Tuesday, 3 January 2012

sharks with frickin laser beams on their heads

I read something today online that I want you to know about.
Apparently, sharks are aware of climate change and are cross pollinating (sic) to adapt to it.

Here is the exact sentence:  "The scientists say interbreeding between the two shark species is a sign the animals are adapting to climate change."

Hear that? It's a sign... that fuckin sharks.. the dumbest eating machines on the planet.. are adapting to climate change. 

Ok, lets look at this for a moment, lets assume that sharks, like most other living things on the planet, are evolving. Sure, I'll buy that. But to suggest that they are doing so because of climate change is complete and utter speculation and rhetoric. 
Truth is, they have found a bunch of sharks that haven't previously mated before. So, I've never rooted a German woman before, but if I did (and given the chance, and one was godly enough to do so, I would, absolutely) people wouldn't care.

Granted, I would have been a little more impressed if they discovered that a Great White shark had mated with say.. a Gummy shark, but get this, the two sharks that have created this mutant monster of the deep are...

A common black tip shark


And Australian black tip shark.

Pretty much the equivalent of an Aussie having their way with a Kiwi. 

Dogs root different breeds of dogs, cats with other cats.. birds.. well I'm not so sure of.. my point is, it's evolution responsible for this, not climate change. 

Before you say 'ahh but doesn't evolution allow these sharks to survive in the future?' read what I wrote again.. these two extremely closely related sharks did not mate due to climate change. 

And.. before you say 'oh you're just another anti climate change idiot' well.. maybe I am. 
But think about this, in the 80's we were warned of 'global cooling'.. how'd that turn out for ya scientists?

Look, I don't have all the answers (in fact I know fuck all), but what I don't like is being fed utter bullshit from people who are trying to shoehorn climate change into a story, just so it gets picked up in the media. 
Lets face it, two sharks gettin it on would never have seen the light of day in the mainstream media if it wasn't for the by line of 'climate change'. Add that to any story, and you'll be heard. 

Love to hear your thoughts.

1 comment:

  1. When I read this on news.com.au, I laughed and the coffee I was drinking went through my nose.

    I don't think sharks know about climate change, maybe they just like sex.