I think that if within a few weeks of being captured, a dolphin can train people to stand on the very edge of the pool and throw them fish they might be smarter than us!
What'cha think? :
PS ooopps! I meant are they smarter "THAN" humans.
I'm not perfect! Jeez! :-)
With animals and humans, there's always that question of who's training whom? Nice question, qwark. We humans aren't nearly as smart as we think we are.
I would say if the Dolphin was smarter than Humans then it wouldn't have been captured in the first place.
God give us the humans our brain which is gift you can use it in the way you like. you can use your mind in smart way or stupid ... its up to u
Thanks god i use my mind in the way that i think its right and its sure smart because i success in my way , what about you?
I think that maybe I will get a pet dolphin to proof read my writing and teach me SEO.
Do you think that dolphins are more 'humane' than some people ?
Of coarse, you don't see dolphins catching humans and trying to train them. : )
I've NEVER!!! intimated that we humans are "humane" i.e. "Characterized by kindness, mercy, or compassion."
Dolphins just do what they do and are very sociable...I don't think "humaneness" is considered by them. They're just too busy trying to save themselves from "US!"
I think that most animals are more intelligient than human beings,
Particularly the ones that don't kill each other. Dolphins and
Elephants are more peaceful than humans and retain strong family
Values. There is a lot than humans can learn from OTHER animals.
Note that I refer to us as animals, just like them; one of the
Most laughable thing about humans is their tendancy to distinguish
Between themselves and 'animals'. Dolphins are great.
Just google dolphin killing porpoise. Though I do agree they seem to be much more - umm - reasonable than ourselves.
Dolphins know that's the way of life...eat or be eaten. Humans think that law of physical survival doesn't apply to themselves, not even when they are embroiled in Wall Street and politics. Ha!
dolphins don't eat porpoise, at least based on what I read to date...
LOL I did not take it as a metaphor. They certainly seem to be way happier than ourselves, for sure.
Don’t know if they are smarter…but they sure taste better roasted up. Am I kidding?
Seriously, it's hard to tell. Dolphins operate with two major handicaps; no hands and no fire. Most of what we use as proof of our superior intelligence is based on the use of these two things - without either one where would we be? As well off as dolphins?
Perhaps dolphins require superior intelligence just to be where they are with those handicaps!
Dolphins have no handicaps. That we might think they do could show us how uninformed we are about the great diversity of life around us. Think about cockroaches and spiders who have been here for millions of years as opposed to our mere tens of thousands, if that much.
As far as developing a civilization as we know it dolphins have a tremendous handicap as noted. It would take very advanced chemistry to accomplish the environment manipulation that we have done without fire. The lack of hands hurts, but mouths could overcome much of that.
That cockroaches have survived longer means little - they merely started earlier. Plus of course, survival is no indication of intelligence.
Wilderness, in the context of galactic time, even earth time, we humans are less significant than a passing moment. It's our hubris that makes us think otherwise.
I might point out that the earth and even the sun is little more. Even our galaxy is insignificant in terms of the universal time line.
On the other hand it is possible that mankind will spread to other galaxies and far outlast our solar system or even the galaxy. Personally I would find it unlikely that we will make it another 1000 years, but it is possible.
If mankind does spread beyond our planet, I hope we take dolphins with us.
The geek answer: according to the revered "Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy," dolphins are smarter than humans. So long and thanks for all the fish!
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