Many have sought to understand the mystery of the abalone. Where did they come from? Are they aliens? Are they our even more distant ancestors, slightly removed from prehistoric frogs, dolphins, and monkeys? Abalone share various evolutionary developments with us, not to mention that like humans, they are also extremely hardheaded, extraordinarily slow, and very set in their ways.
Introducing new ideas or different perspectives to human beings is somewhat akin to coaxing an abalone to shove over a couple of millimeters on it's favorite hunk of rock or coral reef, where most of them will spend the entirety of their thirty to forty years of existence quite contentedly, much in the same way that humans will remain stubbornly, steadfastly adherent to a certain code of beliefs for most likely the entirety of their lives, despite obvious and easily accessible information and evidence completely to the contrary that flies in their face. The only difference is that the abalone is probably much less threatened by the prospect of having to slime it's way over to the other side of the same rock it has been suctioned to for the past twenty years than humans are by the spectre of entertaining the possibility that they may be wrong.
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