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Are Dolphins Smarter the Humans?

  1. qwark profile image59
    qwarkposted 7 years ago

    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?  smile:
    Qwark
    PS  ooopps! I meant are they smarter "THAN" humans.
    I'm not perfect! Jeez!  :-)

    1. Sally's Trove profile image81
      Sally's Troveposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      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.

      1. qwark profile image59
        qwarkposted 7 years agoin reply to this

        Hi Sally  smile:

        Just a little "entertaining" food-for-thought...smile:

        Qwark

    2. Cagsil profile image61
      Cagsilposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      I would say if the Dolphin was smarter than Humans then it wouldn't have been captured in the first place. wink

      1. qwark profile image59
        qwarkposted 7 years agoin reply to this

        CAgs:
        My goodness! God ordained their capture! you know how that goes!
        lol...smile:
        Qwark

    3. ImChemist profile image57
      ImChemistposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      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

      1. Cagsil profile image61
        Cagsilposted 7 years agoin reply to this

        Well, it's obvious how yours is used. lol

        1. qwark profile image59
          qwarkposted 7 years agoin reply to this

          Hahaha   I agree Cags....whew! smile:
          Qwark

          1. Cagsil profile image61
            Cagsilposted 7 years agoin reply to this

            lol lol lol lol lol

        2. ImChemist profile image57
          ImChemistposted 7 years agoin reply to this

          Yes!

        3. ImChemist profile image57
          ImChemistposted 7 years agoin reply to this

          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?

    4. profile image0
      DoorMattnomoreposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      how do you measure smart?

      1. ImChemist profile image57
        ImChemistposted 7 years agoin reply to this

        i know that I'm smart , when peoples say " you are smart " and if you want to test your smart search for IQ tests online and test your self.

  2. 2uesday profile image81
    2uesdayposted 7 years ago

    I think that maybe I will get a pet dolphin to proof read my writing and teach me SEO.

    1. qwark profile image59
      qwarkposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      2:
      Hey! Worth a try!  smile:
      Qwark

  3. qwark profile image59
    qwarkposted 7 years ago

    I guess no one cares...sad:
    Qwark

  4. 2uesday profile image81
    2uesdayposted 7 years ago

    Do you think that dolphins are more 'humane' than some people ?

    1. Christy Goff profile image56
      Christy Goffposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      Of coarse, you don't see dolphins catching humans and trying to train them. : )

    2. qwark profile image59
      qwarkposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      Sally:
      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!"
      smile:
      Qwark

    3. lovemychris profile image63
      lovemychrisposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      That was my first thought too.

  5. profile image0
    ryankettposted 7 years ago

    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.

    1. Misha profile image75
      Mishaposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      Just google dolphin killing porpoise. Though I do agree they seem to be much more - umm - reasonable than ourselves. smile

      1. Sally's Trove profile image81
        Sally's Troveposted 7 years agoin reply to this

        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!

        1. Misha profile image75
          Mishaposted 7 years agoin reply to this

          dolphins don't eat porpoise, at least based on what I read to date...

          1. Sally's Trove profile image81
            Sally's Troveposted 7 years agoin reply to this

            It's a metaphor, Misha.

            1. Misha profile image75
              Mishaposted 7 years agoin reply to this

              LOL I did not take it as a metaphor. smile They certainly seem to be way happier than ourselves, for sure. smile

              1. Sally's Trove profile image81
                Sally's Troveposted 7 years agoin reply to this

                smile And they are happier than ourselves. They do what they do because that's the way it is for their survival. They don't need to go to confession.

  6. Edlira profile image64
    Edliraposted 7 years ago

    Certainly smarter than some of the humans...lol

    1. qwark profile image59
      qwarkposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      Ed:
      Ya got that right!  smile:

      Qwark

  7. Misha profile image75
    Mishaposted 7 years ago

    Define "smarter" smile

  8. pylos26 profile image76
    pylos26posted 7 years ago

    Don’t know if they are smarter…but they sure taste better roasted up. Am I kidding?

  9. wilderness profile image98
    wildernessposted 7 years ago

    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!

    1. Sally's Trove profile image81
      Sally's Troveposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      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.

      1. wilderness profile image98
        wildernessposted 7 years agoin reply to this

        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.

        1. Sally's Trove profile image81
          Sally's Troveposted 7 years agoin reply to this

          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.

          1. wilderness profile image98
            wildernessposted 7 years agoin reply to this

            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.

            1. Sally's Trove profile image81
              Sally's Troveposted 7 years agoin reply to this

              If mankind does spread beyond our planet, I hope we take dolphins with us. smile

              1. Castlepaloma profile image77
                Castlepalomaposted 7 years agoin reply to this

                1. Dolphins are the king of the sea, in which is a larger area than our land
                2.  Their always smiling or laughing
                3. They have more sex too.

                I love to swim like a dolphin, seem like a  intelligent way of doing things to me.

  10. leahlefler profile image98
    leahleflerposted 7 years ago

    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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