Cetology. The Specksynder.
Congrats to everyone who made it through Cetology! I was super into whales when I was like 11 or 12, so reading this chapter really took me back. But in a way that was a slog and ignores science.
Can we all start calling bottlenose dolphins “huzzah porpoises?”
I love the logic that a whale is a fish if you ignore all the things that make it not a fish.
Many people complain about the Cetology chapter, but I like it. The again I read a lot of books about dinosaurs.
“This whole book is but a draught—nay, but the draught of a draught. Oh, Time, Strength, Cash, and Patience!”
The lament of all authors to this day.
The part about the dolphins really made me smile. I totally agree w. Ishmael that if you can’t cheer for dolphins I don’t think we can be friends.
Also does anyone have any idea what a hyena whale is??