If people were filter feeders, we would have baleen plates like those of the majestic baleen whale, and run around in the ocean sucking up krill!
Eventually, we would undoubtedly encounter the merpeople of the great Atlantic
Wanting to impress our new friends, we would attempt to win their trust by teaching them the secrets of fire!
Upon witness of our technology, the merpeople would accept us as one of their own, and take us to their underwater citadel
Excited by fire, the merpeople would take it from us, before we could get the chance to explain the dangers!
Before we can know what hit us, an entire civilization will have been burnt to the ground
And that is why mankind must never attempt to gorge on the ocean’s bounty of krill.