Sunday, June 6, 2010
A Whale is a Fish
I really hate people who have to correct you and say "a whale is actually a mammal". Who are the idiots who classified a whale as a mammal? Yes, I know, it were biologists. And yes I know their reasoning. A whale is warm-blooded, it has a similar composition to a mammal, it reproduces like a mammal, not like a fish, and it evolved from a land animal that went into the sea. I know all of that. But, it has fins! And it looks like a fish. People fish for it. No one says "I am going to go hunting for whales", everyone says, "I am going to go whale fishing". Do not misunderstand me. I am not charging my complain towards biologists, they are just doing their jobs when it comes to classifying life, I cannot blame them. I am complaining about people who have to correct you. You know, I took fifth grade biology. I know that a whale is really a mammal. But I call it a fish because it looks like a fish and it acts like a fish, I do not care that I call it a fish. When you correct people and tell them that a whale is a really a mammal do you realize you make yourself look so stupid? It is basic level science to know that in actuality a whale is a mammal and not like a fish. Obviously people who say that whales are fish must be joking or do not care to be so precise. Correcting people who call whales fish is unintelligent. It is a completely unintelligent remark, there is nothing deep to it. I can understand if knowing that a whale is not a fish was not common knowledge and you corrected people, fine. But since it is such basic common knowledge that a whale is not a fish stop correcting people! All you are trying to show is how smart you are because you happen to know that simple little fact that nearly every person knows. I have no problem with people being arrogant, I am arrogant myself. If you want to show off how smart you are, go ahead. But at least do it when it comes to real intelligible things not basic knowledge. I do not care. Whales are fish, and I will call them that.