What can beat 999 Charcoles Megaladon?

Created by Rexby on Apr 20, 2014

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Rexby

Honolulu, HI

#1 Apr 20, 2014
Yolo bros, VOTE

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Since: Oct 12

Cheshire UK

#2 Apr 20, 2014
Rexby wrote:
Yolo bros, VOTE
YOU couldn't fight or think your way out of a paper bag.
Rexby

Honolulu, HI

#3 Apr 21, 2014
Oh I can. I can I can I can I can I can STINKY T!T

Since: Jun 14

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#4 Jun 9, 2014
Hmmm, oh wait, I know! Homo freaking Sapiens. If 15 rockets don't work, then use FREAKING 100000000 rockets and chuck each into the mouth of the C.Megalodons.

“This is all from a seed”

Since: Jun 14

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#5 Jun 9, 2014
Is there such thing as a Homo-Freaking-Sapien?
I thought that there was only Homo Sapien.
And I know what could beat Megalodon, by the way. And it's only one thing, not a pack of things.

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Since: Jan 14

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#6 Jun 10, 2014
Jhet77 wrote:
Hmmm, oh wait, I know! Homo freaking Sapiens. If 15 rockets don't work, then use FREAKING 100000000 rockets and chuck each into the mouth of the C.Megalodons.
You may have killed it but it wasn't by your own ability. We're taught how to aim and fire a gun. With enough time, we could teach most other animals how to fire a gun. A four ounce monkey can kill a 100 ton shark, all it needs is a rocket launcher.

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#7 Jun 10, 2014
Land. 999 C.megaladon stranded on beached ain't goin' nowhere.
candiru_attack

San Francisco, CA

#8 Jun 10, 2014
PaleoGuy wrote:
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You may have killed it but it wasn't by your own ability. We're taught how to aim and fire a gun. With enough time, we could teach most other animals how to fire a gun. A four ounce monkey can kill a 100 ton shark, all it needs is a rocket launcher.
Really?

2 grasping appendages are needed to grab the gun and to fire it - this rules out almost all invertebrates (Mandibles can function as one, but legs can't be used for another) as well as birds (I mean it might be feasible, but you'd need some real acrobatics, holding it in your beak while trying to stretch your leg to the trigger, balancing on one foot...).

So there's three vertebrate classes with serviceable appendages: Amphibia, "Reptilia", and Mammalia. You can rule out cetaceans, sirenians, snakes, caecilians, and amphisbaenians for obvious reasons. Really, though, what you need is at least facultative bipedalism(Standing still), so that you don't put two of your four legs under tremendous stress. This rules out the remaining amphibians, as well as testudines, tuataras, and lizards.

The invertebrates that can do it would be the octopodes, I guess. They have insane dexterity and 8 arms with suckers. They also live underwater, where it would be less effective. Even ignoring that, you'd have to chalk off the suborder Cirrina because the gun would probably irrevocably damage them by being within 5 feet of them.

So on to mammals. Ungulates do not work here. Neither do monotremes. Kangaroos could do it, they've got the arms and the bipedalism. Sloths need limbs to grasp onto trees, armadillos just don't work, and anteaters can only knuckle walk - not good enough. Elephants are just too big and too quadrupedal. I'm not going to go through all of the mammal groups, but basically only primates and maybe bears (They are bears, after all) can do it, as well as kangaroos and other individual strange species.

That's not "Most of the world's animals". When you rule out arthropods, you have already ruled out "Most of the world's animals."

For dinosaurs, by the way, long-armed theropods like spinosaurids and ornithomimosaurs could do it, as well as basal bipedal sauropodomorphs a la Plateosaurus. Some ornithopods like Dryosaurus, Hypsilophodon, Leaellynasaura(God I feel like a badass finally spelling it right the first time) etc too.

Besides, primates notwithstanding, none of these guys are smart enough. Intelligence is important for tool use.

Also, I'm aware that this is an overly detailed response to a throwaway comment, but I felt like writing this post, just because.

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#9 Jun 12, 2014
candiru_attack wrote:
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Really?
2 grasping appendages are needed to grab the gun and to fire it - this rules out almost all invertebrates (Mandibles can function as one, but legs can't be used for another) as well as birds (I mean it might be feasible, but you'd need some real acrobatics, holding it in your beak while trying to stretch your leg to the trigger, balancing on one foot...).
So there's three vertebrate classes with serviceable appendages: Amphibia, "Reptilia", and Mammalia. You can rule out cetaceans, sirenians, snakes, caecilians, and amphisbaenians for obvious reasons. Really, though, what you need is at least facultative bipedalism(Standing still), so that you don't put two of your four legs under tremendous stress. This rules out the remaining amphibians, as well as testudines, tuataras, and lizards.
The invertebrates that can do it would be the octopodes, I guess. They have insane dexterity and 8 arms with suckers. They also live underwater, where it would be less effective. Even ignoring that, you'd have to chalk off the suborder Cirrina because the gun would probably irrevocably damage them by being within 5 feet of them.
So on to mammals. Ungulates do not work here. Neither do monotremes. Kangaroos could do it, they've got the arms and the bipedalism. Sloths need limbs to grasp onto trees, armadillos just don't work, and anteaters can only knuckle walk - not good enough. Elephants are just too big and too quadrupedal. I'm not going to go through all of the mammal groups, but basically only primates and maybe bears (They are bears, after all) can do it, as well as kangaroos and other individual strange species.
That's not "Most of the world's animals". When you rule out arthropods, you have already ruled out "Most of the world's animals."
For dinosaurs, by the way, long-armed theropods like spinosaurids and ornithomimosaurs could do it, as well as basal bipedal sauropodomorphs a la Plateosaurus. Some ornithopods like Dryosaurus, Hypsilophodon, Leaellynasaura(God I feel like a badass finally spelling it right the first time) etc too.
Besides, primates notwithstanding, none of these guys are smart enough. Intelligence is important for tool use.
Also, I'm aware that this is an overly detailed response to a throwaway comment, but I felt like writing this post, just because.
Nice post. However you failed to address the real debate at hand. A human with a rocket launcher isn't killing C.meglodon by its own ability. It's relying on tools to kill the shark.
candiru_attack

San Francisco, CA

#10 Jun 12, 2014
PaleoGuy wrote:
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Nice post. However you failed to address the real debate at hand. A human with a rocket launcher isn't killing C.meglodon by its own ability. It's relying on tools to kill the shark.
I wasn't referring to that. I was referring to your assertion that most animals could be taught to use a gun effectively.

And the thing is, you can't really draw an objective line between your own ability and not your own ability. People developed tools consciously by their own ability, but other animals didn't purposefully evolve features, it's just natural selection. I'm not going to say anything more on this debate, because I don't think you can really change someone's view.

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Since: Mar 11

Albany

#11 Jun 12, 2014
Evolution, because Nature always finds some way to out compete even the largest predators. Eventually, Carcochles Megalodon would have been out competed or hunted out of existence by better predators.

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