Intelligence, social intelligence, aliens and dolphins.

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Chronos
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06 Sep 2011, 9:06 pm

Here is an interesting article on the above subject.

http://www.livescience.com/15889-dolphi ... -life.html



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06 Sep 2011, 9:48 pm

Very interesting article. 8)


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06 Sep 2011, 10:41 pm

It is interesting.

Dolphins are probably comparable to apes in the complexity of their social lives. So you would need a Jane Goodal, or a Dianne Fosse, devoting years- to studying dolphins properly in the wild. But it would have to be a mermaid version of Jane Goodall who could follow her subjects underwater for hundreds of miles.



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06 Sep 2011, 11:02 pm

Very fascinating stuff. The comment about dolphins being able to understand syntax was simply astonish and well beyond the scope of what I thought I knew.



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07 Sep 2011, 5:21 am

MisterJ wrote:
Very fascinating stuff. The comment about dolphins being able to understand syntax was simply astonish and well beyond the scope of what I thought I knew.


Ceteceans are smart. The might even be people. That is why I cannot bear to see whale hunting.

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