Theo, love, I'm sorry. I've been teasing you. I looked at the beast's brain before Ch'vorthq cooked it, and it was very simple.
Neither the brain size nor its ratio to body size is an indicator of intelligence.
It's the complexity that matters. Language, art, poetry, tool-use. . . The hallmarks of sentience depend on intricate structures not present in the brain I examined.
That pseudo-whale was probably no more intelligent than Earth's dolphins.
I mean, before they were genehanced, and got into the United Nations.
<Where's your little brother? It's time to start.>
Whaleling Sproggen 2:
<He went up to the beach for some snacks. We can have poetry night without him.>