21 March 2014

Are Goldfish Bowls Cute?

Goldfish Bowl
Goldfish Bowl
A goldfish bowl is an ornament with interesting symmetry but many problems. Fish cannot hide from fellow fish or the outside world or search for food or explore. Artificial life-support is at best almost non-existent. Fish excretion pollutes the bowl. Sufficient oxygen cannot dissolve from the atmosphere into the water. Sunshine drives out the oxygen already in the water. Goldfish in a bowl face a lifetime of distress and tedium. Endless numbers of fish die slowly in bowls. Bowled fish cannot wave placards at us to inform of their needs.

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