁 ♥
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Deep sea fish aren't ugly, they are absolutely awesome and beautiful in their own way.

I have a theory about ugliness. Ugliness exists only for certain humans, only in the eyes of human beholders. There is no such thing as ugliness in all of the rest of Nature. It doesn't exist for other creatures. Humans who perceive ugliness in Nature's creations (including in other humans) are humans who are stunted in spirit and unable to perceive the beauty in all things that Nature creates.

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Old 05-20-2019, 07:18 AM
 
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The mental image behind that is very disturbing, to me at least.
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Old 05-20-2019, 07:50 AM
 
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Deep sea fish aren't ugly, they are absolutely awesome and beautiful in their own way.

I have a theory about ugliness. Ugliness exists only for certain humans, only in the eyes of human beholders. There is no such thing as ugliness in all of the rest of Nature. It doesn't exist for other creatures. Humans who perceive ugliness in Nature's creations (including in other humans) are humans who are stunted in spirit and unable to perceive the beauty in all things that Nature creates.

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Is that really true though? For example, take the Peacock, wherein for a male to get a mate he has to have very nice elaborate feathers.
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Old 05-20-2019, 12:46 PM
 
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Is that really true though? For example, take the Peacock, wherein for a male to get a mate he has to have very nice elaborate feathers.

Sure it's true. You need to understand peafowl mentality and the mentality of all other birds who physically, actively use their feathers to demonstrate their vitality and put on a display of superiority. The key word here is use. And you need to understand that birds and other species of animals don't see colours and shapes anything like the same way that humans see either.

When a female peafowl (peahen) observes the male's tail fan feathers lifted and fanned out, she is actually observing and caring more about what he does with his whole body and his feathers, how he uses them and the elaborate, controlled movements he puts them through, not what the feathers look like with regard to colour and 'beauty'.

If you take 10 male peafowl (peacocks) all in full feather and stand them all in a row in resting at ease phase they all look basically identical enough that you can't tell them apart. Females will completely ignore them all because they are in resting phase, they aren't doing anything to dance and display their physical strength and the regalia they are wearing. Beautiful to humans but boring and irrelevant to the peahens.

The males MUST become physically active, must put on their big song and dance performance, make many subtle vocal and body noises and strut their stuff in a very controlled manner using their heavy tails fanned out upright and shivering and twitching and vibrating to make a very loud rattling or buzzing noise (like a rattle snake). The wings are fanned out and tented, longs flight tips dropped to touch the ground to draw elaborate figure 8's and circles in the dirt. The legs, feet, neck and head and even the lungs are ALL put through a series of movements that will demonstrate how physically strong, controlled and virile the male is. Not to show how beautiful he is - but how strong, healthy, virile and capable of protecting his mate and offspring he is. Females don't want physical beauty in a mate, they want physical proof of superior strength and protection.

All animals are the same.

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Old 05-20-2019, 03:55 PM
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They aren't ugly. Fascinating and interesting, but not ugly. Post your picture....let us vote on it. :-)

And in the case of the Monkfish which has an angler type structure: DEElishus!
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Old 05-20-2019, 04:56 PM
 
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There is philosophical concept that human thinking provides templates for Nature building blocks, elements and elementals, to give shape to everything. Shape and form.
Just imagine how ugly thoughts were to shape those creatures


https://gizmodo.com/ten-horrifying-d...ked-1793622424
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Old 05-20-2019, 06:05 PM
 
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Maybe because a lot of them are blind, so they don't need to develop any kind of physical beauty to attract mates, like birds and others do. No pretty colors or fancy fins, no style is necessary. A blob is just as attractive as anything else down there in the dark.
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Old 05-20-2019, 06:13 PM
 
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Take the Blob fish, or the Angler fish, for example, really ugly. When it comes to the angler fish, I was actually surprised to learn the horrendous monstrosities you see are actually female, and the males are just tiny things lol; not pretty for sure!
They, quite literally, never get to see the light of day.
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