Saturday, October 03, 2015

The Seahorse Mithology

WHO DA MAN?     
Gary Larsen
I have the rather amazing ability to immerse myself in a given discipline and, in pretty short order, gain PhD equivalence.  Sometimes I don't require anything but common sense to kick the underpinnings from so called "scientific" facts.  Like yesterday. 

I was watching a Nat Geo channel show about sea life when the subject turned to the seahorse.  Straight away the (female) "expert" asserted that, alone among fish, the male of the species carries and gives birth to baby seahorses! Now, this is not the first time I've heard that, but after honing my senses during the recent serge of phony bullshit that's swamped the culture, it lit me up this time.  The viewer is told that the male seahorse is identified by the "brood pouch" on his belly.  The female seahorse has no brood pouch.  So let's walk this through. 
  • The male seahorse makes a pinging noise to attract a mate. 
  • They "do it", and the male is left with a belly full of fertilized eggs. 
  • The female is last seen flitting about without a care.
  • The male gives birth .
  Right. I am not making this up. 

Now, take 4 or 5 seconds and ask yourself, hey, what's the difference between a male and female of any species?  That's right.  The female gets her eggs fertilized by the male and later gives birth.  Sometimes the male will stick around and help to build a nest, and even babysit after the birth; others keep "bar-hopping." But, the thing that gets knocked up, to be crude, is the thing that's the female.  Period.  Right?  Of course.
So what we have here is possibly the first known attempt by "feminist" scholars to advance the notion of their superiority. And, so far male fishologists, either through timidity, or lacking any critical thinking ability,  haven't questioned it.  Now it's  accepted "science." Well, I'm not taking it anymore! Dammit.  And neither should you.


Juice said...

I like your take on this post. These days people tend to justify opinion/facts with the added tagline "Because Science" and that qualifier ends the discussion for them. Used to be that the written word (text book) was based on facts not political agendas. IMO, global warming is secondary to feminism's anti-male equality and the LGBT's educating us on how many gay animals live in the forest. Crazy is everywhere.

Anonymous said...

You're close Juice. People today use facts, or factoids, like a drunk uses a lamppost. For support rather then illumination. They form opinions and then seek corroboration. And no matter how damning evidence to the contrary is, it is rejected. Because feelings are tantamount to facts. Everyone gets a trophy. Yea!

Anonymous said...

I'm not a professional biologist, but even I know the feminist is full of shit.

"..The (female) "expert" asserted that, alone among fish, the male of the species carries and gives birth to bab[ies]..."

Ok. Let's go to the videotape, shall we?

Paternal mouth brooders include arowana (Osteoglossum sp.), many species of Betta, seacatfish (Ariopsis sp.) and certain ciclids. There are also biparental mouthbrooders (where both sexes share the duty), cichlids and a species of catfish.

Apparently to be a progressive, it is necessary to be 1) ignorant and 2) certain that the crap you believe is gospel truth (cf. Keynesianism, anthropogenic global warming, the fundamental goodness of government, etc.)

Should there be proggies reading this, remember this. You (proggies) are full of shit. Your fellow SJWs, the people you read, believe and admire are similarly full of shit.

Sorry, but this is apodictically true.

Read about Michael Crichton's "Gell-Mann effect". Before you naively believe stuff that Paul Krugman or Noam Chomsky write, please try to understand the contrary point of view. I'm a conservative and I can explain your point of view, probably better than you can. It's wrong, but I can do it justice. You try it.

Steve in Greensboro

Hodja said...

OT: True?

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