Jumping Around- Where will Yours be?

viper69

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I saw the info below on this site>> http://www.theraphosidae.be/en/chromatopelma-cyaneopubescens/

88 years later.... How many of us own a species or two that is not even identified by science yet, let alone a species that is "classified", but will likely get changed during a revision (Avic owners.. :rolleyes: )

"Chromatopelma cyaneopubescens (Strand/1907), also known as “Greenbottle blue”, is a wonderful bird spider due to its coloration and webbehavior from Venezuela.....In 1907 she’s officially been published by Strand as Eurypelma cyaneopubescens. Later, in 1939, Petrunkevitch moved her to the Delopelma-genus (which is today the Aphonopelma-genus). Nevertheless spiders of the Aphonopelma-genus are anatomically different due to its burrowing characteristics, which is the main reason why Schmidt gave Chromatopelma cyaneopubescens a genus for herself in 1995."
 

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I wonder about the genius that invented that common name back then... I think about someone like Popeye's father, always drunk :-s
 

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A top level answer below:

That science is always seeking to answer questions, and that sometimes those answers are re-evaluated for various reasons. Science is a constantly evolving discipline.
That is definitely the true essence of science. Rather than having the right answers, it's more important to ask the right questions. And when you arrive at a conclusion, you must lay it out to be disproven, and respectfully accept change if it occurs.
 

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That is definitely the true essence of science. Rather than having the right answers, it's more important to ask the right questions. And when you arrive at a conclusion, you must lay it out to be disproven, and respectfully accept change if it occurs.
Too many scientists design their experiments to support their ideas, which is a complete joke to do.
 

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Too many scientists design their experiments to support their ideas, which is a complete joke to do.
Yup. Unfortunately, that comes from the pressure to find significance in your data. People tend to not publish non-significant results, which is also a joke.
 

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I saw the info below on this site>> http://www.theraphosidae.be/en/chromatopelma-cyaneopubescens/

88 years later.... How many of us own a species or two that is not even identified by science yet, let alone a species that is "classified", but will likely get changed during a revision (Avic owners.. :rolleyes: )

"Chromatopelma cyaneopubescens (Strand/1907), also known as “Greenbottle blue”, is a wonderful bird spider due to its coloration and webbehavior from Venezuela.....In 1907 she’s officially been published by Strand as Eurypelma cyaneopubescens. Later, in 1939, Petrunkevitch moved her to the Delopelma-genus (which is today the Aphonopelma-genus). Nevertheless spiders of the Aphonopelma-genus are anatomically different due to its burrowing characteristics, which is the main reason why Schmidt gave Chromatopelma cyaneopubescens a genus for herself in 1995."
Whoever translated this page into English should not have translated so literally. "Vogelspinnen" technically does translate as "bird spider" if you are being 100% literal but it is obvious that we say "Tarantula" in English.
 

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Yup. Unfortunately, that comes from the pressure to find significance in your data. People tend to not publish non-significant results, which is also a joke.
Well I've always felt there should be a Journal of Negative Data, so people don't have to reinvent the wheel too, but of course that would never fly hahahaha
 
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