Saturday, January 21, 2006
Lost Whale Sprouts Legs, Walks on Shore
Latest reports from London indicate a most unusual development in the story of the whale lost in the Thames River 40 miles from the English Channel.
The whale, seen at right, has apparently sprouted legs, donned men's swim trunks, size XXXXL, a baseball cap, water shoes and sunglasses, and stepped onto a pier.
Analysts report a similar phenomenon in July 1969 in Martha's Vineyard, Massachusetts. There a similar though younger, somewhat less orotund creature emerged from the water by night, apparently trying to avoid detection by humans. Attention to the event was diverted as it occurred during the Apollo 11 moon landing. A female of unknown relationship to the creature was reported drowned at the same site.
Evolutionary biologists note that these phenomena do not properly constitute evidence of evolution, as both events can only be evaluated as devolution, a development from a more adaptable, intelligent, able species to one less so. "Survival of the less fit is not a tenent of Darwin's theory," noted one expert.