alcapwnage0007 t1_j8amv1r wrote

I give you points for honesty. However, I think it's worth giving weight to the general agreement of so many scientists. You admit you don't know, and that's okay. You didn't focus your life on that. But some people have.

You say you are or were an attorney, so you understand records, surely? Documentation? Historians work with records and context to fill in where records fail. Detectives and crime scene investigators do the same.

Archeologists do the same on a much larger time table. We don't know the exact time and date that things happened, we know they happened a long time ago. We can estimate how old dirt is. We can use that to guess when this water horse lived and died. We see that the fossilized water horse was NOT the same creature as the ones we have, but that the creatures have similarities. We can look at how the bones of a whale match the bones of a horse with some modification. We can see the same sort of bone shape changing in different breeds of dog.

I will say this: I offer my apologies for calling you dumb.

I will ask: simply consider?


alcapwnage0007 OP t1_iy4qev4 wrote

The Guerriere had been a part of a mission with a larger group to capture the Constitution, and happened upon it while heading alone to port. The captain of the Guerriere decided to engage, but ship was bested and sunk by the Constitution.

While the outcome meant very little if not nothing in the grand scheme of the war, news of the battle was a big boost to morale for the US.


alcapwnage0007 OP t1_iy3yt6h wrote

Hull also had Dacres' mother's Bible returned to him after the battle, which I personally find is a beautiful little act of kindness

Edit: I can't edit the title, but the captain of the Guerriere was named Dacres, not Dacre. That is my b.