It is the solution to something like 25% of extant philosophical problems.
It starts with a discussion of whether or not Pluto is a planet.
Solomon says he’s never heard of these gene things before, and that maybe genetics is involved in your weird foreign words “fish” and “mammal”, but dag are just finned creatures that swim in the sea, and behemah are just legged creatures that walk on the Earth.
(like the kelev and the parah and the gavagai) You try to explain that no, Solomon is wrong, dag are actually defined not by their swimming-in-sea-with-fins-ness, but by their genes.
(this is going to end up being a metaphor for something, so bear with me) The argument goes like this. But the Bible says Jonah got swallowed by a big fish. The first problem here is that “whale” is just our own modern interpretation of the Bible.
So the Bible seems to think whales are just big fish. For all we know, Jonah was swallowed by a really really really big herring.
You can get a reputation as a daring and original thinker just by copy-pasting it at different arguments with a couple of appropriate words substituted for one another, mad-libs like.
But there is no fact of the matter on whether a whale is a fish. So this is the second reason why this particular objection to the Bible is silly.
If God wants to call a whale a big fish, stop telling God what to do. When terms are not defined directly by God, we need our own methods of dividing them into categories.
The Ministry of Behemah has a strong presence inland and lots of of people who hunt on horseback.
So please (he continues) keep going about how whales have little tiny hairs.Your argument is “conform to the way all the cool people use the word ‘fish'”, not “a whale is really and truly not a fish”.